How do you make important decisions these days? Are they left on the back-burner and you get stuck in indecision? Or perhaps you make decisions on the run and deal with the consequences later! When you wish to make important decisions about your career or business, it...read more
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When I mention the idea of career planning, this triggers memories with Career Counsellors in high school who were focussed on helping you decide which subjects to take in year 11 and 12 (or form 5 and 6!) so you could then be eligible for a suitable course or career...read more
I first encountered career planning when I worked at Diageo Australia. As part of the annual review process we were asked to share what sort of roles we were aiming to work at next and where we saw ourselves in the next 5 years or so. It was the start of career...read more
Are you thinking about a career change? As someone who’s personally transitioned from a demanding corporate role to running my own business (which is still demanding, but much more flexible), here are my tips to help you make this career transition. 1....read more
Karen Hollenbach When I returned to work in 2006, nearly 12 months after having my first child, I soon realised that my grand career plan needed to change. I wanted to play an active role caring for my son and needed to explore more flexible career options. My full...read more
by Chris Morrow It can be scary returning to the workforce. It might be years since you last collected a salary or had a job interview. Irrespective of the length of time since you were last in work, there are a few things to bear in mind whilst you are at home being...read more
If you are thinking about applying for an internal promotion, changing jobs or making a career change, then some basic planning can help make this transition and change a much smoother and successful process. In this blog I have shared the insights I discuss with...read more
When I ran training programs on behalf of a boutique training organisation, I would occasionally encounter reluctant workshop attendees. It was nothing personal, they simply hated their jobs and so hated being asked to be part of a training program that they had not...read more
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. Thoreau This famous quote is one of my favourites and implies that confidence is the key to living the life you want for yourself. Too many people I meet have conditioned themselves to believe...read more
I believe you are so much more than your job or your role in your business.Being effective in your role as a business leader means you need to take a bird’s eye view of your whole life. This approach will help you be much clearer about the areas where you can be...read more
Some people take to redundancy like it is a gift from the heavens. Some people feel like they are being tossed out the door with the dirty washing. Others have mixed feelings about it. Often, even when you have been wishing for a redundancy package, what follows is a...read more
I am often asked by Mums, returning to work, how to explain the break in their work history. This question is also asked by people who may have taken some time off due to illness, to care for a family member or to study and perhaps even travel. Time away from the...read more
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