Time for a Career Detox for 2015!

Time for a Career Detox for 2015!

 Welcome to 2015! What will this year bring for you? If you are a traditionalist like myself then you would have diligently set yourself some New Years Resolutions – everything from getting healthier, fitter and being more successful in your career. Sound familiar?  Now we are entering our 2nd week of January some of those … Continue reading »
How to develop new skills

How to develop new skills

Developing yourself is an ongoing journey. Something you need to do throughout your career. You can always be better. Continually developing your skills is essential in developing and advancing your career. So, how do you develop these new skills? Here’s an 8 step process that will help you take stock, identify skills to learn and develop, … Continue reading »
Top 5 Careers of 2013

Top 5 Careers of 2013

*GUEST BLOG from Richard McMunn, Career and Recruitment Specialist* The New Year will soon be upon us and many people may be in the market for a new career. The thing is, how do you know which career fields are the ones that are not only in demand but also offer stability? By looking at careers … Continue reading »
Mentoring for emerging leaders: all you need to know!

Mentoring for emerging leaders: all you need to know!

****GUEST BLOG FROM Nathaniel Johnston, Leadership Consultant**** As an emerging leader within my organisation I greatly benefited from having a mentor. In this blog I would like to tell you what a mentor is, why it is a good idea to have a mentor and some of my suggestions on finding a mentor.  But first … Continue reading »

Coaching: the evidence

The business case for coaching as an effective development tool “70: 20: 10”– Lombardo & Eichinger researched the most effective learning model: 70% on the job, 20% through feedback, coaching and mentoring, 10% through training courses and reading “One size does not fit all”– one2one coaching and skills assessments boost self-awareness and confidence in expressing … Continue reading »
To MBA or not to MBA, that was the question.

To MBA or not to MBA, that was the question.

****GUEST BLOG**** Stuart Gilchriest, MBA Student. In November 2011 during a rainy drive home on the M25 from another late night emergency at work, I had a sudden realization that I was unhappy. At best, my work as an area manger for a leading UK hospitality company was inspiring, challenging and hugely varied, but there … Continue reading »
Attracting & Retaining Talent

Attracting & Retaining Talent

  Last week I took part in a Guardian panel for Social Enterprise, debating and discussing the role of ‘talent’. It got me thinking about how we all have different definitions of ‘talent’ and we all appreciate different qualities and attributes in our workforce. For me, ‘talent’ represents potential, creativity and innovation and this is … Continue reading »