Being a manager is not nearly as easy as it sounds. If you take on that type of job, there are two main categories of problems that you will immediately become aware of. The first is the time pressures. The second is people issues. What are the most common issues that crop up within each of these categories and how do you deal with them?
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In this recent Tedx Talk, Julian Treasure explores the power of conscious listening, one of the silent skills of communication, and explores ways to improve how we listen, and how in turn this can positively impact our lives and relationships.
The issues you have to consider when attempting to switch roles internally are very different to what you have to deal with when you’re trying to change employers. Here are some tips for succeeding in the face of the very specific challenges that an internal job change brings with it.
Sometimes the need for a career change pops up at very short notice and rather surprises us with its intensity. Sometimes our need for a career change lingers for a long time, almost festering in the back of our mind, rumbling away and causing us anxiety because we’re not doing anything about it. What are the reasons why we may need a career change? Let’s look at the range of possible issues.
There are now millions of people working independently, as freelancers. If this is something that you’re interested in pursuing here are some handy tips to help you make it.
The ability to listen well is often an undervalued skill and can bring a wide range of benefits to both your work and everyday life. What's more, you can become a much more effective listener in just a few simple steps. Take a look at our latest animation and see the difference it makes.
Although starting a new career from scratch when you’re already secure in your current one may seem like a thankless task, it is a direction that many of us want to go in. Here are some tips for getting started.
We live in a world where can-do attitudes and positive psychology abound. Everybody is hoping that we will be positive and cheerful on tap. If we are competent as well, how fantastic is that? We are the archetypal good employee. Even those of us who might fit that characterisation sometimes, if not always, must wonder why we do so much and get so much more piled on us. When we ponder that question of why, we begin to realise the importance of saying no to stop demand swamping the supply of our labour.
For anybody going into their first non-executive position it is quite a different space. What are the sorts of things it’s useful for you to know upon entry to your new role?