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 […]

Zig-Zag Career Paths

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Education, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Organisations, Psychology, Small Business, team leaders, Uncategorized, Work, Working at Home, Zig Zag Career

Would you describe your career as linear, a very nice straight line in a particular job or profession? Or like mine and many others, a bit of a zig-zag and haphazard career path? Having been at work now for more years than I care to remember, I have had a number of different careers and […]

5 Stages for Guaranteed Career Success

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Psychology

How many times have you heard or read “5 Guaranteed Stages for Career Success ”, quite a few I’ll be bound. There are gurus and career professionals around the globe, that all have a particular view of what career success is. Clearly, there are ways of getting on at work – not getting sacked is […]

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 […]