Even those who’ve known the pleasure of purposeful work can lose that feeling. We may be burnt out from the acute stress of a demanding job or desensitised through the stress of living through the pandemic. We may have lost sight of the big picture. We may have lost our sense of purpose gradually, one
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
In my last blog post, ‘Want to future-proof your career? Adaptability is the number one power skill.’, I highlighted the importance of adaptability for career success. But how do you develop it? Adaptability is a natural skill. While we may naturally be prone to being adaptable (or not), it can be developed and mastered as
Charles Darwin’s words still very much ring true. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.” If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that the environment in which we now work is incredibly unpredictable; things change fast. So, employees
In my last blog post, ‘Career Development has changed. It’s time for a meaningful 21st century definition‘, I talked about how the world of work has changed. If ladders still exist, they are harder to climb. Here we explore other ways to take your career development journey. People still move upwards in a career. In
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
My last blog post was A Year in the Life of an Organisation’s Mentoring Programme. In that post, I introduced you to the Mentoring Programme that we are developing and implementing for a client. We are working with a worldwide organisation to implement a programme of mentoring to develop the careers of junior female scientific