When it comes to career development and striving for success, it’s clear that productivity is a major factor to hinge on. If you’re not being productive, it’s hard to start climbing the ladder and tick things off the list.
That said, finding the right balance of active output can be hard during the vast shift brought on by...
I speak to many people who are returning from a career break, whether it's been to raise a family, care for a sick relative, or take a year out to travel the world.
Some have been off for months and some for years.
They tend to come with two common themes:
Most people tend to...
This is one to really stop and think about. We’d all like to think that we are in total charge of our career. But are you really?
Are you proactive in making sure you are, and that you continue to do jobs that you love? Or are you just going with someone else’s flow? Perhaps the company...
At this time when the media is full of negativity about the economy and job prospects, it is very easy to get drawn into a state of doom and gloom.
Go ahead and do that if you want to, but if you do, you should probably stop reading now because this is about creating a positive career outlook.
As we came into 2020 the path was clear.
We could make plans for the future and see how our careers might pan out in the future.
Or could you?
I only ask because a lot of people work with me because they are lost in the fog and want to find a way out. They feel stuck in some way in their...
“Wait a minute”, I hear you say, “I haven’t got a flat tyre. And anyway, what’s that got to do with my career?”
Stay with me on this one, it’s a good analogy.
Imagine your career is going well. You enjoy the work, you love the people, you like the organisation. Because of that it allows you to do what...
I don’t know what your individual situation is or how Covid has affected you, but I do know two things:
Firstly, everyone I speak to has some concern about their career either right now or for the future.
Some have lost their job or been furloughed; some are just really concerned about the long term future of their job; some are still...
I’m going to make a generalisation here.
Think about whether it might apply to you.
Many people find those type of phrases challenging because they go against everything you were taught and it plays to beliefs you may have picked up as a child along the lines of it being bad to boast and “you shouldn’t blow your own...
I mean it!
The language you use can seriously affect how you feel and the results you get.
We’ll look at the big picture, then some specific examples. before finishing with a look at the language of covid.
Here we go.
Start to pay attention to the words and phrases you use in conversation, both with others, and with...
Starting with the reality, we are in a severe situation with this pandemic and it’s affecting our whole planet. Most of you reading this will, by now, know people who have contracted the virus. Some of you will already, and I suspect many more of us will, know people who die from it.
There are many, many people whose jobs and work, and as...