Do You Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway?

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Listening to the radio over the weekend, I heard an interview with someone who has undergone gender reassignment. She talked about the unhappiness of her teenage years, and the presenter remarked how wonderful it would be if you could stretch back over time, and reassure that teenager that it would all be alright. Made me think, there are times when I need to stretch back over time and draw out some of the qualities I had had a a teenager – in particular the quality of hell to the fear, just do it anyway. I was profoundly unhappy as a […] Read more »

45 Pieces Of Advice For Career Success

career success

Career success is the number one goal for most professionals. Whether they are lower-level employees, members of the C-suite, or even entrepreneurs, what they want –what we all want actually- is to be successful at what we do. That could mean earn that promotion we’re after, a pay raise, increase our sales, generate more leads… and the list goes on. Sometimes, when we have to make choices or just need help to stay focused, a piece of advice can be truly beneficial. What about a few more pieces? These nice folks on ‘The Daily Muse’ have compiled a list of […] Read more »

Today’s Professional Woman Report: Career Success Is A Moving Target

Today’s Professional Woman Report

Yesterday, Citi and LinkedIn released the results of their fourth annual survey “Today’s Professional Woman Report“. This year’s survey was conducted among a sample of more than 1000 professional women and men, and -like every year- it was inspired by discussions on Citi’s LinkedIn Group “Connect: Professional Women’s Network“. The results indicate that career satisfaction is a moving target and the definition of career success is changing. See the infographic below for details. The key finding of this study is that career success doesn’t necessarily mean happiness, as most professionals believe that their career will peak in the next 2 […] Read more »

Great Leaders Make You Feel Safe

leaders make you feel safe

We recently talked about how the altruistic leadership model impacts employees’ performance and a company’s success. But apart from being humble, great leaders make you feel safe. According to management theorist Simon Sinek, in a recent TED Talk “Why good leaders make you feel safe“, leaders should make employees feel safe in the organisation in order to trigger the feelings of trust and cooperation. “You see, if the conditions are wrong, we are forced to expend our own time and energy to protect ourselves from each other, and that inherently weakens the organization. When we feel safe inside the organization, […] Read more »

Do You Want To Get A Promotion?

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Are you thinking of asking for a promotion? Perhaps you’re too long in your current position and after all your hard work you believe you deserve to get promoted? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, today’s blog post is for you.   How to receive a promotion in 30 days If you are planning to ask for a promotion, this article in Glassdoor has everything you need. Heather Huhman has crafted a 6-step guide to help you land a promotion in 30 days. Don’t forget to sell yourself properly. You can’t always rely on others to recognise […] Read more »

A Humble Leader Is The Best Leader

humble leader

The dictionary defines humility as modesty, not being arrogant, having a feeling of insignificance, not believing that you are superior to others and being courteously respectful. But what humility has to do with leadership? Why being a humble leader is so important? A recent study by Catalyst (“Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries“) shows that when employees feel more included in their work groups, they are more innovative in their jobs (identifying opportunities for new products and processes and trying out new ideas and approaches to problems) and more engaged in team citizenship behaviours (going above and beyond the […] Read more »