Leadership

A4 review 6 ways to make your Monday amazing

It’s no secret that Monday is deemed to be the worst day of the week. Sure,  the general population are thrilled by the time Friday comes but the inevitable fear of waking up to that Monday morning alarm soon creeps back in. Don’t be alarmed though because it certainly doesn’t have to be this way.…

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10 Incredibly Good Ways To Stay Focused At Work

If you’re often troubled by busy office chatter and find it hard to focus, there’s no way you can perform at your best. And it gets quite annoying right? How can some people stay focused all day long while others struggle to get their tasks done? The answer lies somewhere between long practice and smart…

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5 Questions You Should NEVER Ask At A Job Interview

There’s nothing worse than having no questions to ask at the end of an interview…   Actually, there might just be. In fact, asking something inappropriate or unprofessional is often more harmful than asking nothing at all- and can send all the wrong signals to recruiters. It could be even be the reason they decide…

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How we Motivate our Employees

As many businesses know staff motivation is very important to any company, it is an employee’s intrinsic enthusiasm and drives to accomplish activities related to work. Individual motivation is the internal drive that causes an individual to decide to take action. Employee motivation is a combination of fulfilling the employee’s needs and expectations from work…

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A4 Scotland Discuss how to Develop a Managers Mentality

At A4 Scotland, we always follow the ethos “act as if, and you will be”. Okay, let me break this down into relevant terms- If you act as if you were a manager (therefore if you demonstrate the positive traits of an individual holding a management position), you will eventually find yourself holding that very role.…

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A4 Scotland review 5 lessons you learn as a new entrepreneur

So let’s review the ‘start-up’ situation before we begin. Believe it or not,  more than 400,000 new businesses were set up in the UK in 2012, which sounds pretty exciting and encouraging given the state of the economy at the time. However, it’s not all good news unfortunately. Within their first year of business, 20%…

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