Your people give your business its competitive edge – here’s why

People are the lifeblood of your business. The hard reality is that if you are a service business how well you perform as a business comes down to your people. What they deliver is essential but how they deliver it is utterly crucial. How they engage with one another, clients, prospects and other professional contacts really creates that point of [...]

By |2020-06-14T08:16:02+00:00June 7th, 2020|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Your people give your business its competitive edge – here’s why

Business Skills to give you a competitive edge

We’re in changing times, but even if the times weren’t so dramatic you still need to make sure you have a competitive edge in your career. Having your own career competitive edge often gets lost as we get absorbed in delivering client work and wooing potential clients. It’s easy to fall behind, and then realise you haven’t focused on you [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:34:40+00:00May 29th, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Business Skills to give you a competitive edge

Coping with days of virtual meetings – top tips

Virtual meetings are beneficial, as we can often get more of a connection with people than on the phone as we can see them and their body language. Did you know that in a typical face-to-face meeting, 60-70% of the communication is through body language? However, virtual meetings can also be challenging, especially as many of us are on so [...]

By |2020-05-28T20:21:54+00:00May 28th, 2020|Meetings|Comments Off on Coping with days of virtual meetings – top tips

May 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Even working at home, personal impact matters for video calls. Here is some inspiration for tops and discounts on classic items. 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 [...]

By |2020-05-18T15:15:52+00:00May 18th, 2020|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on May 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Professional relationships – why they matter right now and what to focus on

Currently, we’re all adjusting to a new (hopefully temporary) normal and figuring out what we should and shouldn’t be focusing on in this ‘normal’. Therefore, it was interesting to hear a marketing expert I know say how during the last two recessions people put their heads down and shied away from staying in touch with clients and potential clients; they took [...]

By |2020-05-13T16:48:43+00:00May 13th, 2020|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Professional relationships – why they matter right now and what to focus on

Navigating difficult work relationships – a brief guide

I work with clients with many different career challenges. However, a frequent pattern is that other people are involved. In most roles, we cannot operate in isolation. This means that positive professional relationships are key to organisational and individual success, which is why it’s important to have this crucial skill of being able to navigate difficult work relationships. There are [...]

By |2020-04-16T12:53:51+00:00April 16th, 2020|Difficult work relationships|Comments Off on Navigating difficult work relationships – a brief guide

Professional Relationships when you can’t meet in person

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 [...]

By |2020-04-02T15:08:06+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Professional Relationships when you can’t meet in person

Working well in ‘unprecedented times’ – some suggestions

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.   [...]

By |2020-04-14T10:00:34+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Career progression, Seasonal|Comments Off on Working well in ‘unprecedented times’ – some suggestions

Getting a new role after redundancy – crucial steps to take

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 [...]

By |2020-06-07T13:04:23+00:00March 12th, 2020|New role|Comments Off on Getting a new role after redundancy – crucial steps to take

March 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up

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.

By |2020-03-25T16:14:03+00:00March 11th, 2020|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on March 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up