10 Helpful Articles To Improve Yourself Or How You Work In 2020

02 December 2019

Improve Work

​The end of the year is a great time to reflect and plan for what's around the corner. It's also the perfect time to set goals for what you want to accomplish personally and professionally and identify ways to improve yourself.

That said, we all know everyone loves a top ten. So, we've curated one quick and easy list of Trojan resources to help you improve yourself and how you work in 2020.

  1. How to say no at work without feeling guilty

  2. 5 ways to fall back in love with your job

  3. 10 powerful ways to manage your time

  4. What's driving your work insecurities and how to overcome them

  5. 6 types of difficult workmates and how to deal with them

  6. How to deal with bad bosses

  7. Being a perfectionist can be a blessing and a curse. Here's how to make it work for you

  8. How to get promoted

  9. 10 ways to conquer public speaking at work

  10. 6 lessons from the sports field that you can bring to work everyday

1. How to say no at work without feeling guilty

For most of us, saying no doesn't come naturally. It's more likely to make us feel guilty or uncomfortable. But sometimes you have to say no at work and set some boundaries.

Here are a few techniques you can use to learn how to say no at work without feeling guilty.

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2. 5 ways to fall back in love with your job

Bored? Feeling unmotivated or apathetic about work? Missing the honeymoon period when you first started where nothing felt impossible?

Feeling like you're falling out of love with your work can be a real kick in the guts. But it's essential to try to rekindle the flame before looking to greener pastures. Here are five ways to fall back in love with your job.

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3. 10 powerful ways to manage your time

Ever find yourself wishing you could squeeze more hours out of a day?

You're not alone.

But if there's one thing that we know about time is that everyone on Earth has the same 24 hours in a day - it does not discriminate, and you cannot buy it (no matter how much money you make).

The good thing is that you probably don't need more hours in your workday. You might need to work on your time management skills.

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4. What's driving your work insecurities and how to overcome them

All employees, even managers and execs, deal with self-doubt from time to time. But, if your insecurities are holding you back at work, it's time to reach the bottom of the situation.

Here is some advice for working out where your workplace insecurities are coming from – and how to conquer them!

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5. 6 types of difficult workmates and how to deal with them

You can't always avoid the prickly personalities that come your way. There are, however, some steps we can take to work with them as effectively as possible and minimise the impact on your workday.

Here are six types of difficult workmates and how to work with them effectively.

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6. How to deal with bad bosses

A bad boss doesn't mean you have to leave your job or put up with their misery. Some bad bosses can motivate you to achieve more than you ever imagined and mentor you to new career highs.

The secret to dealing with them is in understanding what motivates them, how they work, and how you can make the most of their personalities.

We've identified five types of bad bosses and put together some tips on how you can regain control and start to enjoy work again.

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7. Being a perfectionist can be a blessing and a curse. Here's how to make it work for you

Being a perfectionist has many strengths, such as being highly organised, paying close attention to detail, pushing to achieve new heights, optimism, and high levels of motivation – all excellent qualities for success.

But when taken to extremes, they can do more harm than good. So, as a perfectionist, how do you embrace these traits to make them work for you?

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8. How to get promoted

You've been in the current role for some time and would like the opportunity to take the next step, gain some additional responsibilities, and ultimately a sweeter wage. You have all the technical skills - so what are the areas you can improve yourself to make sure you are the stand-out winner at promotion time?

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9. 10 ways to conquer the fear of public speaking at work

75% of us fear public speaking.

We can all communicate, speak, and share ideas, so what's the problem?

It is our thoughts and fears that overwhelm us when an audience grows or is unfamiliar.

The good news is that you don't have to overcome your fear of being an excellent public speaker. Instead, it is about having less fear – think of it as being fear-less.

Here are 10 tips to help you be a fear-less public speaker.

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10. 6 lessons from the sports field to bring to work each day

Moments spent on the sports field or in front of the TV watching our favourite teams can teach us some important lessons in life. It can also give us the tools to progress as people leaders.

With this in mind, here are six invaluable lessons from the sports field that you can bring to work every single day.

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