Managing Conflict Constructively at Work

Posted Posted in Business, Career Coaching, Coaching, Conflict, Constructive Controversy, Culture, Decision Making, Employment, Goal Setting, Leadership, Learning & Develpment, Power, Problem Solving, Psychology, Training, 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 support […]

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

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Appraisals, Assessment, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, Decision Making, Executive Coaching, Goal Setting, Leadership, Learning & Develpment, Organisations, Psychology, Small Business, Training, Work, Working at Home

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 the […]

Scheming Career Schemas

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Schemas, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Goal Setting, Jobs, Nonconscious mind, Psychology, Schema, Work

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 has 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. It’s a […]

Coach Yourself…….It’s all about Balance

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Cognitive Behaviour Coaching, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Mindfulness, Nonconscious, Nonconscious mind, Problem Solving, Psychology, Training, Work

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 is a lot of people ahead of me in this queue. However learning to […]

Executive Stress – What is an Executive?

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Evaluation, Executive Coaching, Formal Leadership, Goal Setting, Informal Leadership, Leadership Styles, Learning & Develpment, MBA, Networking, Presentations, Professional Identity

Having been around large & small organisations, training, mentoring & coaching for too many years to mention; I always had a wry smile to myself when anyone proudly announced themselves as an executive. Sales executives seemed always to be the most self-satisfied in this aspect. Proudly announcing their elevated executive status at every opportunity. Needless to […]