Could giggling lift your ambition?

Could giggling lift your ambition?

60% of women asked questioned whether they actually want to progress when considering what they perceive is currently required to move up in their organization.  Ouch! (Forbes) Whatever gender you choose, is the current set of challenges in the working world affecting...

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A characterful choice to matter more at work…

A characterful choice to matter more at work…

The Mental Health Foundation gives a 10 point plan for looking after your mental health.  Number one, “Talk about your feelings”.  Also, in the top 10 are “Doing something you are good at” and “Accepting who you are”.  (YES!!! #beyourselfatwork) Virtually everyone’s...

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What everyone should know about everyone else…

What everyone should know about everyone else…

75% say their inner voice is very critical. (Courageous Success Research 2020) This week I was asked the question, “What do you wish everyone knew about your industry?”  I wrote it down.  What a fascinating question!  My immediate thought was, “What do I wish everyone...

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What would you be like waiting to be president?

What would you be like waiting to be president?

“I’m trying to remind myself that I’m worried because I care...” (Amy Gallo, author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict) What must it be like having to wait to find out if you are the next US president?  With the UK going back into a national lockdown and...

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Addicted to external rewards?

Addicted to external rewards?

Setting and achieving goals, clear expectations, recognition, feedback, as well as encouraging management all contribute to an increase in workplace motivation. (Anonymous quote) Urgh!  Who motivates you?  Your manager?  Your kids?  Your partner?  Your results?  Your...

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Can you be a control freak at work?

Can you be a control freak at work?

62% of us are constantly adapting, changing and controlling to impress others at work. (Courageous Success Research 2020) Can you be a control freak at work? Here in the UK we are learning to live with the day to day challenges of change.  Changes in messages from the...

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Do you WOW?

Do you WOW?

”Confident, bold, creative, caring and with purpose and drive”.  “I want to be wowed”. (Top bosses share their secrets on how to get a job, BBC Business)   That’s quite a list.  How do you measure up?  Interestingly this also looks the same as what bosses are...

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Are you lagging behind?

Are you lagging behind?

Only 13% of workers are not looking and not interested in any new job opportunities right now.   (LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index) Excluding those of us needing a new job right now, is it easier to escape and look for a new job when you aren’t happy at work? ...

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Conflict at work – good for resilience?

Conflict at work – good for resilience?

If you have been forced to absorb significant changes in your work you have increased levels of resilience. In fact, the more changes you have had to absorb, the more resilient you are.. ADP Research Institute It is rare that I come across people that like conflict at...

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The power of busyness for the imposter!

The power of busyness for the imposter!

67% of people feel that they can’t be themselves at work. (2020 Global #beyourselfatwork Survey) This week has been back to back crazy busy.  Workshops, webinars, iAM calls, even more innovation and projects.   One of those weeks that you have when you dive in and...

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Laying yourself bare to get the job?

Laying yourself bare to get the job?

“92% of adults fear job interviews” (Job Interview Anxiety Study, conducted by Harris) In the last four weeks every person who has applied for a job and talked through their iAM in detail as part of an interview has got it.  Now of course, I can only talk about the...

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What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be you?

67% of people feel that they can’t be themselves at work. (Courageous Success 2020 #beyourselfatwork Global Survey) If I asked you the question, what is it like to be you?  What would you say?  In my experience the response for most people is initially externally...

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