These posts offer guidance on different topics related to improving your career progression.

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 |2019-05-30T09:29:35+00:00May 30th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on Preparing for your appraisal

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

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?

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?

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?

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 |2019-08-22T13:14:41+00:00September 27th, 2018|Career progression, Soft/people skills|Comments Off on The 7 stages of writing a personal leadership development plan

7 simple tips on how to speak up more in meetings

In my last article, I looked at why it is important to speak up in meetings and the potential things that hold people back.  If you didn’t read it, you can do so here. So in this article, as promised, I want to provide some simple tangible tips to help you speak up more in meetings. Space – do you own [...]

By |2019-01-14T11:55:00+00:00September 17th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on 7 simple tips on how to speak up more in meetings

Why you should speak up in meetings and what might be holding you back

Do you find it easy to speak up in meetings and share your viewpoint? Are you happy that your team all feel confident to do so, when appropriate? Having the confidence to speak up in meetings is essential, particularly with increased seniority and if you want to progress your career. However, frequently even fairly senior people say they struggle or that they [...]

By |2018-09-15T07:37:00+00:00September 12th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Why you should speak up in meetings and what might be holding you back