I’ve been a Firework Career Coach for almost ten years now. I have enjoyed every minute of it. There is nothing more gratifying than being with a client when they have that transformational “aha!” moment in the coaching as they become aware of a new career path that really speaks to them. Fabulous! In this … More Firework career coaching – it’s what I love to do
Why do we find it so difficult to live with current uncertainty and disruption in world events? It is partly to do with the prehistoric part of our brain. Developing our emotional intelligence can help us deal with the uncertainty. … More Living with uncertainty – we’re all experts now
For the career-conscious among us, will technology prove to be a blight or a boon to our dreams and ambitions? A few years ago, I was one of a number of government policy civil servants endeavouring to understand the true impact of “disruptive technologies” upon business model development in the telecommunications and content industries (by … More Technology – blight or boon to your career?
Resilience as a leader is a term that’s in popular use these days. One might even say it gets bandied around quite a bit. But what does it actually mean? Learning from the traumatic events and aftermath of 9/11, the American Psychological Association defined resilience as: “the process of adapting well in the face of … More Leadership resilience – what’s it all about?
When leaders in organisations decide to measure employee engagement, they know that it’s a two-edged sword. There’s been some fevered discussion on LinkedIn in the past few weeks about KPMG’s decision to “stop” measuring employee engagement across its workforce. Some commentators have been almost vitriolic in their response. Not at KPMG, but at the poor … More Measuring employee engagement? Care needed!
For a tech career, which are the top three attributes which companies look for in a new employee? From a straw poll of SME employers which I conducted at the 2015 Techpreneur Show at London’s Olympia last week, companies were looking for these key qualities: 1. Relational/communication skills – will you work well in a … More Tech career? Top 3 attributes wanted
Do introverts and agile teams make a good combination? Hmmm. I wonder. Not without some care and attention, in my view. As an introvert myself who often coaches other introverts, I keep hearing challenging stories from clients whose work in the tech industries involves an association with agile scrum teams. (For those readers not used … More Introverts and agile teams – a good combo?
What’s in a name? Ill-fated Juliet Capulet didn’t think that Romeo’s surname mattered a jot when she uttered those fateful words in Romeo and Juliet. For star-crossed lovers, that may be the case, but for solopreneurs, techpreneurs and startups, it can mean the difference between being memorable or remaining undiscovered by your target market. First, … More What’s in a (company) name? Well, for any new business, quite a lot…..