50+ Careers

Your Authentic Personal Brand Statement

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There are many misconceptions about personal branding, what it is, and what actually goes into an authentic personal brand statement. In principle, it’s a statement that represents you, your career reputation and what you stand for. When used for career development, the term “brand” is utilised as a metaphor for creating a compelling narrative, to […]

Business

The Formal or Informal Leadership Question?

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I am sure you have seen LinkedIn and other social media platforms awash with articles on leadership and becoming a better leader. How many articles and promotions do we see “10 ways to become a great leader” or “Essential Leadership Training” etc, along with countless clichéd quotes from business characters. You have all seen them I am […]

Business

A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

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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. […]

Business

No Fear Public Speaking.

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Adrian Furnham in the Sunday Times recently highlighted the need these days for leaders/business people in organisations and politicians to be able to give great memorable speeches. Now Mr Furnham touches on all the main points of presenting, speech making and creating a lasting impression. So pointless us going through those aspects again. However, all of […]