Tag Archives | Career Mindset

Do You Really Want Change?

Do people really like to change? People like stability, don’t they? Are we asking the right questions, and do we seek to understand the systemic issues that arise through lack of positive change?

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The Peril of Indecision

Having worked in the corporate world for most of my career, and come across all walks of life and personalities, its clear that the indecisive nature of leaders has a huge part to play in the levels of success they might have had otherwise. How many times have you come across indecisive leadership?

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Taking The Positive From Negative Feedback

From time to time we have all had to deal with negative feedback. In most cases, this usually sends us all into a negative spiral. Thoughts of how you will negatively retort and how to gain one upmanship automatically spring to mind.

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Leadership Focus: The Power of Metaphor

Do you remember a time where you had to convey across a distinct message, and felt that you did not get your point across? In quite a lot of cases, the responses we get from our communication relates directly to the way the mind remembers and recollects facts.

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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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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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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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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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