The Scott Bradbury Blog

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.


Resolving to reduce error in 2017

Posted: Jan. 4, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

The Japanese have a saying: Even monkeys fall from trees.
All human beings make mistakes – even your very best people. But not all mistakes are the same. And there are ways to prevent mistakes from happening. You can’t eradicate mistakes but it’s certainly possible to measurably reduce them.


What To Say When You Open Your Secret Santa Gift - Seven Lessons

Posted: Dec. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.

You know the feeling. You are all gathered together at your works Christmas ‘do’ and each of you takes it in turn to open your Secret Santa gift…


Someone in your team not doing their job properly?

Posted: Nov. 1, 2016, 3:11 p.m.

Someone in your team not doing their job properly?
When you’re managing a poor performer, you must act.


Do people disturb you when you are really busy?

Posted: Oct. 12, 2016, 12:51 p.m.

Do people disturb you when you are really busy? Here’s how to deal with interruptions without causing offence.


Starting a new job? Here’s how to make a great first impression

Posted: Sept. 1, 2016, 7 a.m.

My daughter started her first full-time post-graduation job this week. And my niece starts at a new sixth form college later this month. So I’ve sent them both a link to our video, ‘What To Say When You Are New On The Job’ and decided to make this our featured video for September.


Accuracy: the core skill they don’t teach you at school

Posted: Sept. 1, 2016, 7 a.m.

At school we learn to read, write and do arithmetic – amongst other things! But you never learn how to be accurate.