The role of self-reflection in leadership development

We all understand that good leadership development takes a great deal of skill and practice. It is accepted that strong emotional intelligence is a foundation capability of the modern leader. But what first steps can the new leader take to build upon their own emotional intelligence and leadership skill? Self-awareness is essential to being able [...]

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Identifying and showcasing your transferable skills

Sometimes job seeking following a career break will leave a candidate wondering how to explain their absence from the working world. The reasons for the break may be varied but could include time out to raise a family, elder care responsibilities, or study. To give yourself the best chance at securing a new role, identify [...]

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The art of creating your work-life balance

The term ‘work-life balance’ has become overused and I often cringe when I hear it thrown around. It’s generally used by those who seek to place the different elements of their lives into silos or boxes. I’m not sure that’s possible, or even desirable, in our current society. We bring our whole self to work [...]

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Leadership qualities: is self-awareness the most important?

Every coach and self-improvement guru will tell you it is important to understand your own values, goals, and leadership qualities; your why. Without self-awareness, we cannot align our values and our choices in life. In the workplace, there are other benefits to practising self-awareness and reflecting on our impact on others. When I work with [...]

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Return to work: your goals and self-awareness

I spend a bit of time speaking with job-seekers, many of those are parents looking to return to work after a period of parental leave. Before kids our lives and our choices are pretty much our own. Once that first (or subsequent) little bundle of joy arrives our priorities may change. Not only do we [...]

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How to develop a business strategy that beats ambiguity

No longer is there a need for long-winded definitions of the term VUCA. It’s become a common business acronym and description for all the different kinds of crazy we deal with in our work lives. There is a wealth of information out there on how to prepare your business strategy to forge ahead in such [...]

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When to stop studying?

I have been thinking - when to stop studying for good? Over the past week, I’ve had quite a few conversations with HR professional on the brink of a role change or looking to undertake some study in 2017. The conversations go something like “I’ve just finished my Diploma in X and I have a [...]

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4 time management tips

Looking for a few time management tips? Time management is one of those things that many of us seemingly continue to struggle with. My personal definition of time management is making progress on the tasks and objectives that are important to me and that align with my values. And is there such a thing as [...]

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Imposter syndrome: out with comparisons, in with confidence

I recently attended a Business Chicks Breakfast at which Nasty Gal founder and Executive Chairperson Sophia Amoruso spoke. One of the most tweeted and posted quotes of the day was, “Don’t compare your hustle to their highlight reel.” In the past week, with the announcement that Nasty Gal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in [...]

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How to maximise the career mentor relationship

The value of a career mentor is often discussed, and those who have taken up the opportunity generally report positive outcomes. A good career mentor can help progress your career and support you through challenging times. But how do you ensure you get the most out of your mentor relationship – both from a mentee [...]

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