"How's your organisation doing with regard to gender equality? Do you have many women at senior levels?” This line will be familiar to professionals in HR. It's a focus for many who have recognised that gender inequality in the workplace costs companies. It impacts financial performance, idea innovation, market share, team...

A common question we get asked in our Mentoring Matters and Career Conversations Workshops is “How do I provide insight without direction? I want to help.  I know they're coming to me for advice.  But I don't want to tell them what to do?” And quite right too. This Huffington Post article...

Are you looking for career development questions to ask employees and develop your best people?  If so, you're not alone.  The most frequently asked questions in our Confident Career Conversations Workshops relate to tools.  Questions like: “What effective tools could I use in my career conversations?” “Are there any particular tools you...

Recently, a client asked for my help with training their managers to have a career development discussion. They wanted employees to take charge of their own career management but managers lacked skills and experience. The managers were nervous of initiating a career development discussion because: They felt they didn't have enough...

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