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Month: April 2020

Better sleep for a more productive day

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

We all need more sleep. About 35% of people in the UK get less than seven hours a night, which could put them at risk of damage to physical and mental health. It’s affecting our work too: about 200,000 working days are lost a year due to absenteeism caused by lack of sleep. So, the [Read more…]

Working at Home? When is your peak productive time?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

You probably know already that you’re more productive at some times during the day. But do you know how to work out exactly when you peak, and how to utilise this to improve your performance, creativity and problem-solving abilities? This could be particularly useful if you are working at home, without your normal routine during [Read more…]

Could your own podcast boost your career or business?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

In the past, people looking to build their profile might aim to get on TV or radio. They still do, of course, but there’s a growing range of options to get a message out there with digital technology, such as podcasts. It’s no secret that these audio shows – delivered weekly or even daily to [Read more…]

Tricks to stop spending all your time on email

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

If (in more normal times) you’re an office worker, you may find it unsurprising that we spend an average of 4.1 hours a day checking work emails – that’s more than 20 hours a week and more that 1000 hours a year.   All that time spent reading, replying, scrolling, forwarding, CCing and crafting those [Read more…]

Social distancing is a chance to re-engage with lifelong learning

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

We are living through unprecedented times, but for some, more time at home might offer an opportunity to re-engage with learning. Whether you want to upskill to progress your career, widen your knowledge to help your family, or to directly contribute to your community during the current crisis – we have courses that may help. [Read more…]

Everyone has an inspiring story to tell…

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Remember what it was like when you were at Lincoln College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did you [Read more…]

How (and why!) to be more creative at work

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

If you want to get to the top, you need to be able to show your creativity. It’s the quality that was singled out by the majority of 1,500 company leaders surveyed on what it takes to succeed. It’s notoriously difficult to be creative on demand – when ideas are called for in that high-pressure [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Could teaching be the happiest profession in the UK? This article by The Guardian certainly suggests so. Teachers have better holiday time, as well as variety and fulfilment in their jobs. Teaching and inspiring the future generations can be an extremely rewarding path, and one which is possible to begin no matter what stage you [Read more…]

What the future of staff tracking means for you

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

With so many of us using smart devices to track everything from the number of steps we take to the food we eat, it was only a matter of time before companies turned to electronics to measure staff performance. Businesses from Amazon to Tesco and the Daily Telegraph have all been found using high-tech monitoring [Read more…]