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The management mentor who actually speaks plain English

Management trainers often tread a fine line between academia and practical reality. If they have studied management at university, it’s all too tempting to dazzle their students with clever-sounding terms. But being dazzled is the last thing budding managers need as they seek to perform better and advance their careers. Many would rather point their telescopes away from the sun and see the path ahead clearly.

The formula for success: Excel training

Most office workers know a few Excel functions to get them through the day. But that’s like driving a Ferrari at walking pace. Excel is a massively powerful piece of software that can do almost anything that’s asked of it – if only you know how. Excel has arguably saved more hours of work than any other piece of software, but it needs to be programmed to do so. This means there is a substantial market for Excel training.

The pros and cons of working from home

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, professionals across various industries are conforming to the new normal of working from home. Zoom calls have replaced face to face meetings, daily commute has reduced to a few steps, and a flexible schedule stands in for a 9-to-5 routine.

But what does it all mean for productivity?

How to thrive at college

Lots of young Americans go to college, but a large proportion of them never gain a degree. Federal Government figures show a 33% graduation rate for students on four-year degrees at public colleges and universities, rising to 57.6% after six years. To graduate in four years, students need to accrue 15 credits per semester, and it seems two thirds are not managing that.

Should marketing be a chore or can it be a pleasure?

One of the greatest challenges to any business of any size is marketing. With thousands of businesses touting their wares on the internet, in the press and on every advertising surface available, how do you make your voice heard so that you can get your product or service to eager customers?