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|0 Comments

‘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 |2019-03-24T18:28:04+00:00March 24th, 2019|Office politics|0 Comments

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 |2019-02-25T14:35:22+00:00February 25th, 2019|People development|0 Comments

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 |2019-02-13T15:09:01+00:00February 13th, 2019|Professional relationships|0 Comments

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 |2019-01-27T18:58:52+00:00January 21st, 2019|Professional relationships|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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, [...]

The 7 stages of writing a personal leadership development plan

Great leaders are made, not born, and there is no single formula for what progress towards leadership really looks like. While this means that anyone can become a great leader, it also requires some planning. Whether you’re starting on the bottom rung of the ladder or you’re already in a leadership position, a personal leadership development plan is an essential way [...]

By |2018-09-24T09:10:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|Career progression, Leadership, People development|0 Comments
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