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3 Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About 2021

Although it’s only January, the year 2021 is already providing its share of challenges.  Global Covid-19 infections are rising at an alarming rate and lockdowns continue to disrupt family, social and business life; the US Presidential election fall-out has escalated to storming of the Capitol by angry citizens, and trade tensions continue between China and

Create a culture of innovation, people development, and customer focus

Many people and organisations seem to think that great company culture is determined by whether a group of employees get along on a personal level or not, which couldn’t be further from reality. A company’s culture is characterised by a range of common attributes, internal processes and employee behaviours that are well aligned with the

have you asked for a salary rise?

Have you asked for your pay rise?

One of the most effective and easiest ways to earn more money is to ask for it, right? Easier said than done. Asking for a pay rise can feel uncomfortable, unnatural and just plain awkward. However, it doesn’t need to be. Keep reading for some easy hints and tips to successfully ask for a pay

Career Advice Needs To Be Relevant To You

Career advice needs to be relevant to you.

Having spoken with many thousands of people about their careers over the last few decades, we at Optimum Consulting can say with confidence that your career choices and ambitions are always highly unique.  Think for a moment about your own mix of skills, experience, education and decision-making. Now consider things like your personal ambitions and

Adapting it is human nature

Adapting – it is just human nature!

7 insights into how Covid has influenced the employee life cycle: Adapting – it is just human nature! So, if 2020 has taught us anything it is that we must adapt to change in a VUCA environment. I am lucky enough to be part of an organisation where we deal with a wide variety of

A Sense of Humour is a Sense of Proportion

This is probably my favourite life mantra. It’s so simple yet so powerfully significant and applicable to one’s personal and importantly,  (now more than ever) professional life. The ability to choose a happier disposition, finding the humour in even the most trying of circumstances and the classic “Every cloud has a…. “ Well, you get

Six of the top lessons I learnt about life from my Grandad

Next month would have been my Grandad’s 95th Birthday. It is safe to say he was an incredible man. I knew him for 32 years and I was fortunate enough to spend most days with him for the last few months before he passed. Our chats were endless (even if some of them were over

How Effective Leaders Inspire Loyalty

Effective leadership in the workplace plays a major part in gaining loyalty from employees. Organisations want to attract employers and employees who are loyal. When employers and employees are loyal to one another, employee satisfaction, productivity and company profitability increases. Loyalty in the workplace encourages a positive culture and those employees that are dedicated to

The Exercise Effect

It’s no news to anyone reading this that fitness and exercise are directly related to productivity and mental health, but after 2020 changed absolutely everyone’s plans in one way or another and left almost all of us under different levels of increased pressure, it’s important to be reminded of the little things that can make