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Ted Lasso actor

What Ted Lasso Can Teach Us About Leadership and Career Development

There’s a powerful allure in leadership and career development quotes that resonates with almost everyone. Whether succinctly capturing profound truths, evoking deep emotions, or simply providing a chuckle on a rough day, quotes have a unique ability to distil life’s complexities into digestible nuggets of wisdom. They become beacons of guidance, reflections of society, and

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career development quotes

Career Development Quotes | 38 Ways to Feel Inspired

Career development. Not the most poetic of subjects, but most definitely an inspiring one. And one that has given rise to me curating this article, built around great and thought-provoking career development quotes Quotes condense learning and experience into memorable bite-sized sentences. By themselves, they’re nothing. But add their context, and they’re reminders for what you

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UK Career Development Awards 2019 - Shortlisted

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!

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 at the UKCDA ceremony,

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Personal brand

How to Clarify Your Personal Brand

Companies have brands. Products have brands.  Over the past few years, the concept of ‘personal branding’ has gained momentum. It has become something of a buzzword for modern professionals.But for whatever reason, many aren’t comfortable with developing their personal brand, and may find it ‘salesy’ or even disingenuous. Personal branding isn’t as intense as it sounds. Jeff

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good career development questions

Developing Employees: Good Career Development Questions to Ask

Career development discussions are just that – developmental.  They are a way to build on progress so far and continue a person’s career growth.  Even though they are positive conversations by nature, they are not without their challenges.  So what are some good career development questions to ask? Good Career Development Questions for Challenging Situations

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It's Good to Talk

Women in Leadership Discover It’s Good to Talk!

It’s Good to Talk!  That was my message to the audience in Berlin a few weeks ago. At the end of last month, I had the honour of being invited to speak at the Women in Leadership Global Summit.  The event brought together senior women from a wide range of organisations to explore opportunities for

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career development strategies

Career development strategies. Are yours up to date?

CCS (or Career Counselling Services to give them their full title) is the organisation I did my career coach training with many, many, years ago.  Twice a year alumni who have trained with CCS come together to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences as part of our continuous professional development. We were also lucky enough to

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Leadership and management

Leadership and Management: A Success Story of How to Progress

One of our clients is a growing global organisation that needed to grow its leadership and management teams. They asked us to work with one of the senior people in the organisation, an account manager called Paul. The board at Paul’s organisation didn’t feel he was ready to direct the whole function at a strategic

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The role of mentoring in career development

The Role of Mentoring in Career Development [Slideshare]

Mentoring is one of the top strategies for career development and advancement within an organisation.  It is also a critical support for people making career changes and transitions. Career Coaches are often called upon to recommend mentoring, and to know about the information clients need to find a suitable mentor, as well as how to

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employee career aspirations

The Best Resource for Retaining and Developing Talent

Employee career aspirations are an important consideration for talent management.  As this great quote says: “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 There are few organisations who would argue with the need for retaining and developing talent. 

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