Just in case you were thinking that this months’ missive is referring to me – it isn’t. Let me explain. A few weeks ago I had a long telephone conversation with an old friend. We had lots to catch up on as we hadn’t spoken for a while. One of the first things she told [...]
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The theme of attitude has popped up in a number of cases I have mediated recently. The corollary is that it is possible to be good – really good – at one’s job but have an attitude that stinks. However, it is likely – more than likely – that [...]
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I know this is a slightly intriguing title. Read on to find out more…
As many of you will know, I have a strong interest in helping youngsters from poor backgrounds – particularly in the areas of social mobility and employability. We have a not for profit entity called Bridge [...]
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At funerals, we tend to hear about how great people were. It is unfortunate that many of us neglect to take a few minutes to stop and tell someone how they are appreciated or write a thank you card after a particular event while they are alive. I received a hand written [...]
Did you survive Blue Monday unscathed? It is quite incredible that we are into the second month of the year already.
I read an interesting article a few days ago. It referred to a discussion that took place at Davos recently amongst some of the worlds top Chief Executives. The term used was Bandwidth. [...]
My best wishes to you for the year ahead!
In my last missive, I promised to include some words of advice on working with difficult people in the workplace. I have included this at the end.
However, before I get there, I would, in the usual way, like to pen a thought about moving into 2014. Many [...]
“A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books.”
- Chinese proverb.
Craig’s colleague is always difficult. He easily loses his temper if he doesn’t get what he wants when he wants it. He also points the finger of blame when things go wrong… Sally has [...]
We now have just about fifty-five working days before Christmas and the end of the calendar year. I know. Quite incredible! How is your year going?
Have you been able to stick with the resolution that you made at the start of the year? Personally, I have let my boxing training slip. My excuse? My travel [...]
Last month, I touched on the topic of careers and the changing world of work. It struck a chord with many readers so this month I have written a brief follow up. In particular, towards the end are some statistics about the workforce and Millennials. This data is indicating there is a real challenge for [...]
There is a question asking for your help at the end.
Regular readers of my monthly missive will know that I have a keen interest in career management. In fact, it was the subject of my MBA dissertation 10 years ago. I read with interest a recently published piece of research outlining the top 10 career [...]