Integrity: If you don’t stand for something, You’ll fall for anything

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

Want a free ebook on communicating with email effectively?

For a limited time, I’m giving away my first ebook for free here.  Its taken a while to create but its now here and ready for you. In 15 minutes, this ebook will layout all the steps to show you how to communicate effectively with email to get results. In it you will learn: An understanding of the problems and … More Want a free ebook on communicating with email effectively?

This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

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

Mastering Meetings

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

Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process

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

If numbers are the language of business, are you comfortable talking in that language?

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?

Meaningful Relationships are a Competitive Advantage

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