Career Advice, Self Development

2 Easy Ways To Make a Career Change Faster

A career plan rarely goes to plan. It can feel really disorientating to be so sure of your career path and then find yourself questioning whether this what you really want to spend your time on. I have been there, and I grappled with reconciling this huge investment of my time and education into a particular… Continue reading 2 Easy Ways To Make a Career Change Faster

Leading Others, Self Development

The Truth About Developing Others In 3 Minutes

There is this hurdle that managers face when wanting to grow their career and it’s this little thing called training and development. I've been part of many conversations with task orientated operators who are exceptional trainers, however their lack of people development skills have resulted in being passed over for a promotion. In these conversations… Continue reading The Truth About Developing Others In 3 Minutes

Leading Others, Self Development

Cracking The Empathy Code

It's said that every time you recall something you change the memory. So in fact our memories are never an accurate reflection of what happened, precisely. They a version of our truth, but not the ultimate truth. It becomes the story that we tell ourselves; not the reality to which we have experienced. But the… Continue reading Cracking The Empathy Code

Self Development

Get On With It (whatever that is for you)

I think it’s a good process to challenge your assumptions about what you believe. I believe that if we create better workplaces, with more understanding and empathetic people, then we can shape better communities and a better world. People go to work, have a terrible day and come back and redirect that anger at their… Continue reading Get On With It (whatever that is for you)

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#cherishcurates: Being Wrong, Fast Drawing, Culture Fit, Recruitment & Mindset

#cherishcurates - where I summarise the top 5 bits of content I came across this week that have added to my thinking on all things people, performance and how we work. This week the top 5 (in no particular order are) are: What makes a good leader - Gary Vaynerchuck Fast drawing for everyone -… Continue reading #cherishcurates: Being Wrong, Fast Drawing, Culture Fit, Recruitment & Mindset

Leading Others, Self Development

1 Question to Determine Your Leadership Credibility

I recently heard this statement at a leadership course I went to - click here if you want to know what course I attended, highly recommend. Why should anyone be led by you? ....when you say it like that.. Brings it back into context that leadership isn't about you. Well that's what I believe anyway.… Continue reading 1 Question to Determine Your Leadership Credibility

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You’re complacent and that’s why your engagement sucks

Employee engagement is endlessly chatted about; as a HR professional I find myself in a constant chatter about how we can "move the dial" on employee engagement results. How do we get people to "live the values" and feel connected to their work. Then come the ideas about wellness and team building - activities HR… Continue reading You’re complacent and that’s why your engagement sucks

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4 tips to being the worst manager you can be

Why be a great manager, when you can literally be the worst. In fact, some places make it hard for you to be a good manager. So, I'm here to do you a solid favour, here are my top tips to be straight up terrible.  Tell your team how important their ideas are to you… Continue reading 4 tips to being the worst manager you can be

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You can’t sit with us anymore – giving people the boot. 

Sometimes people turn into sour grapes. They start shiny, they are amazing but it goes to sh%*. Maybe it was you, maybe it was them.  Whatever the case the fit is all wrong and it’s time for them to move on.They are miserable, you are grumpy – but they aren't a terrible performer. What do… Continue reading You can’t sit with us anymore – giving people the boot.