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Finding career contentment; five simple steps to job satisfaction

The first task in career management is not to consider what job you want. Instead of looking outward you need to look inward… at least at the start. The five steps are in order; they step-by-step take you toward career

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How I survived two days of HELL

  There are two things that completely unhinge me. A threat (either physical or psychological) to my family and someone wrongfully accusing me of a hurtful act. When both of these happened to me last week it took me to

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The one habit that as much as I try I cannot break

Some habits are so much part of us that we find it almost impossible to give them up, break or change them. There is one habit that is blocking me being the most useful person I can be. And the

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I’ve crossed to the other side, why don’t you join me?

As I grow more grey hairs and look back on my own personal and professional journey more and more I see a divide. This divide is like a wide rushing river. I’m on one bank looking across the river. From

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Lunch with the $6 billion Project Manager

On Sunday I had lunch with the CEO of a major infrastructure project. They had just closed one of Australia’s largest ever project finance transactions. Given that I’m currently putting together some soft skills training on negotiation I couldn’t help

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7 habits of highly ineffective people

Apologies for the somewhat negative headline but often saying what NOT to do is useful/helpful. In this post I’ll take you through what I see in my coaching work as the biggest blockers to effectiveness, they are simple but common.

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The Minimalists Guide to Fulfilment at Work

Fulfilment is defined as: To make you happy and satisfied because you are using your abilities So I read that definition as… You are doing work you are good at and love. So what is the one thing that if

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What airplane safety demonstrations tell us about conducting performance reviews

In airplane safety demonstrations they ask you to put on your own oxygen mask prior to considering others. It is the same with performance management. Help yourself first, get aware of your perception biases; only then should you attempt to help others

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