Entries by braincraft

PAUSE… Deal with that conflict.

Remember: No two individuals have the same thought patterns, or indeed, points of view, thereby leading to the well-known fact that conflict is unavoidable in the workplace. It is therefore critical to acknowledge conflicts when they arise and address it promptly to maintain relationship values. Conflict is no different from fire, if not handled properly […]

Preparing For Meetings: APP

Remember: Every meeting you attend is your opportunity to shine as meetings are a central part of communication and cooperation within any organization. This week, we bring you the APP steps you can take to ensure that you are on top of your game before and during meetings: Anticipate If you receive an agenda ahead […]

Writing Powerful E-mails

Remember: E-mail is the backbone of business communication. Although it is an instant way of getting in touch with others, many people do not know how to use properly. People tend to ignore punctuation, grammar and spelling in e-mails but this only diminishes your reputation as an individual or an organization. It is important that […]

Easy Reading is Quite Hard Writing

Remember: When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Good writers face the challenge of using plain language to express clear meaning. They write in simple styles and constantly use words that are familiar to the reader. We cannot conclude that words are simple because they have few letters, […]

The Right Mindset

Remember: Just as it is a reality that the previous year is not going to be the same as the present, it simply means that you cannot continue doing things the same way and expecting a different result. Looking at the current state of Nigeria as a nation, it is equally important to know that […]

Perfecting the Little Things

Remember: We are judged as excellent by our ability to deliver excellent results. The unsung part of that excellent result, however, is the excellent effort that has taken place to achieve the result. Your excellent effort delivers the greatest part of the requirement for that excellent result. The balance comes from a unique combination of […]

How to Manage Upward (3)

Remember: Pride goes before a fall. You must learn to swallow a certain amount of pride for your boss to be an ally to you. How, you may ask? It really is simple. Gone are the days where being talented is all it took. There is the need to be aware that the difference between […]

5 Tips for the New Supervisor.

Remember: Becoming a supervisor is about developing your team. When entering your new role as a supervisor, it is helpful to keep in mind the experiences you have encountered from past supervisors, whether good or bad, and use those experiences to guide your decisions as a supervisor. Also, when you are trying to learn the ropes […]

How to Manage Upward (2)

Remember: There are some tiny, unconscious mistakes we make that affects how fast we climb up our career ladder. This is often as a result of us being the actually problem of ourselves. We should always be mindful of intellectual arrogance because unconsciously, most of us allow intellectual arrogance make the most out of us. […]

Making a Positive First Impression

Remember: You can control that first impression by observing the Rule of Twelve, which suggests that we first notice and remember three things about people we meet. The first twelve inches from shoulders up. The first twelve steps a person takes. The first twelve words a person speaks. The first rule tells you that people […]