When its hot and muggy, one part of me wants to lie in a cool shady spot and drink iced water; whilst another part of me feels the need to experience this heat to the utmost. Summers here are not long enough to make you forget how winter weather freezes water pipes and make driving hazardous.
How do I solve this dilemma? I get up early, and before the heat builds I can get as much work done as possible, then I treat myself to my cool shady spot during the hot afternoon, taking a siesta until the evening. Continue reading
There has been much written about the benefits of FaceBook fanpages, and the reasons you should have one as a small business owner. You hear great things from friends who are working their social media magic through their FaceBook pages and of course you know what the pages look like because you are constantly being asked to “like”this page or that. Continue reading
It is scientifically proven that many leadership skills are inherent; and our society recognises leadership as well worn phases testify, “a born leader” “natural leader” “looked to by peers” are accolades we pour on favoured individuals. Continue reading
I read a great article today on three different types of empathy and why empathy is a leadership skill worth developing: you can read the full article here
It brought to mind a training I developed a few years ago for volunteer telephone help desk workers. As a volunteer role this task could be very challenging. There was an uncertainty about each new call, as many callers were simply looking for information, but you never knew when someone in the middle of a crisis situation would ring. Continue reading
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it” ~ Henry David Thoreau
I have met many wonderful people in my focus sessions. Each person is individual, they bring different dilemma’s to the meeting, but many are working very hard to create a freelance career as well as meeting family commitments.
One theme that predominated was a chronic shortage of money as they agreed contracts with low hourly rates, or which involved more work than they had estimated. Continue reading
I introduced free focus sessions in July, and I have met some wonderful people. Everyone I met was different, and had different dreams, but one common theme occurred, that I think deserves studying more deeply. Many people felt that they had a chronic lack of time to pursue their own dreams while looking after small children, managing the household and working. Continue reading
So you’ve had a LinkedIn profile for years, and never really thought about it. But now you are looking for new opportunities and its time to add power to your LI profile.
Have you ever really thought about the impact of your profile to someone seeing it for the first time? Continue reading
This series of posts are generating a lot of interest and feedback, Victoria Ipri asked me what I thought jobseeking members of LinkedIn should do first to begin a successful job hunt? Continue reading
If you are looking for sucess in finding a new job you have probably reviewed your CV over and over, honing it to perfection. I’m not asking you to reinvent the wheel here, but I am asking you to start today by asking yourself four questions. Continue reading
I can spend a day working, or playing or lazing, and I feel just fine – but if I carry on day after day in that rhythm I eventually start to achieve less and less each day, and I begin to feel dissatisfied without really knowing why. Continue reading