Emotional Rescue: mitigating the effects of negative emotions

By Hamish Williams

We all get out of the wrong side of bed some days. Even people with the sunniest of dispositions have moments where it’s virtually impossible to maintain a positive outlook. The important thing to remember when the going gets tough is that simply being aware of your emotions is the vital first step in controlling them.

Don’t be a tool: develop your management tools through self-awareness

By AIM Senior Research Fellow Dr Samantha Johnson

‘To the person who only has a hammer, everything they encounter begins to look like a nail.’ Abraham H. Maslow

How hard is life, when you have to be good, not only at what you do, but at who you are?  

We’re all good at doing something, in life.  But are we good at being people, at being ourselves?

Time for a pay rise

By AIM Facilitator Peter Cullen

A national HR manager relayed a recent event to me involving a staff member going into their manager’s office, sitting down and blurting out they were worth more money and wanted a salary increase. They were that straightforward with the request. That was also the end of the meeting.

Fail to plan and plan to fail: why you need to stick to your New Year’s resolutions

So it’s week two of 2016, you’ve already skipped your morning run twice and you caved in and drank a few too many glasses of wine on Saturday night. While it might feel like the wheels are wobbling already, it isn’t yet time to give up on all of your goals for the year.

The New Year is when nearly everyone starts to set new goals for themselves, both professionally and personally. For busy managers, this is the ideal time to consider how to put these into action over the coming weeks.

Stop the train: taking stock for planning ahead

Guest post by Alasdair Bradley, AIM's Head Designer of Learning

The pace is often frenetic. Days roll into weeks and months and before we know it, another year has passed. We live in a time where time is of the essence, where a moment lived is a moment lost. Every day we wake to a new future only to have it relegated almost immediately to the past. We are constantly if not consistently propelled toward forward; looking back rarely seems an option.

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