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
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
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