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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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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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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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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Are you doing what you want or what you “should”?

Have you answered “Well, obviously, I’m doing what I want”? A lot of people do answer like that, automatically… BUT are you sure? Do you really know what you truly want? Most of us think we know, but very often that isn’t the case. As we grow up, we are surrounded by adults, parents, relatives,…

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4 simple tips to stop living by the clock!

“We spend our lives on the run: We get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work – and then we retire. And what do they give us? …A clock!” Dave Allen Why do we do everything so quickly? Why do we always rush? Think of the…

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From corporate giant to – “Life Begins at… “

You will love reading today’s guest post on ageing and careers by Ian Brodie who been helping some of the world’s leading organisations with their marketing and sales challenges for over 20 years. Ian has been named as one of the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in Marketing and Sales, “One of Top 25 Global…

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Boost productivity – How? Taking your dog to work!

Radical crusading idea #3: Taking your dog to work! Some very well-known giants support this – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Zynga, Ben & Jerry’s in the USA to name just a few, Next Model Management, Firebox, CTJT in the UK, as well as many other smaller companies. Why do so many companies allow, and even encourage,…

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