How to Deal with Difficult Colleagues

Some people operate on a dog eat dog basis. They don’t seem to be able to help themselves. And that can be really difficult for most of us to work with.

When a combination of people with different backgrounds, life experiences and personalities...

4 Effective Tips for Minute Taking

By Jeffry Farman, director, CountryPlace Conference Centre.

5 Useful Productivity Tools for Work

By Jeffry Farman, director, CountryPlace Conference Centre.

How important is what we wear to work?

By Jeffry Farman, director, CountryPlace Conference Centre.

4 Effective Time management tips for PA & EA’s

Sometimes it feels like managing time effectively at work is outside our control, especially when colleagues and managers give us unanticipated work at short notice. But it really is possible to gain control of your time and handle whatever comes...

Why is wellbeing important for PA/EA’s in the workplace?

In your role of PA/EA you can be a better you.

By Jeffry Farman, director, CountryPlace Conference Centre.

How To Incorporate Wellbeing into your Workplace

The cost to business and the economy of sickness absence and under performance at work is huge. It’s also worth noting that more than a third of absences are stress related. An important UK survey showed that only 2-in-5 employees are working at...

5 helpful tips for personal assistants

Tip 1. Managing the boss’s diary. If it’s too much of a squeeze to fit all the meetings your boss needs to attend, think outside the box. Find out if the meeting can be done by telephone conference. Or see if he/she can stay for a portion of the...

4 Creative Thinking Techniques for the Workplace

By Jeffry Farman, director, CountryPlace Conference Centre

10 Time Management Strategies that Really Work

Jeffry Farman, CountryPlace director, shares some time management tips that just might make a difference (with help from Tim Chudley, UK conference colleague & friend.)

Essential Work Productivity Apps – The To-Do List

A to-do list is one of the easiest ways to keep to deadlines and prevent overwhelm in the work place.  A detailed list will keep your tasks organised and checking items off gives a great sense of accomplishment.

Top 5 UK workplace New Year's Resolutions

By Jeffry Farman, past Global President, International Association of Conference Centres.

When we spend a significant portion of our time at work, it makes sense to have professional resolutions as well as personal ones. Recent UK research...

Why Neglecting to Set Yourself SMART Goals is Dumb

Goal setting is very rarely treated with the respect in which it deserves, and is often deemed a waste of time before cracking on with the real task at hand. However, goal setting is about making yourself accountable for the task in which you are...

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