In my blog post, Managing Upwards: How to make progress through influencing your supervisor, I introduced the subject of managing upwards. And I emphasised the importance of ‘Seek first to understand; then to be understood.’ In my last blog post, Managing Upwards: First you need to clearly understand your Manager, I shared some ideas on
In my last blog post, Managing Upwards: How to make progress through influencing your supervisor, I introduced the subject of managing upwards. And I emphasised the importance of ‘Seek first to understand; then to be understood.’ In this blog post, I thought I’d share some ideas seeking first to understand. Two important traits and attitudes
In my last blog post, Trust Matters – Why is it so important in the workplace?, I talked about why trust is so important in the workplace. But how do you generate trust so you can build those trusted relationships? In this post we look at strategies you can use to build your trustworthiness. Trust
We are very privileged to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with their Virtual Career Lab (VCL) series. The VCLs are more than webinars. They provide exercises, tools and guidance on a range of career development topics. A few weeks ago, I delivered one on the subject of “Trust Matters” so I thought I’d
Are you looking for more meaning in your work but not sure how to get there? We all need a sense of purpose in our lives. When we can’t find one, it can leave us flat and demotivated. The pandemic has prompted many to reflect on what is important to us and how we want
Career progression – redefining career development.
What does career progression mean to you? If you had to create an image to represent career progression, what would it be?
I asked that very question in a webinar for a client recently and I received the following answers:
In this article we explore the power of tools for mentoring. “You’re only as good as the tools you use” This saying has been around for many years and highlights the importance of using the correct tool for the job. It is as relevant for mentoring as it is for anything else. The Importance of
It’s been quite a year hasn’t it? But now, Spring is here, the sun has appeared and the UK is starting to come out of lockdown. There is an atmosphere of hope, and optimism. And Team AO is celebrating! 1 April 2021 is our 9th Birthday (and no, that’s not an April Fools spoof). So,
This blog post continues our series, A Year in the Life of an Organisation’s Mentoring Programme. Team AO are working with a worldwide organisation to implement a programme of mentoring to develop the careers of junior female scientific researchers. In this series of blog posts, I am sharing with you how we went about delivering the
It feels like we are already deep into 2021, but we always enjoy looking back and reviewing the popular blogs of previous years. Although for many 2020 might not be a year we look back on with fondness, it certainly was a catalyst for rapid change, as businesses and individuals re-evaluated what was important. This