The Scott Bradbury Blog

Are you an accuracy ace?

Posted: June 21, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

It’s that time of year again. Wimbledon is almost upon us. Precision and attention to detail means being ‘in’ or being ‘out’. Serving an ace puts the player in control of the game. As it is in tennis, so it is in the workplace. Accuracy matters. And accuracy, like your forehand swing, is a trainable skill. One that can be learned, practised and perfected. Mistakes at work, just like mistakes at Wimbledon, can cost a fortune! Read on for our ten quick 'Accuracy Ace' tips and our Wimbledon themed accuracy test.


What To Say When Someone Disagrees With You

Posted: June 15, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Following the recent General Election and last year’s Brexit referendum, it’s not unusual to encounter people who disagree with us. How we deal with disagreement is important. And just as our politicians are being urged to consult more widely, we too need to think carefully about our own position and genuinely seek to understand the views of others, when faced with opposition. Our ‘One to Watch’ video for June illustrates how to use disagreement in the workplace as a force for good instead of the cause of division.


When there isn't time to learn

Posted: May 2, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

You are busy. Deadlines loom; emails lie unread; meetings fill your diary and your phone never stops ringing. So how is there time to learn? It’s easy to defer learning, so you never get around to it. But ‘not having time to learn’ is purely a problem of perception.


Do people annoy you at work?

Posted: April 1, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Even the best of colleagues can sometimes be annoying. And of course, sometimes it’s nothing to do with what they are doing or saying (or not doing or saying) but entirely to do with your own state of mind at the time. But not always. Sometimes you feel you have every right to be annoyed.


Making a world of difference to performance

Posted: April 1, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Our accuracy training takes us all over the world. Conscious of cultural diversity, we explore here how accuracy skills training is received by people around the globe.


Welcoming a new colleague

Posted: March 8, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

The first few days in a new job are a golden opportunity. And the way you welcome a new team member has a massive impact on how the new starter feels.


And the Oscar for the most public cockup goes to...

Posted: March 3, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

‘Bungling’ PWC accountants at the Oscars hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week after making an ‘epic’ mistake, causing the Best Picture Oscar to be awarded to the wrong winner in front of a live TV audience of millions. If only they’d known about ‘Preventing Mistakes at Work’!


A misplaced decimal point can kill you!

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Are errors keeping you awake at night? For a couple of sports science students at Northumbria University, a misplaced decimal point in a controlled experiment involving caffeine nearly ended in death, not just a sleepless night.


When was the last time someone let you down?

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 6 a.m.

When was the last time someone let you down? What impact did it have on you? And how did you feel? Knowing what to say when someone breaks a commitment to you, not only helps you to feel better but also prevents it happening again.


What To Say When Your Boss Gives You Too Much To Do

Posted: Jan. 4, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Start 2017 with a new approach. Resolve to be in control of how you feel when under pressure. Having lots to do at work can be a good thing but when your boss keeps landing more and more on your desk, it can become overwhelming.