We are living in unprecedented times. With COVID-19 impacting countries around the world, people everywhere are shifting to work from home and sometimes stay in isolation.  They have children at home too, family members to worry about, food to buy, and the need to feel healthy and connected.  While I am...

It feels like we are already deep into 2020, but we always enjoy looking back and reviewing the popular blogs of previous years. Like 2018, last year was again focused on mentoring and career conversations, with just over half of the posts sitting in the top 10 year in, year out. We’re also delighted to see...

In my last blog post, I talked about the power of storytelling in mentoring and career conversations. So, today I thought I’d share some thoughts on how to craft compelling career stories. Some people are great natural storytellers. They mentally recall their experiences and have no trouble relaying them as interesting stories. For...

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...

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. ...

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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