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

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 [...]

By |2019-12-16T06:42:06+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 |2019-11-07T14:41:28+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 |2019-12-16T09:57:03+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 [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:51:07+00:00September 17th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on 7 simple tips on how to speak up more in meetings

Meetings – Why you should speak up and what might be holding you back

Meetings - do you find it easy to speak up 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 [...]

By |2019-12-16T09:57:33+00:00September 12th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Meetings – Why you should speak up and what might be holding you back

You need to get specific feedback

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, [...]

By |2019-12-16T10:06:15+00:00August 27th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on You need to get specific feedback

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

Relationship building to get promoted

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 [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:32:54+00:00June 18th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Relationship building to get promoted

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 |2019-12-16T07:20:58+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? It’s an all-round benefit

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 |2019-12-16T07:15:35+00:00June 4th, 2018|Career progression|Comments Off on Do you struggle to delegate? It’s an all-round benefit