In my earlier post Why Become a Note Taking Ninja, I explained why having access to information you have recorded from discussions and meetings can build your credibility. This week, I’ve found 3 further articles which I hope will share how to actually go about being effective in note taking; ways in which to record notes which are informative … More This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques
Everyone knows that taking notes is sensible, but it’s more than that, it’s an essential skill. The brain can only hold 7 things, how are you going to overcome that? The advantages of paper and pencil ‘v’ electronic devices to record information (note take) and how to do it effectively How becoming a note taking … More Why Become a Note Taking Ninja
This effectiveness tip is so simple (notice I didn’t say easy though), it’s practically criminal. Yet equally shocking is how destructive and wasteful meetings usually are in the workplace. Meetings should be (and for those early in their careers, expect them to be) purposeful and effective. I mean, why else would a busy group of individuals interrupt whatever … More Mastering Meetings
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 “Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process“. 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 – Interview Preparation
I wrote earlier (WHAT MAKES A GREAT CV? – 2 DIFFERENTIATORS TO GET YOU THAT JOB) about how to improve your CV to secure a job interview. What’s next though?; How do you ensure that this one shot goes smoothly during the crucial face to face part of the recruitment process. It should be easy (!), all … More Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process
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)
Numbers are the language of business, there’s no getting away from it. I can’t think of many businesses at all that don’t need numbers to operate. It doesn’t matter what your job is, decisions always need to be made about what work to focus on, what to prioritize, how much time to spend on something, … More If numbers are the language of business, are you comfortable talking in that language?
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?