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What does your glovebox say about you?

People spend an enormous amount of time in their cars throughout their lifetime, but what are their glove-box travel necessities? We were curious, so we got 10 photographers to photograph their car and the contents of their glove-compartment. Are there similarities or differences across the globe? GoCompare went off to investigate here, and here are …

What makes a successful team? - Sarah-J Coaching Blog

What makes a successful team?

I recently ran a mini-workshop on the subject of teamwork. It brought up some interesting insights when I asked the group ‘what makes a successful team?’ This blog will cover some of the answers we discussed in the workshop to answer this elusive question. 

How to manage upwards to your manager

In order to successfully manage a team of employees, it is important that you also know how to effectively manage the person in charge of you. Managing upwards might sound like a strange concept but, when done right, it can help you and your team to work more effectively.

A starter on how to get the most out of meetings

Do you dread business meetings? Whether they’re one on one with your manager or they involve the entire team, business meetings can often feel like a waste of an hour. An hour you could be spending more productively working towards targets. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Common company culture myths

Company culture is what defines a business and its values. It often isn’t one of the first things that are thought about when starting up a company, but it really should be because it affects lots of aspects of that company.

How do I survive office politics?

There’s one part of working in an office environment that’s inevitable – office politics. From gossiping around the water cooler to people stepping on their co-workers to secure a promotion, it’s something that’s hard to avoid.

How to admit your mistakes and apologise properly

We may like to think that we’re always right, but every now and again something happens where the blame genuinely falls on you. When this happens, you need to resist the urge to go on the offensive or retreat into your shell. Yes, it’s time to admit to your mistakes and make a genuine apology for them. This isn’t easy for a lot of us, so here are a few tips to help you through it. Remember everyone has a different view of the world, and interactions – your view may not necessarily be right. You may have wittingly, or unwittingly, caused offence or distress so take ownership of it. This is a major source of self- growth.

How do I avoid overthinking?

I don’t know about you, but I for one am prone to overthinking. Whether it’s lying in bed at night obsessing over trivial things, or doubting yourself on major decisions because you’re overthinking them, overthinking can lead to increased anxiety and destroy your productivity and decisiveness.

It’s safe to say that it’s usually a bad thing if you are attaching to your thoughts. Sometimes it’s best to let them pass and not overanalyse. Sleep on things and let your brain process what’s happening overnight. So, let’s look at a few ways you can avoid overthinking.