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
Now you need to be careful with this one as we all know how annoying it can be when children ask, why, why, why, why, why? They ask it though because they want to understand and because they are curious; because they want to know more. On the path to becoming more effective in the … More Why? is a very important question
Quite a bold statement but I happen to believe it; reading regularly and widely will make you look intelligent. But that is not the reason to invest your time and energy. Let me explain the actual reasons why you should: It broadens your horizons and expectations. Reading beyond your current remit develops the idea of … More Reading regularly and widely will make you look intelligent!
This isn’t something much talked about as you start in the world of work. There’s almost an expectation that you should enjoy your work but in a passive self contained way (this could be a British trait of course). No one likes to show emotion right? And anyone who does, well it just doesn’t belong … More Showing Passion at Work
I’m running a poll on my website to understand what areas might be of greatest value for those leaving formal education and starting in the world of work. Could it be communication skills? Problem solving techniques? Or just how to manage your work? You can find the poll here Thanks in advance for your input.