Appraisals what are they good for?

Posted Posted in Appraisals, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Psychology, Uncategorized

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)? More to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it is clear that there is a no one size fits […]

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 […]

Want a New Career – Well write about it.

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Decision Making, Employment, Home based working, Learning & Develpment, Problem Solving, Psychology, Resume, Uncategorized

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 […]

A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Business, Career Coaching, Careers, Culture, Employment, Goal Setting, Influence, Jobs, Psychology, Work

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. […]