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
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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
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
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?
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