Tag: learning

Scheming Career Schemas

A scheming schemas, what on earth is that old man on about? Well if you are sitting comfortably then I will explain. Now the concept of schemas have been around for a while in psychology. It best describes a packet of information, patterns of thought and behaviour lodged away somewhere in our non-conscious brain. Its a handy theory as it… Read more →

Appraisals what are they good for?

How many people have a good performance appraisal experience, how many line managers feel that they are just a “HR box ticking” episode (bah humbug), or more to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent some time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it became clear that there is no one size fits all formula. In fact,… Read more →

Want a New Career – Well write about it.

Here we are well into 2016 already, time flies when you are having fun. For many people moving headlong into the Spring time is the time to reappraise careers and move onto new horizons. Perhaps moving on to a more fulfilling and meaningful career? Perhaps a new business or to re-focus upon your untapped potential or looking for promotion? I am sure… Read more →

A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

Another interesting TED video from philosopher Alain de Botton on careers, job snobbery, the “you can do anything” culture that sells you a self help book to support flagging self esteem when you find out you can’t and how a true meritocracy will never work.

Along with very interesting perspectives on managing success and failure. Interested to hear about your thoughts on these views and how you might see things differently?

 

Weird Careers and Planned Happenstance Theory

Ever wondered how you ended up in the job or career you have presently? Was your career planned out with a prescribed course and action plan? Are you still doing the job you set out to do when you left university or school? My guess is not. My work with clients, constantly reminds me of a career theory that only the academic mind could… Read more →

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