Keeping a Smile in the Face of ‘Victim’ or ‘Whinger’ Mentalities

How to manage a smile when colleagues, clients (or anyone else) have a ‘victim’ or permanently whingeing mentality? Keeping a smile when all around you is driving you up the wall is a skill! It is also a frame of mind…  You can also take several actions to improve this situation. Firstly, if it is…

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Biting the bullet!

Sometimes we have to just bite the bullet and make decisions, or take actions which are the ‘least bad’ or help with damage control – and often from causes through no fault of our own. I always find this difficult, I used to pass through the stages of burying my head in the sand, beating…

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Priorities – What choices would you make?

Priorities – What choices would you make? I had to make a choice last night and it got me thinking about priorities… One of my dogs started running in circles shaking her head and whining. Me, instant call to vet, straight in and sadly had to leave her in overnight as they had to operate…

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CHARISMA on the curriculum?

Throughout my learning and working experience as an actress, I can remember more than once uttering the words ‘basically, you can either act, or you can’t’.  What I meant was that although there are some fundamental skills that need to be in place, the ability to convince an audience that you are a character other…

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Stressed? Why what they say you should do, doesn’t work

What is the ‘normal’ advice you get when under pressure or feeling stress? Prioritise, don’t take on extra projects, organise your time better, get some help… All very good in essence, but totally useless in practice. When we are really stressed and under pressure or when we have a deadline to meet we don’t have…

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5 Tips on Rebalancing Career, Promotion and Life

Is it annual review time yet? Whether you are employer or employee normally at some stage during the year you must review what you want and what you want from those around you – this can be in life as well as career! In France, where I lived for many years, annual review was most…

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Struggling to get things done? 2 effective ways to nail it

Do you find that you have more and more plans and projects lining up and, however good your intentions, you just never seem to make any notable headway? So frustrating isn’t it! There are two great ways to nail this. One I use regularly as it really helps you focus and make significant progress –…

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4 quick tips on how to show long term vision

As well as being innovative you need to show that you are looking forwards for the long term. Why should you show long term vision? So that your skill, talent and creativity continue to benefit others after you have left the company. We change jobs many times during our career, we move on to different, new…

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3 keys to professionally ageing well, and actively

Unfortunately in some (too many!) countries and companies, ageing is not seen as a wonderful, exciting and valuable life-force of the organisation. Luckily there are also many that realise just what a potential and benefit active agers can have on their colleagues and the insight and vision they can bring to projects. By the way,…

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5 tips to develop the right mindset for success

What mindset would you say you have overall? Are you generally positive, dynamic and effective? Do you enjoy challenges and find inspiration from the many choices that surround you? Does stress play a large or small part in your life? What in fact is mindset? According to dictionary.com it is an attitude, disposition, or mood. an intention or inclination. Synonyms are: attitude,…

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