Career Motivation

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Leadership Focus: Lonely At The Top

As a new leader, do you remember the last time you were promoted to a management level? Individuals who used to be at your peer group level, are now accountable to you. How did you react to that change, and how did your former colleagues respond to you?

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Career Motivation: Bonus Depression Season

In most organisations, you will have no doubt had a chance to go through your recent bonus letters, only to find out your high expectations were not met. What was your first gut reaction? Did you feel that the last 12 months of effort you put in, all went to waste? I suspect in most [...]

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Seed Planting: The Tricks of the Trade

Has there been a time, where your line manager or mentor has taken you aside to give you the tricks of the trade, and show you how to accelerate your career in more subtle ways? One suspects in most cases, most managers are caught up in their own worlds, as their primary focus has been [...]

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Career Motivation: Listen First And Seek To Understand

Have you ever been involved in meetings or projects, where you find more talking and little listening going on? Did you find a scenario where people were just not used to listening to each other? People talking over over each other, even if to try and gain one upmanship on a fellow colleague. Does this [...]

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Leadership Focus: Why You Must Understand But Steer Clear of Office Politics

From time to time you will have heard someone in your organisation referring to the extremities of office politics. Typically, office politics can cost organisations a lot of wasted time, with individuals bickering over projects and workstreams. What type of specific office politics have you been involved in? And how did that leave you feeling [...]

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Leadership Focus: Urgent or Important – Are You Stuck In Operations?

Being stuck in operations is a common trait of most managers within the corporate worlds we work within. You will notice these managers, when you find then working all hours of the day, just to try and keep on top of their to do lists. Typically, most are caught up in working on the day [...]

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Leadership Focus: What Do You Fear the Most?

There have been plenty of times in my own career, where I have stopped myself from taking definitive action to complete a specific task. There were also many reasons that potentially held me back, beit fear which came in many different guises – although I didn’t appreciate that at the time. Have you ever been [...]

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Career Motivation: It’s The Little Things That Make The Difference

We’ve all be in various relationships at one time or another. Beit a husband, wife, brother, sister or the like. Do you remember a time, where you would constantly go out of your way to be helpful in more ways than one. Often, you may have found yourself unappreciated or simply taken advantage of. How [...]

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