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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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
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?
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
Communications are of the moment. i.e. how many times have you said the “wrong thing” or thought of the right thing to say later, or just simply didn’t get the message across. But you can plan for them to be effective. Planning leads to effectiveness and accuracy and more importantly your consistency which builds your … More Effective Communications Model and Template