Resisting the urge to watch Game of Thrones

We’ve all been there. You WANT to do well. You have a desire to be successful, and if someone were to ask you “do you want to pass this course with flying colours?” the answer would undoubtedly be “yes!” But… But when it comes to putting this thought into action, it’s not quite as easy as promising yourself that you’re going to give it your all, and then putting your feet up to watch Game of Thrones while waiting for the good results to show up. The hard truth The truth is, in order to achieve a significant goal, you need to

Work smart, not hard: Tip 1

Those with children will no doubt be aware that the Summer holidays have recently begun and with it a swarm of excited children are out in the wild for six glorious weeks. At that age it seems as if the Summer will last forever, school a long forgotten bad memory. Around August there will be uniform fittings and the sadness that the Summer adventures are now coming to an end. One of the ways that I was tempted back to school as a child was with a brand new set of stationary. The idea of the crisp new notebooks, the

Reflections on career management

Actively take hold of your career and manage where you want to go and how to get there. That was the key message from the Treasury Careers Evening on Thursday 25 June, attended by over 100 treasury and finance professionals It’s not enough to simply let your careers develop, you have to take control of where you want to go. But what is the market like now, are there enough opportunities and what tried and tested tips are there to help you along the way? The good news is that we are in a market that has the highest employment

Mind mapping

Over the course of the next few newsletters I’m going to be sharing a few tips with you which I’ve learned over the years to help me study successfully.

This month I want to share “Mind Mapping®” with you. Invented by Tony Buzan who’s an expert in memory and the mind, it’s a great technique which you’ll find yourself using all the time. Mind Mapping® can be used to:
  • remember things (great for revising)
  • structure things (like an exam answer or a work report)
  • take notes in a meeting or a lecture

Have you ever stopped to think how you prefer to learn?

For most of us, we get conditioned to learn in a certain way when we’re at school but it isn’t always the right style to help you personally learn to best effect.

During the 1980’s, Honey and Mumford developed profiles of different learning styles to help people identify what sort of learners they are – the idea being that this can make learning easier, more effective and more enjoyable. It saves you tackling your learning on a hit-and-miss basis.