Business

Managing Conflict Constructively at Work

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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 support […]

Appraisals

The Self employed & Freelancers need appraisals too – here’s how.

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Do you miss the appraisal process as a freelancer or a self employed person? You might have had a yearly appraisal at work with your line manager. The appraisal would have probably focused upon goals and objectives for the business, department and your professional development etc. If yes your company and line manager was doing […]

50+ Careers

Coach Yourself…….It’s all about Balance

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How many self help books about coaching yourself are there? All promise a bright new future or a happier life, there must be millions. In fact having just searched Google for “coach yourself” revealed 13,500,000 results in just 0.36 seconds. So it seems there are a great deal of people ahead of me in this queue. However […]

Business

Is more career choice a good thing?

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Did you know in the pre-industrialised world there were around 30 different jobs to do. You might well have made things such as barrels, worked leather, a potter or looked after horses.  You get the picture, most were pretty straightforward jobs to earn a living. However today and at the last count there are approximately […]