My Book is Coming. About a year ago, i started scoping out a book based on the topics I covered on the website. The plan was to pull it all together into a practical workbook guide and get it published. I decided to delay, to focus on other work. This month I reversed that decision. … More The Second Coming
Do you act with integrity? Ever heard the phrase “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”? I remember liking the phrase the first time I heard it. It sounded kind of cool, and a clever play on words. But its really about integrity. Whilst I’ve enjoyed the phrase, I’ve also thought more about … More Integrity: If you don’t stand for something, You’ll fall for anything
You should ask for help more often. Nobody really wants to though as we think its a sign of weakness. We believe it suggests bad planning, or poor execution; that it is our fault. Asking for help though is an essential personal career skill. But is it really a sign of weakness to ask for … More You should ask for help more often
This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain. Its a bit like “Eat your greens first so that you enjoy the rest of your meal”. Essentially, identify your hardest … More Eat a Live Frog!
Lifelong learning is a commitment or acknowledgement that you will never stand still in your career (or personal life). Nowadays, standing still actually means you will be moving backwards relative to the fast paced and ever evolving world. I’ve heard many people say that they don’t have the desire, or more often the time & … More The Google Habit – Lifelong Learning
For my last post, I wrote the article “Who is your kryptonite and how to overcome them“. I want to share some articles I found giving more thoughts and information on the subject. There are of course many articles out there on this subject but in the interests of summarising a key few, I’ve gathered 3 from … More This week’s top picks – How to Manage Conflict
Everyone has someone at work who is their kryptonite, someone who makes you feel powerless, threatened and at risk. Here’s how to deal with them. Remember that they are only one person, and one person seldom has complete power over you. Surround yourself with others who do support you and what you do. They could … More Who is your Kryptonite? (And how to overcome them)
Who wants to make mistakes? No-one right? Why on earth would we seek mistakes. The embarrassment; the consequences; the shame. However, you can learn more from your mistakes than you do your successes. Check out this article from entrepreneur.com for former Apple CEO, John Sculley’s thoughts that you should “view failure not as a ‘game … More Who wants to make mistakes?
A different perspective on the phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. This phrase used to be about social classes, rich and poor, nowadays it is still about who you know rather than what you know. The difference is that who you know is based on your networking and relationship building. It’s about … More Meaningful Relationships are a Competitive Advantage
Firstly, an admission. I wrote this post 4 years ago and can be found here. Its still incredibly relevant and one of my most read posts. Although it was originally written to help managers to guide their employees, I think its a great skill set for anyone to have, especially as you start your working … More What and How in order to Why – 2 Stage Development Planning