Your network is a key part of career success – why and five top tips

Do you make time to actively build and engage with your network? Do you even have one? Often, people hear the ‘N’ word and groan, even if just inwardly. The hard reality is that spending time on building and maintaining a good network can bring huge benefits to your professional life, I have helped many people over the last seven [...]

By |2019-05-23T10:08:31+00:00May 7th, 2019|Career progression, Networking|Comments Off on Your network is a key part of career success – why and five top tips

Why a positive online profile on LinkedIn matters and how to increase your visibility in little time

In talking to a prospective corporate client last week and explaining how important LinkedIn is for individuals and the organisations they work for, that person candidly explained his way of updating his profile. “In my summary, it says how many years’ experience I have, annually I add another year.” I am not surprised by this, many people working in corporates [...]

By |2019-09-24T05:46:17+00:00April 8th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Why a positive online profile on LinkedIn matters and how to increase your visibility in little time

Promotion – are you missing key skills to get it?

Do you often feel frustrated that you are being overlooked for promotion? Are there people in your team who are frustrated that they haven't yet been promoted? What would it take to get the promotion you want? It's often not easy to understand why, as seemingly you/they are doing a great job and achieving objectives. However, the reality is that [...]

By |2019-03-25T07:52:44+00:00March 25th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on Promotion – are you missing key skills to get it?

‘Office Politics’ – what is it?

What is 'Office Politics'? This question can have a range of answers which all often come with a sigh and a resigned look. The fact is politics happens in most organisations, that’s because there are people working in organisations who have different motivations, perceptions, values and resulting behaviours. The problem comes when 'Office Politics' is so negative that it stands [...]

By |2019-10-07T18:14:07+00:00March 24th, 2019|Office politics|Comments Off on ‘Office Politics’ – what is it?

Personal development – why it is far from just personal

Personal development is one of a multitude of phrases used to describe people working on an aspect of themselves; it could be an attitude, a behaviour or a skill. Fundamentally, it implies that personal growth and progress will be the result. However, the danger with this term comes when it is considered that only the individual themselves benefits. Even in [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:20:56+00:00February 25th, 2019|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Personal development – why it is far from just personal

Strategic relationships – who do you need to know?

It is very easy in our day-to-day work lives to just get on with our job and interact with those where there is an immediate need. However, it is really key to think about which strategic relationships you need to build to support your career progression. Firstly, to fulfil your current role and also to support future roles you might [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:30:29+00:00February 13th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on Strategic relationships – who do you need to know?

Get stuff done – five top tips for asking others to do tasks without feeling like a ‘nag’

At work, we all frequently depend on other people; we need to work with others to get stuff done, so relationships matter a great deal, both internally and externally. I frequently have clients ask me what to do to get others to do what they need to do or what they said they would do, to get stuff done! It [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:30:45+00:00January 21st, 2019|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Get stuff done – five top tips for asking others to do tasks without feeling like a ‘nag’

Career success – what does it mean to you?

I spoke at a conference recently and the speaker after me was Caroline Holt, who I happen to have known for a few years. She made a point that was a good reminder to me and I hope it might be to you too. It was related to career success and that this phrase should mean whatever you want it [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:43:04+00:00December 17th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Career success – what does it mean to you?

Do you suffer from ‘Pedestal Complex’?

You may not have heard the term ‘pedestal complex’ before. That is probably because it is one I have developed to describe what I have heard several of my clients talk about lately. It is about people feeling anxious or held back, usually when they are promoted and/or join a new leadership group, due to the presence of people they have [...]

By |2018-10-23T06:32:46+00:00October 15th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Do you suffer from ‘Pedestal Complex’?

How could talent development management transform your business?

The quality and performance of employees can make or break any business. And yet very few organisations today dedicate the necessary time and resources to attracting and nurturing employee talent. Those that do, see spikes in productivity and performance, as well as positive outcomes in engagement and a better business culture – all it takes is a single commitment to recruit, [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:14:41+00:00October 15th, 2018|Career progression, Soft/people skills|Comments Off on How could talent development management transform your business?