At these challenging times, maintaining and building your professional relationships is more important that ever. You have to think differently though about how to approach it, especially as the natural, more informal ways we come across people are not currently possible and every interaction needs to be more intentional. This article summarises the key points from my short video series [...]
As we’ve all read a thousand times already, we are living in ‘unprecedented times’. We don’t know how long this situation will last or how things will be when it eases. Many will have to re-think how they do their roles in the coming weeks and, sadly, many are and will have to think about how they make a living. [...]
Looking for a new role is challenging enough and even more so because of redundancy. It can be difficult to pick yourself up when you’re feeling a sense of rejection and potentially questioning your professional value. In the last recession, I was made redundant from a job that I disliked and had wanted to escape from - but that didn’t diminish [...]
Is your appearance serving you at work? Is it right for the environment and who you are as a person? Click here to see this month's work wear inspiration. If you have missed some of my recent articles focused on helping you to progress your career, you can read them here. If you want to discuss anything, then please do get in touch.
There’s no avoiding it: relationships matter at work. That means we can’t deny that other people’s perceptions of us matter too. As much as we might not like that idea, it’s true. The way you create a perception of yourself is through your personal impact. Managing this is essential in building positive work relationships. Let’s look at what personal impact is [...]
Spring is in the air! What will your Spring appearance say about you? Click here to see this month's work wear inspiration. If you have missed some of my recent articles focused on helping you to progress your career, you can read them here. If you would like to discuss anything, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
‘Office Politics’ frequently elicits a sigh from people and much of the time, this is very valid. At its worst, ‘Office Politics’ has numerous negative effects, including: Lack of knowledge sharing Decreased trust Poor morale and motivation Slow decision making Lower than possible productivity. It’s one of the biggest causes of stress in the UK Read the rest of this article [...]
You might read the term managing upwards and think this is all about ‘schmoozing’ those above you in your organisation. It’s worth reading what I wrote about how to reposition schmoozing in a previous post. Managing upwards is a positive skill to have – and not having it can really hinder your career. Let’s take a look at what it [...]
So, you want to progress your career - but how? The truth is that there is no exact recipe for what you need to be doing. The reality is that it is a mixture of things which pretty much all revolve around building relationships with others. I’m going to share with you the four areas you need to focus on [...]
What do you want to communicate through what you wear? It is one of the three personal impact ’tools’. Click here to see this month's work wear inspiration. If you have missed some of my recent articles focused on helping you to progress your career, you can read them here. If you would like to discuss anything, then please do not hesitate [...]