Making a first impression – the perfect handshake #leadership #managing

You do it 15,000 times in you lifetime, but what is the initial impression you leave with the other person? Wimpy-limp wrist. Damp fish and clammy. Overly aggressive. Creepy-hold-on-too-long.  Insincere.  All this conveyed in less than 2 seconds. It has been traditional greeting, a symbol of peace and a key part of business deals for thousands of years.  But today scientists announced that they have created a formula for the perfect handshake after it was revealed that more than 70 per cent of people said they lacked confidence when it came to performing the gesture, according to a survey for … Continue reading Making a first impression – the perfect handshake #leadership #managing

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The toughest of tests: what businesses can learn from Olympians #bpm #london2012

To really excel and beat the competition requires more than a spark of inspiration and talent. It requires focused effort.  The sporting world has shown that, brought into sharp relief when you hear the personal stories of the medallists over … Continue reading The toughest of tests: what businesses can learn from Olympians #bpm #london2012

Smart Casual – how to avoid getting frocked up #culture #funny #dresscode

Relaxed, yet professional We at Nimbus are ‘relaxed, yet professional’ and that hasn’t really changed since being acquired by TIBCO. That’s what our staff tell us. That’s what our clients tell us. That’s the exact wording in our company values statement . In the office, from the CEO down we wear jeans, polo shirts and sneakers. Or whatever people want to wear.  But when we go to clients we wear what the client wears – suit and tie at Nestlé, smart shirt and chinos at Microsoft. Smart Casual – how to avoid getting frocked up But it is tricky when … Continue reading Smart Casual – how to avoid getting frocked up #culture #funny #dresscode