“Don’t ask what the world needs – ask what makes you come alive because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman  It’s a competitive environment, and organisations need to gain advantage through their people more than ever. But there’s a challenge. While organisations want to maximise employees’ performance,...

Organisations and employees agree that whereas organisations owned careers ten years ago, employees are now responsible for their careers.  But is it really possible for an employee to take full ownership of their career when they are reliant on their manager and their organisation for opportunities?  In this blog post I'll explore the roles...

The only effective, sustainable approach to career management involves the whole organisation.  Attitudes and behaviours filter down from leaders with reinforcement from policies and procedures.  Alongside any training, information and support, it’s important to create a culture that promotes growth and career development. When clients contact us, it’s often because of their engagement survey results. ...

Update 22/03/19: This is now closed We are growing and so are looking for two exceptional Facilitators/Trainers to support our leadership development and career management programmes on a freelance, part-time basis. Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd. is a globally operating, world-leading training provider.  Through leadership development and career management we unlock leadership potential so that empowered individuals and...

Leadership development and career management aren’t working. Well that's the conclusion of the Corporate Executive Board (CB) anyway.  In their paper, "The New Path Forward", they highlight the improvements needed for both organisations or employees.  They describe a chasm between what employees are looking for from their careers and the support they are getting from managers. ...

Well, what an exciting start to 2019!  Yesterday we learnt that our Career Conversations Programmes have been shortlisted for a Career Development Award in the category of Innovative and Impactful Employer Engagement Activity.  We're delighted! The Award is sponsored by the Careers and Enterprise Company.  The winner of the Award will be announced...

This is the third post in our series about entrepreneurial leadership.  In my last post, you discovered the 11 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Leaders.  In this post, you'll discover how to develop them and specifically, the role that mentoring can play. Learning Through Doing The reality is that anyone can develop the skills...

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