4 tips on how to find what you really want at work…

Do you know what you really want? Sounds a strange question but many people don’t! You may know slightly more about what you want in life, but even that isn’t always the case… When you finished your ‘A’ levels (or equivalent), did you do any vocational testing to see what career you were most suited…

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The Caring Face of Annual Reviews

What is the caring face of an annual review? It is when the company and HR department show that they are as, or more, interested in you and your whole life aspirations as your role within the company and how it impacts the bottom line… Progressive companies like Netflix, GE, Accenture, my favourite DLGL, are…

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What is your glass ceiling?

As I sit here in my office looking out on a rainy grey Sunday morning it keeps going through my mind what really is this glass ceiling everyone is obsessed about?  Is it the same for everyone? Does it have an exam to prove you have passed it? What are the criteria for shattering it?…

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5 quick tips for better results

We all want to do better, improve results, increase our productivity, work smarter not harder… Here are 5 quick tips to help you achieve this: Time – Routines and systems. Time is precious, procrastinating destroys good time management. Prioritise your work and chunk. Block off areas of your day, or week, for specific items, project…

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7 tips on how to repurpose your skills for a more interesting future

Recently I have been talking a lot about fulfilment in your work. It is something I am passionate about (in case you hadn’t noticed – lol) because it can make such a big difference to all aspects of our lives as well as being a great boost to a glittering career if you get the…

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What does your company care about? You or the bottom line?

Annual Review vs Fulfilment Evaluation You may have gathered from a previous article about Annual Reviews, that I have fairly strong opinions on career fulfilment and being valued and appreciated at work, and the importance of our values regarding success for our life in general. Gallup conducted a study a few years ago, the results…

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4 tips for feeling happier at work

Sometimes we love our work/career, sometimes we aren’t so keen, sometimes there is just a difficult environment to deal with due to deadlines, changes, temporary situations. Here are some tips to keep your stress, boredom and irritation to a minimum and your positivity and productivity high and your smile in place: Whatever your role, even…

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What are the keys to fulfilment from 50+ to retirement…

So you have hit the big Five Oh – what are your feelings? Career over, no future, younger fasttrackers pushing you out, no more promotion, dinosaur shoved in the cupboard, nothing left except the slippery slope to being a nonentity? Well how very dramatic of you!! Also, totally unfounded, not to mention negative! Give yourself…

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Career Goals Exploded! What’s your choice?

So have you reached the height of your career? Are you thrilled with all that you have done to date, and more importantly, with every aspect of what you are doing at the moment, professionally, personally and with that mania of the moment – work-life balance? If you are, fantastic! I am truly delighted for…

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What makes a good Annual Review? (plus checklist)

For many people it is the time of year for the annual review. All my clients are talking about it at the moment – either they are reviewing their team or they are being reviewed. It can be a time for soul-searching and stress but also for support, encouragement and appreciation. When I used to…

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