|Posted by [email protected] on June 5, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
As my oldest daughter is about to embark on her first opportunity at work experience (and possibly employment), I thought it prudent to share some sage advice with her.
Thinking back to my days at school, I recall going to do work experience at a veterinarian office for two weeks at the tender age of 15. At the end of each day, I came home smelling like a delight of fur, antisepti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on May 29, 2017 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Every week people leave conferences, training sessions, read books and attend webinars with some substance of ideation that what they have learned could help them in some way. Become more productive, a better leader, adapt a new skill set or learn about a new product.
This past week, thousands of people left the Association of Talent Development (ATD) conference with these thoughts, myself included. Sometimes the thoughts include content that was learned that could be applied or develo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
When is silence good and when is silence bad? Silence holds the key to many things. It can help us connect with our self, calm our ego, make someone feel heard and therefore build a relationship. It can also result in rules being broken, a loss of accountability and dangerous situations.
With these thought in mind we can quickly see that the art of the appropriate use of sil...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 3, 2016 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
The greatest gift that we can give I used to think was time. Time is an expendable resource - once spent - you can't get it back. It is easy to take time for granted - as tomorrow is another day, I can do it later... Not right now .... Then before you know it your assignment is due in, that report is due tomorrow, your fitness is nonexistent and your kids have left home.
You may ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on September 23, 2015 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Stress, sadly has become a daily part of our lives. Stress largely revolves around our belief that we need to perform - in our work, at home or with our friends. Our constant of being switched 'on' is compounding this as we don't take the time to restore or rejuvenate ourselves.
Stress is a real feeling and is also becoming part of our 'norm'. Perhaps you no longer know what it feels...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2015 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Often in life, we wish people luck. What does it really mean? How much is luck about superstition and what really is to chance?
My daughter seems to know what she wants, very clearly, and strangely things seem to happen for her. Is this just luck? We can look at things as having a lucky break but luck really is a lot about knowing what you want and what to go for.
If I look b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
The benefits to virtual working are many for both the organization and worker alike. Many businesses are slow to adapt. As Gen Yers and beyond enter the workforce, the demand for virtual working will increase. Many of these people have already used the virtual space to obtain their college degrees and learnt some skills and discipline in how to manage themselves in this environment.
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|Posted by [email protected] on August 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Time pressure is now our biggest challenge, leading many of us to feel a sense of overwhelm. Time is our most precious resource yet we often use it poorly.
With the digital age, we can cram even more into our time than ever before and .... not switch off. We can also lose a huge amount of time to time robbers in the form of distractions.
External distractions can ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Sitting has been classified as the new smoking. The average office worker sits for 10 hours per day between work and home life.
Prolonged sitting for 6 hours or more per day has been likened to smoking the equivalent of 1 and 1/4 packets of cigarettes. Don't think that if you are a healthy weight that this is not true for you! Also don't think that if you spent an hour at the gym before or after work that this isn't true f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
It is estimated that by the year 2020, half of the total workforce will be virtual workers. Already those that work at a face to face level still spend time working virtually due to the accessibility that comes with mobile devices.
The good news is that many workers are more productive when they work virtually. There is more productive time available as the commute is no longer part of the daily grind....Read Full Post »