Managing Your Career Goals – Without You Even Knowing

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Appraisals, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Decision Making, Employment, Goal Setting, Jobs, Nonconscious, Organisations, Primed Goals, Problem Solving, Psychology, Work

You know when you get really interested in a subject, things just seem to pop out of the woodwork without you even noticing?  Like when you have bought a new car and you start to notice all the cars same as yours. Same colour and same model etc. The motivation, goal or the drive to […]

Can a Portfolio Career work for you?

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Leadership, LinkedIn, MBA, Portfolio Career, Professional Identity, Teleworking, Working at Home

Now you may or may not have heard of a portfolio career before. Wouldn’t blame you in the slightest if you hadn’t. In fact, I am sure a lot of working people may not have heard of or even known they existed.  The big question is, do they exist, what are they and who are […]

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 […]

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 […]

You don’t have to crazy to work here – but…..

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Career Path, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, Employment, philosophy, Work

Alain de Botton at Future Talent Conference 2017 Philosophy of the Workplace Now I am a big fan of the philosophy of the workplace and careers, and no better exponent of this than Alain de Botton at the Changeboard Conference 2017. Principally, Mr Botton suggests most leaders & managers are anxious and panic ridden and […]