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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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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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strong leadership

Six Painful Mistakes that Stop You Developing Strong Leadership

There’s something reassuring about knowing you’re not alone in dealing with the challenge of developing strong leadership – especially if others’ experiences help you find solutions to your own problems. That’s why we’re so fascinated by what’s going on in other companies.  And it’s why we turn to magazines, conferences and mentors to learn from

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leadership in business

Leadership in business: Where are you on the journey?

Growth is a good thing. Right? After all, if a business doesn’t grow, it is likely to disappear in the end. All businesses start work each day with the goal of growing toward a better, and more profitable, tomorrow. But, there are tons of challenges that come with growth, and leaders have to be ready

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Reviews of Grow Your Geeks – Find Out What Others Say

We’re now only a few weeks away from the launch of Grow Your Geeks.  A number of people have kindly read the book prior to publication.  And it’s already received some great reviews. Pre-Publication Reviews of Grow Your Geeks A ‘must read’ for Senior Leaders and HR partners alike, in fast growing high-tech environments “Clear,

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Grow Your Geeks – A Sneak Preview

I’ve been delighted at the enthusiasm for Grow Your Geeks.  I’ve had a lot of people say how much they’re looking forward to reading it so I thought I’d share a sneak preview. Here is an excerpt from the book: The High-tech Sector in the UK has grown by the equivalent of one new business

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I’ve written a book, Grow Your Geeks

I’ve been rather quiet on my blog lately.  It’s because I’ve been writing my first book, “Grow Your Geeks – A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations”. The book will be published by Rethink Press and is due for release in April 2017.  I’m really excited about it! Here are the most common questions

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What the Great North Run Can Teach Tech Sector Leaders

There was glorious weather in the North-East yesterday to herald the start of the 35th Great North Run. Reports say that around 41,000 runners tackled the 13.1-mile course between Newcastle and South Shields in what is the world’s largest half-marathon. I was very happy to finish in 1:59:23 and to raise money for The PSP Association,

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Mentoring Guide

How to Mentor for Success the Strictly Come Dancing Way

A mentoring guide. Based on a television show? How’s this going to work then? Well, last week saw the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016. There were glitter balls, there were sequins, there was Claudia Winkleman’s fringe. And there were lots of nerves and probably even a few tears. It was a glorious opening show, full

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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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