Career Motivation

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Leadership Focus: Build or Bulldoze?

What type of manager or leader would you classify yourself as? Commander, Dictator, Entrepreneur?  Have you ever been in a situation, where you’ve had to drive a task or project to success and found a number of walls in the way?

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Communication: Supermarket Ignorance – Be Sure To Pay Attention!

Today I read an interesting article about a supermarket checkout attendant who refused to serve a customer until they finished their all important mobile call. Of course, whilst I initially laughed this off as a joke, reality hit home for me. I remember some years ago being out with a good friend of mine Andrew [...]

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Communication: Feedback Blindness

Have you ever received or given feedback to anyone in your circle? Was the level of feedback perceived to be constructive and positive? What were the reactions of all the parties involved?

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Leadership Focus: It’s Always About The People

One of the biggest commodities that organisations have are the very people they employ. Do you wonder why the investment in staff education has almost ground to halt in the current climate we live in? After all, without people there would be no business.

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Career Motivation: Failure Needs To Be Welcomed – So Long As People Learn

One of the most amazing things in the world is the sight of a child growing up. Seeing them take their first steps, to the first time they can freely swim, to their first sports match. Clearly along life’s journey these children will have fallen over on many occasions, only to get up and try [...]

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Leadership Focus: Do What I Do, But In Your Own Way (Modelling Excellence)

Have ever heard parents discussing the idea of having and ideal role model for their children? Of course all parents want the best for their children. Similarly during our own careers we have all sought out role models, beit indirectly or directly. In most cases, most will have followed a role model without actually realising [...]

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Leadership Focus: Words Are Nothing Without Action

Have you ever committed to a task or taken some action after being asked to deliver a result? Was there ever a time when you asked for a task to be completed or called in a favour? How did you react, when your requests were not delivered to an agreed deliverable?

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Career Direction: Speak Up For What Is Right (But At The Right Time to The Right Audience)

Have you ever been in a situation where you believed something was right, only to find yourself cowering away in the corner? Perhaps a fear being reprimanded got in the way? A lack of confidence in knowing what to say or recommend, and simply you got your timing wrong?

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Career Direction: Freedom to Think – Avoiding Learned Helplessness

I am currently in the middle of learning a new skill and thought of the times where I used to avoid learned helplessness. Do you have a training plan agreed with the organisation you work for? Is there even a training budget that has been agreed? In most cases, the answer is typically a categoric [...]

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Career Motivation: What Legacy Will You Leave (What Would They Say In Your Leaving Card)

Have you ever thought about what your colleagues would say on your leaving card? What would you like people to say about your legacy?

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