Employees need to know their Personal Brand

Recently completed a series of career development workshops for a professional firm wanting to galvanise its entire staff around employee engagement.  With a willing audience, we began with participants each unpacking and exploring the key elements of their ‘personal brand’. Personal reflection upon intrinsic motivation, values, skills, competencies and how they interrelate – one’s distinctiveness […]

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You Own It…so go on…Use It!

The It I’m referring to in this post is specifically your future development but it could equally be anything else in your life; your relationships with your boss, colleagues, friends and family members, your weight, financial situation, fitness, attitude, how you measure your life…And by ‘own’ I mean; Take responsibility for Note two things; Responsibility […]

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Personal Development Plans, Parent/Child Transactions and Opting for Growth and Freedom

All too often employers and employees pay lip service to the personal development planning process and the creation and use of personal development plans. Talking to a friend (who has seven direct reports) about this, I was struck by her view; PDP’s are deadly dull.  something we have to do, that take up a huge […]

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How are you avoiding the ‘two-year itch’?

Recent independent research sponsored by ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and conducted across 2000 managers within the UK has identified that there is a direct correlation between a managers’ happiness and their perceived level of performance.  The research found that those managers who are most happy have been in their organisation for less than […]

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