Are you set up for effective hybrid working?

The last year and a half have changed the working lives of many people. Even though we were impacted in different ways by the pandemic and had different elements to balance at home, fundamentally it was a level playing field. Maybe you have already started to go back to the office a few days a month and have got a [...]

By |2021-09-13T08:57:21+00:00September 13th, 2021|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Are you set up for effective hybrid working?

Refocus on your career as you venture back to the office

You may or may not have started to go back to the office a few days a week. If you have, I wonder whether you quickly adjusted back or whether it felt extremely odd. I guess a number of factors will affect this – whether the physical environment has changed such as a different, smaller office, or moved furniture, how [...]

By |2021-08-02T10:44:35+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Career progression|Comments Off on Refocus on your career as you venture back to the office

You Can’t Succeed Alone

One common blocker for my clients to move on in their career and gain further seniority is that they try to operate on their own. They haven’t built their reputation internally and haven’t worked with other teams within the business. With increased seniority, there is certainly greater responsibility and decision-making power. With this greater responsibility, there is also a greater degree [...]

By |2021-09-01T09:21:08+00:00July 26th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on You Can’t Succeed Alone

Interdependency increases with seniority

With increased seniority, there is certainly greater responsibility and decision making power. However, what people often forget is that interdependency increases with seniority. A common mistake people make is to try and operate as a one (wo)man show. When people do this they become overwhelmed, resentful and the workplace culture can be very negative with a lack of idea sharing [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:24:38+00:00July 5th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Interdependency increases with seniority

Thinking beyond your immediate relationships at work – get strategic

We have now worked at home for a rather long time due to Covid-19! We have all needed to adapt and communication has had to become more intentional, particularly, for those of us used to having casual chats and impromptu meetings or coffees at work. This means that those we don’t need to interact with to get our jobs done are [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:07:58+00:00June 29th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Thinking beyond your immediate relationships at work – get strategic

Strategic relationships post Covid – why and how

“I believe many like me have similar challenges especially with such prolonged period of working remotely and not being able to work face to face to build or maintain positive working relationships.” This was a quote from a client in a recent email to me. I think it sums up the challenge of many with remote working. For some people, [...]

By |2021-07-08T11:09:50+00:00May 29th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Strategic relationships post Covid – why and how

Why your team needs to network and how to motivate them to get going

Many people shudder just on hearing the word ‘networking’ and indeed very few people genuinely love it. However, in most service businesses in particular, it is essential that client facing individuals are confident and skilled enough to get to know people in the marketplace. This is predominantly done at events both in person and online. Without understanding fully why networking is important and [...]

By |2021-06-22T06:09:58+00:00May 15th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Why your team needs to network and how to motivate them to get going

Why your team needs to network and how to get them doing it

Just the word ‘networking’ sends shivers down many people’s spines and indeed very few people genuinely love it. However, in most service businesses in particular, it is essential that client facing individuals are confident and skilled enough to get to know people in the marketplace. This is predominantly done at events, both in person and online. Once people start going [...]

By |2021-08-09T06:24:33+00:00May 4th, 2021|Networking|Comments Off on Why your team needs to network and how to get them doing it

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key part of your leadership skillset

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to be aware of and manage your own emotions and those of others. In other words, to consider how we relate to others. I often find in the work I do with bright, knowledgeable professionals that this is unacknowledged as an important ability at worst and in many cases, at best, rated behind other [...]

By |2021-05-22T08:49:46+00:00April 15th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key part of your leadership skillset

Why emotional intelligence matters at work and how to work on it

Emotional intelligence (EQ), a term often banded about on LinkedIn and in articles. What is it? Why emotional intelligence matters at work: it is the ability to understand and control your own emotions and to deal with those of others. In a nutshell, it is about our human side – how we relate to other people. Many of the clients [...]

By |2021-04-07T13:18:55+00:00April 6th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Why emotional intelligence matters at work and how to work on it
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