Defining your Personal Brand – how to get started

It can feel a bit overwhelming to think about what your personal brand is and how to start thinking about it. If you want to read more about what it is and why it matters, you can do so here. In this short article, I want to share how I approach defining someone’s personal brand with them. It is important [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:03:54+00:00September 16th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Defining your Personal Brand – how to get started

Finding a new job – your guide

Finding a new job can feel like a full-time job. So, in this article, I’ll give you key guidance to help you get going and focus your efforts. To help you prioritise what you spend your time on, I’ve set out four key elements you need to work on to increase your chances of success. Focus on these aspects and [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:02:27+00:00August 20th, 2019|New role|Comments Off on Finding a new job – your guide

Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

The term personal brand has been knocking around for several decades. I have to admit it’s not personally one I like but I think the idea behind it is still extremely important and frequently individuals don’t make enough time to consider theirs. This is particularly the case in the financial and professional services industries where knowledge and technical expertise are [...]

By |2019-09-17T07:22:42+00:00August 15th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

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 they are [...]

By |2019-12-16T09:50:55+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 |2019-12-16T09:53:40+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?