How to become a rising star

Well, there you are, you’re at the first step of your career. The months and years ahead will be decisive for the success of your career and accomplishing your goals. Here are some tips to become the rising star that you are destined to be. 1.  Set your priorities and goals. Define your own short…

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Working abroad

How many of you have worked abroad, or have considered working abroad? You probably know that I have spent a considerable part of my career working and living in other countries, Bermuda, Sicily, USA, Canada, Spain and now France. In fact, to date, I have spent 20 years of my career in countries other than the…

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Working successfully in an international market

To work successfully in an international market most people think you just need to learn the language and have a better price – WRONG! I have worked internationally most of my working life (far too long to admit too – lol) in various industries, businesses and countries, and, language is definitely NOT the main issue. Essentials…

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Be radical; become a crusader!

Are you content with living a life of mediocrity? Or are you someone who wants to do something, get somewhere, explore your abilities, create opportunities? Do you want to carve out a future for yourself, be proud of your achievements, be happy and energised by your life and your prospects? Do you want to climb…

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How to manage a team when you are younger than your team members

When you are young, a woman and just starting to go places in your career, the idea of managing a team, especially of older people can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t need to be!  OK, you will always get some people who are negative and difficult, but that is true in any situation and…

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Some advice for managing stress

Tiredness, irritability, heartburn, migraines, the verdict is in, you are stressed. There are visible reasons and other less obvious.  Not easy in this case to handle stress. But here are some handy tips that many people have given me, and I must say they really help. Take control of your sources of stress. Identify the…

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Warrior or Wimp

I caught myself wondering the other day where ‘gender balance’ – or to give it its original and self-explanatory title, ‘sex discrimination’ – really began. Has it been around for ever – if unacknowledged as such – or is it something that the relatively modern working woman has invented and nurtured as a convenient banner…

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“Hell is other people” * or how to “survive” working in open-space.

Although open-space has the advantage of bringing a team together, promoting cohesion and work groups, it can sometimes be complicated to have to spend more than 7 hours a day with colleagues. Here are some tips to follow, because after all it’s better together on a work platform than alone in a small office. Avoid…

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5 tips for being better organised

Have you ever looked at a colleague, a friend, your sister and wondered how she manages to juggle a successful career, personal and social life and more with a smile? I may have discovered their secret … organization! Sometimes we think that someone organized is too rigid … but it may be the key to…

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VOLUNTARY approach in UK succeeding well

Hearty congratulations!  What an excellent achievement!  I am very pleased to share with you the information on the progress being made in the UK, particularly as it is voluntary and not due to legislation.  I think this shows how motivated companies, encouraged and supported by their government can really accomplish great steps in a short…

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