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

The impact of words

How much thought do you give the words you use? If you're like most people, probably only more thought when you are in a more challenging situation or when the stakes are high. However, the impact of words you use is certainly worth considering. I recently read Susan Scott's 'Fierce Conversations'. It's a striking book where she shares some principles [...]

By |2019-01-27T18:52:45+00:00January 8th, 2018|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

Are you listening enough?

You may have heard it said that we have two ears and one mouth. The implication being that we should talk less and listen more. This is harder to do for many people than it sounds. After all, many people like to talk about themselves and what they know. It’s about properly listening too – not just hearing words but [...]

By |2019-02-20T17:36:05+00:00December 4th, 2017|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

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 explains [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:29+00:00November 7th, 2017|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

Exposing yourself

If you have read my article about considering PIE (if not here is the link) , you’ll understand how important ‘Exposure’ is to your career progression. How do you go about increasing your exposure? What should you consider? In this article, I want to give you some top tips to start to make a plan about how to increase your exposure, [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:29+00:00October 24th, 2017|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

Small talk – top 3 tips for getting it going positively!

Small talk, a phrase dreaded by many as it usually conjures up pictures of an awkward situation where you have to make conversation with someone you don't know at all or don't know well. In reality, it might not just be awkward situations when it is necessary but situations that become awkward if you find 'small talk' challenging. Situations when it [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:32+00:00September 20th, 2016|Networking, Professional Relationships|0 Comments

A different way of thinking about a first impression?

Frequently in my talks and workshops, when I am covering the topics of psychology of image and the impact of a first impression, I have people say we just shouldn’t judge one another from a first impression. It’s a great idea but very hard to achieve, it is pretty much impossible to meet someone for the first time and think nothing [...]

Don't burn your bridges

The last few weeks in politics have thrown up lots of things to consider, particularly around leadership, professional relationships and integrity. It's interesting to think about the Cabinet and how, until recently, they were probably all focused on what the Prime Minister David Cameron and George Osborne (wannabee Prime Minister) thought of them. We'll probably never know the exact reasons for [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:33+00:00July 15th, 2016|Professional Relationships|0 Comments
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