Blog Category: Personal Development

Remote Working – Advice & Tips

Posted on 7th April 2020

Here at PU HQ we hope you and your family are staying safe… Over the past few weeks and months we’ve come across some really good advice around working remotely

Active Listening – What if you could be at Level 5?

Posted on 5th April 2019

“Are you listening to me?” After a slight pause I respond with a hesitant “Yea, of course I am”. My wife then takes the pin straight out of the hand

Resilience – Putting it all into perspective

Posted on 1st November 2019

We all take a kick from time to time, sadly that’s life. Everyone reacts differently to those kicks.  Some people dust themselves down and bounce back.  I’m an Evertonian –

Communication – Do you offer enough clarity?

Posted on 6th March 2019

I’ve been lucky down the years.  I’ve worked for plenty of managers who treated me and others with respect.  More importantly, they made the brews and even bought cakes on

Personal Resilience – Proactive v Reactive

Posted on 4th March 2016

I was stood on the 8th Wonder of the World last week – Platform 2 of Chorley Train Station. I stood in the freezing cold waiting patiently for the 7.33am

Confidence – Are you Charlie Bucket?

Posted on 15th July 2018

I watched Willy Wonka again today for the 50th time. My son loves the Johnny Depp film but personally I fall into the Gene Wilder camp. As we sat there

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Posted on 2nd October 2018

Sharon marched around the office as if she owned it. Sharon had a very direct management style and she knew it. Adopting this style helped her to feel in total

Having a Difficult or Awkward Conversation

Posted on 21st November 2018

We have all been in that situation when we need to have a potentially difficult or awkward conversation. It might be with a regular client who hasn’t paid their invoice,

Presenting – Would the real you please stand up?

Posted on 22nd September 2015

I was sat there the other night curled up on the couch with my gorilla feet slippers on and my smoking jacket and cravat (the gorilla feet slippers are a