Professional Development

Loving Your Idiot Zone

It is common in January for people to start thinking about what skills they would like to learn in the coming year, or what areas they would like to improve in. So this month ILSPA wanted to consider not only how best to set and achieve your chosen 2019 goals but also the best mind-set to allow yourself to succeed and progress too. 

Make 2019 Work for You

Make 2019 work for you.jpgThe new year is traditionally a time for reflection and resolutions. Many of us will be looking back at the previous year and thinking about which areas of our personal and professional lives we would like to improve in the coming one. And why not? The new year can be a fantastic excuse to revaluate our goals and consider how we would like to work on our skillset.

The Dos and Don’ts of Office Christmas Parties

Xmas Parties.jpgIt’s December and for many professionals an office party or get-together is on the cards. Whether this fills you with dread or excitement, it would be fair to say that company parties can sometimes be a complicated night to navigate. If you are unsure what to expect or what is expected of you, then ILSPA’s list of advice on Christmas party etiquette is here to help.

How to be Assertive Without Being Dominating

Being Assertive.jpgNavigating social etiquette whilst trying to get ahead in business can be a minefield. One of the main concerns for an individual trying to make it in their field can be the desire to assert themselves professionally without seeming aggressive. Many of us find it difficult to express ourselves confidently without becoming overwhelmed by emotion or thinking we are overstepping the line.