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Ten Tips for Building Resilience

Resilience is a quality which  people often believe is something you have or you don't.  We can all think of people who seem to deal with whatever life throws at them.  We also often know people who seem to collapse when faced by difficulty.  But is DNA the differentiator? The ...
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When Reality Slaps You in the Face

When a CEO resigns because of a disclosure about his private life, the expectation is that they will disappear from public view,  become a private citizen once more, and rapidly be forgotten.  What made the former CEO of BP Lord Browne different, was that he wrote about what happened next ...
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A New Approach to Career Coaching for Tough Times

Having worked as a careers coach through 3 decades, the last few years have been remarkable for how little interest there has been from organisations in career coaching. An environment of growth provided opportunity,and career coaching conversations have often focussed on ‘what more do I want now that I have ...
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Rebuilding Resilience – when the bounce goes

You deal with changing job, changing employer, moving home and take it all in your stride.  You manage the daily ups and downs of life which call on you to swiftly change plans and readjust.  Then ‘Bang’ something happens which floors you.  The person  who could roll with the punches ...
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Creating Your Own Career Narrative

Ask most people why they did the first job that they did, and the answers will usually reveal the power of family messages. Middle class families often have direct role modelling – think of acting dynasties, or the generations of doctors, lawyers or teachers that are often found in one ...
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The Reality of how to Manage a Career

The shelves of career planning books in the self help section of bookshops, present a dilemma.  Most successful people I have coached would claim that they have never planned their career.  Those who claim that they planned their career, then point to some disjuncture which threw the plan off course ...
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Coaching skills for managers: sample from DVD

Managers often believe that coaching is time demanding, but the opposite is true. It is missing opportunities to coach which leads to time being wasted. In this clip, the costs of allowing a talented individual to carry on behaving ineffectively are highlighted. The rest of the DVD shows how a ...
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Learning from Olympians

As the nation watches from its sofas the extraordinary achievements of Olympic competitors, the question many of us ask is "Could I have done that?"  If I hadn't spent my teenage years avoiding PE, and my subsequent years adhering to the late John Mortimer's advice "Exercise if you're fit you ...
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Talent Management : What does it really mean?

The term talent management has become an HR hot phrase. The idea of being able to both identify and then manage the performance and motivation of the most business critical is alluring – but it is also fraught with dangers. It suggests that talent only resides with some individuals – ...
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