Theses posts offer guidance on how to build effective professional relationships.

You Can’t Succeed Alone

One common blocker for my clients to move on in their career and gain further seniority is that they try to operate on their own. They haven’t built their reputation internally and haven’t worked with other teams within the business. With increased seniority, there is certainly greater responsibility and decision-making power. With this greater responsibility, there is also a greater degree [...]

By |2021-09-01T09:21:08+00:00July 26th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on You Can’t Succeed Alone

Interdependency increases with seniority

With increased seniority, there is certainly greater responsibility and decision making power. However, what people often forget is that interdependency increases with seniority. A common mistake people make is to try and operate as a one (wo)man show. When people do this they become overwhelmed, resentful and the workplace culture can be very negative with a lack of idea sharing [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:24:38+00:00July 5th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Interdependency increases with seniority

Thinking beyond your immediate relationships at work – get strategic

We have now worked at home for a rather long time due to Covid-19! We have all needed to adapt and communication has had to become more intentional, particularly, for those of us used to having casual chats and impromptu meetings or coffees at work. This means that those we don’t need to interact with to get our jobs done are [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:07:58+00:00June 29th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Thinking beyond your immediate relationships at work – get strategic

Strategic relationships post Covid – why and how

“I believe many like me have similar challenges especially with such prolonged period of working remotely and not being able to work face to face to build or maintain positive working relationships.” This was a quote from a client in a recent email to me. I think it sums up the challenge of many with remote working. For some people, [...]

By |2021-07-08T11:09:50+00:00May 29th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Strategic relationships post Covid – why and how

Why your team needs to network and how to motivate them to get going

Many people shudder just on hearing the word ‘networking’ and indeed very few people genuinely love it. However, in most service businesses in particular, it is essential that client facing individuals are confident and skilled enough to get to know people in the marketplace. This is predominantly done at events both in person and online. Without understanding fully why networking is important and [...]

By |2021-06-22T06:09:58+00:00May 15th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Why your team needs to network and how to motivate them to get going

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key part of your leadership skillset

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to be aware of and manage your own emotions and those of others. In other words, to consider how we relate to others. I often find in the work I do with bright, knowledgeable professionals that this is unacknowledged as an important ability at worst and in many cases, at best, rated behind other [...]

By |2021-05-22T08:49:46+00:00April 15th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key part of your leadership skillset

Why emotional intelligence matters at work and how to work on it

Emotional intelligence (EQ), a term often banded about on LinkedIn and in articles. What is it? Why emotional intelligence matters at work: it is the ability to understand and control your own emotions and to deal with those of others. In a nutshell, it is about our human side – how we relate to other people. Many of the clients [...]

By |2021-04-07T13:18:55+00:00April 6th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Why emotional intelligence matters at work and how to work on it

Working remotely – 7 tips for a thriving team

Working from home has been the way of working for the majority of professionals for the past year. This works better for some than it does for others. It’s also presented its challenges for those who are managing a team remotely. Maybe you feel you have perfected remote team working, many haven’t! Even when we start to come out of the current [...]

By |2021-04-26T13:29:56+00:00March 15th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Working remotely – 7 tips for a thriving team

Relationship building skills make the difference to your business

Two things in life are certain – death and taxes. Another certainty is that in a service business, if your people don’t have good relationship building skills everything will suffer, resulting in poorer performance. It is easy to overlook the development of these skills in your people and focus only on what they know and how technically good they are.   [...]

By |2021-01-25T06:40:58+00:00January 25th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Relationship building skills make the difference to your business

Why you need to be ‘career fit’ and how

It wouldn’t be the start of the year without talk of goals and resolutions. Many of these relate to our physical selves – diets, dry January, exercise plans…Potentially some people set some career goals but doing this as a one off with no supporting plan to reach them is unlikely to achieve anything, much like the physical fitness goals. You can read the [...]

By |2021-02-10T13:51:42+00:00January 14th, 2021|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Why you need to be ‘career fit’ and how
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