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

You need to get specific

I have many clients come to me as they are stuck; they feel their career progression has halted. Typically, they are people that have achieved a lot in their career to date and are in a good role but they are now struggling to grapple with why they aren't still moving forwards. As you can imagine, this situation is often, although [...]

By |2019-05-24T06:12:20+00:00August 27th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on You need to get specific

How to grow effective leaders without wearing them out

Today, the business world is an uncertain place to be and employers urgently need to nurture the next generation of managers to effectively lead enterprises forward.  Strong leadership can help an organisation to weather the toughest of times and inspire and engage a workforce. Often, the most effective leadership comes from employees who have been “grown” within the business. These are [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:14:42+00:00July 26th, 2018|Career progression, Soft/people skills|Comments Off on How to grow effective leaders without wearing them out

Promotion & organisational performance is about more than getting the job done

If you have promoted people in your team, what has influenced your decision? Can you honestly say it was 100% down to their technical ability and knowledge? (Not that it should be). The reality is that these sorts of skills will only get you so far. Despite the focus being on knowledge and grades throughout school and university, to reach more [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:31:31+00:00June 18th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Promotion & organisational performance is about more than getting the job done

A simple way to consider who makes which decisions at work

You may have read my recent article about delegating and the benefits of doing so, for the person who you are delegating to. If you didn’t, you can read it here. I wanted to build on this, using an idea featured in Susan Scott’s book ‘Fierce Conversations’ which you will have heard me mention before. I believe the theory I [...]

By |2019-02-08T08:05:34+00:00June 12th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on A simple way to consider who makes which decisions at work

Do you struggle to delegate?

One of my current clients came to me with several challenges, mainly around how she could step up to the next level and achieve a promotion for which she is in the running. Fundamentally, she felt she lacked knowledge and confidence regarding many of the aspects that she had seen me write about. As with many of my clients, they [...]

By |2019-01-27T18:55:56+00:00June 4th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Do you struggle to delegate?

Repositioning ‘schmoozing’.

I was speaking to a friend recently who is a Director of a major property company, she was referring to a colleague who was feeling anxious that she felt she needed to 'schmooze’ more senior people to progress in her career. This is a common complaint that I hear and something that many people find challenging, both in terms of time and [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:31:46+00:00May 21st, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Repositioning ‘schmoozing’.

Career planning – Don’t be so busy that you get lost

Over the last year, I have been just one of several experts working on a leadership programme for a global company. This has involved webinars and importantly face-to-face time during ‘live’ modules. One of the things that has struck me is that people make little time for career planning. As an owner of a company, I understand this, I can [...]

By |2019-04-15T06:22:36+00:00April 15th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Career planning – Don’t be so busy that you get lost

Exposure & Strategic Relationships must be part of the day job! Tips to get started.

How much thought do you give to gaining internal exposure in your organisation? Have you ever considered how vital it is to your career progression? In the last few weeks, I have heard of yet more examples of people missing out because of ‘a lack of exposure’ or a perceived absence of relationships with senior people. This can be very [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:32:21+00:00February 5th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Exposure & Strategic Relationships must be part of the day job! Tips to get started.

How much consideration do you give PIE?

Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the tasty kind of PIE, but the kind of PIE that is really important to keep in mind when thinking about your career progression. In 1996, Harvey Coleman explored the impact of PIE on your career success. Simply put, his work looks at 3 key elements that contribute to people progressing in their careers. He [...]

By |2019-08-15T12:16:20+00:00July 24th, 2017|Career progression|Comments Off on How much consideration do you give PIE?

Getting A Promotion Is About So Much More Than Your Experience & Expertise

Corporate life has a continual focus on the next step. What's the next role? How long do I need to stay in this one before progressing to the next? What do I need to achieve before I can get there? You could argue, like lots of areas of life we are never wholly in the present. It's all about the next [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:27:17+00:00January 11th, 2016|Career progression, Personal impact|Comments Off on Getting A Promotion Is About So Much More Than Your Experience & Expertise