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Mental Health - More Talk Needed

Are Organisations Getting Mental Health Wrong?

  • January 28, 2018

The awareness of mental health in the workplace is growing – and quite right too. Workshops, webinars and conferences are driving important messages about stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and schizophrenia. Companies are training their managers in how to have conversations that will get people openly talking about their…

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My Latest Pictures on Instagram

  • January 20, 2018

Each week I aim to show you the most recent pictures I've posted on Instagram. If you click on them, you will see my tips to help you with burnout, energy and career resilience. I hope you enjoy them and of course you can follow me on Instagram and twitter…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Choosing a Career (it’s not for life)

  • January 9, 2018

It's no surprise that choosing a career is challenging. According to research by Oxford Open Learning Trust (reported in HR Review), almost a fifth (17%) of women aged 18-24 years old feel they have chosen their career path too young. The survey also reveals that over a third of young…

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Are You A Prisoner Of Your Own Beliefs

Are You a Prisoner of your own Beliefs?

  • December 17, 2017

The saying 'if you believe you can or you believe you can't, you are right' is a succinct summary of the situation where you are a prisoner of your own beliefs. Let's look at this through one of the case studies in my book 'How to have an outstanding career.'…

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Who Needs Employees - Will Your Job Become Automated

Will Your Job become Automated?

  • November 23, 2017

According to the results of a survey, as reported by the CIPD, almost a quarter of employees fear that parts of their jobs will become automated.  In fact the headline is worse than the actual results, in my view. Will Your Job become Automated? Of course parts of our jobs…

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Mental Health - More Talk Needed

Mental Health – More Talk Needed

  • October 10, 2017

Mental health is an increasing problem in the workplace today, according to new research from Bupa. The following sentence really caught my eye; "The data shows the number of people receiving mental health treatments has increased by 53 per cent in the last decade, with stress and anxiety being the…

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Be Kind To Someone

Be Kind to Someone

  • August 10, 2017

Is it time to  be kind to someone? Random acts of kindness stimulate dopamine and serotonin, two 'feel good' chemicals in the brain associated with happiness and reward. I was on a beach on Monday and a young girl gave me this beautiful shell she'd collected whilst beachcombing with her…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

How do I Pick the Right Career for Me?

  • August 5, 2017

Question SP asked me for some thoughts about this. He told me that he finished his degree a couple of years ago and since then has been working in a call centre, whilst trying to work out what to do with the next stage of his career. I got the…

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People Skills

Do You Have the ‘People Skills’ you need to Thrive?

  • July 16, 2017

Whilst it is perhaps no real surprise, it is nevertheless disappointing that around half of employers say that their new graduate employees struggle with teamwork and problem solving skills. According to headline results from a survey of 174 employers, by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), 25% of graduates 'do…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Is LinkedIn Worth the Time and Effort?

  • June 28, 2017

The Question AJ asked me about LinkedIn. Specifically she wanted to know my views about whether the amount of time and effort needed to engage in LinkedIn was worthwhile. She explained that she has got a profile, but it's limited information and she rarely interacts with anyone on the platform.…

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