Category: Employment

Managing Conflict Constructively at Work

Conflict in the workplace (or anywhere else for that matter) can easily create significant issues with inter & intra-personal relationships.  Nothing new there then. We all feel the stress, anxiety and any number of negative psychological affects after a disagreement. Some see conflict as something to be avoided at all costs. Perhaps just to maintain an equilibrium and to give… Read more →

Taking a “Small Bet” with your Career Goals

You’re feeling stuck at work, everybody does at some point in their working lives. You know you should try to figure it all out but the big picture is……… well……just too big. You feel deep down what you want to be doing with your life, but the idea of changing jobs, (let alone a career) seems so overwhelming that it’s… Read more →

Be Career Brand Savvy

Did you know the word brand comes from the Viking to “burn”. Over time the word moved on to “brand” cattle (see the connection with burning). Onward to imprinting your printed brand in the 19th century. Needless to say a bit of useless information you will probably never use again. However, we are awash with brands today, from Google, Nike, Microsoft… Read more →

Adding Value to your Career Prospects in 2018

As the New Year is here many of us will be thinking about a fresh start at work, or that next exciting career challenge. This of course means starting the arduous job search and that dreaded interview process. However, do you know the real added value of what you do or advantage you possess? Its a question I ask my… Read more →

You don’t have to crazy to work here – but…..

Alain de Botton at Future Talent Conference 2017

Philosophy of the Workplace

Now I am a big fan of the philosophy of the workplace and careers, and no better exponent of this than Alain de Botton at the Changeboard Conference 2017. Principally, Mr Botton suggests most leaders & managers are anxious and panic ridden and not grumpy or stern. We all behave like 3 year old’s at work and we might just have to admit to ourselves how hard we are to work with. Take a look at the video and drop us a line with your thoughts. Do you agree with Mr de Botton’s theories if not why?

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