The Psychology of your Summer Holidays

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Careers, Coaching, Holiday, Mental Health, Psychology, Work

So the summer holidays are upon us, kids away from school and we are all looking forward to our time away from lockdown and work. There is no doubt the past 16 months of the pandemic have been difficult. So a summer holiday is what we need now that we can travel.  For most working […]

Leadership – Follow me I am right behind you.

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Coaching, Employment, Formal Leadership, Group Leaders, Informal Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Learning & Develpment, Organisations, Power, Professional Identity, Psychology, Work

Hopefully the irony of the title “follow me I am right behind you” is not lost on you. Especially on those who have experienced leadership both good and bad. Needless to say, we witness good leaders that have the seemingly innate ability to influence our and others, thoughts, behaviours and actions. We enthusiastically rally behind […]

How to be more Career Brand Savvy

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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 […]

The Problem Solvers “Magnificent Seven”

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If you are anything like me, some problems seem to hang around like a bad smell and never get dealt with. They can feel too big, too daunting and very tricky to solve. Perhaps they keep us up at night or occupying time when we ought to be doing other things. So it’s no surprise […]

Get more P.E.T’s – and I don’t mean a puppy!

Posted Posted in Cambridge, Career Coaching, Coaching, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Mental Health, Positivity, Problem Solving, Psychology, Work

No, I don’t mean a family pussy cat, a bonkers puppy or a Three-Toed Sloth or even your friendly Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plains.  I mean performance-enhanced thinking or P.E.T’s. Now Performance Enhanced Thinking is the type of thinking that moves you forward in a balanced, rational and creative fashion. The opposite is surprisingly […]