Top tips for looking for a new role

There is no doubt that the thought of looking for a new role fills many people with dread. There’s the work to do on your CV, your LinkedIn profile to work on (or even to create…), the recruiters to deal with and of course the challenge of attending interviews around your existing role. It often feels like a mammoth task [...]

By |2019-08-22T14:35:04+00:00July 30th, 2019|New role|Comments Off on Top tips for looking for a new role

Top considerations to make people management smoother in the long-term

In its broadest sense, the term 'people management' could be said to apply to anyone you have to interact with professionally. However, for this article, we are going to focus on thinking about junior colleagues that we manage. People management is frequently underestimated in terms of its complexity and the time investment required. It is only once an individual assumes [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:18:57+00:00July 15th, 2019|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Top considerations to make people management smoother in the long-term

Preparing for your appraisal

People are often polarised about how they feel regarding an upcoming appraisal - this is usually related to the culture of the organisation they work in i.e. how it is carried out. Those working in a more open and positive environment tend to see them as a more positive experience. Many rightly see it as an opportunity to see how [...]

By |2019-11-07T20:50:30+00:00May 30th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on Preparing for your appraisal

Network for 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. However, you need to network for career success. The hard reality is that spending time on building and maintaining a good network can bring huge benefits to your professional life, I [...]

By |2019-11-07T07:45:45+00:00May 7th, 2019|Career progression, Networking|Comments Off on Network for 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 |2019-12-02T20:10:45+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’