These are our explorer’s notes. Everything we’ve seen on our journey so far. From wonderful moments of discovery to not so wonderful mistakes and follies. We hope you learn as much from them as we did.

 

Exploring The MBA Experience

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in career development, careers | 0 comments

Exploring The MBA Experience

I have spent a good deal of time (interview, assessment & career development time) with MBAs from schools all over the world. Some of these MBAs completed their degree 5, 10, 20 years ago, and even longer. Others graduated more recently, while some were still studying when we talked. Albeit for their own reasons, all of the graduate MBAs I have spoken with agreed that their intensive period of study was career and life changing. Another thing this same group agreed upon (unanimously again) was that the MBA opened their eyes to everything...

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Unreachable Goals?

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in career development, careers | 0 comments

Unreachable Goals?

There’s a definite football/soccer slant to the following but this was also an opportunity too good to miss. Jumping straight in to the big, exciting question… Are there any unreachable goals? If Leicester City F.C. can win the English Premier League, what previously unreachable goal can you now set for yourself? Even for people with no interest in football - which admittedly is just twenty-two people spending 90 minutes of their lives trying to put a ball into a net - Leicester’s incredible, against-all-odds...

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The Importance of How

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in career development, careers | 0 comments

The Importance of How

Perhaps my favourite How story is this fable from Aesop… The North Wind and the Sun were arguing which was the stronger, when a traveller passed by in a heavy cloak. To settle the argument, they agreed that whoever succeeded in making the traveller take off his cloak would be considered the stronger. The North Wind blew as hard as it could but, the harder it blew, the closer the traveller drew his cloak around him. When the North Wind finally gave up, the Sun gently shone on the traveller, who almost immediately removed his cloak. Here is...

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Culture: A New Horizon of Learning & Growth For Your Career?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in career development, careers | 0 comments

Culture: A New Horizon of Learning & Growth For Your Career?

It is completely normal to talk about company culture but we are still a long way from appreciating the power and importance of culture when it comes to our careers. While it is great to observe companies engaging with and expressing cultural beliefs (because when this is done well and done right, it is impactful and meaningful) no single company, organisation or country has a monopoly on culture. Culture is for everyone to appreciate, to learn from and understand. The benefits of being fluent in any culture are numerous, so what can we (as...

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Be Nice to People

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in career development, careers | 0 comments

Be Nice to People

Be Nice. It won’t be the first time you heard this advice that’s for sure. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people talk about the importance of being nice to others, and how many different ways there are to say this. So, what I will share with you instead is a little story that stuck in my mind ever since the day it was told to me by the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. This CEO and I were in an interview and I’d just asked him a pretty standard question along the lines of, ‘What’s important to...

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The Magic Number

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in careers | 0 comments

The Magic Number

Explore Your Career, Is being brought to you today by the number 3 Below you’ll find 3 sets, Of 3 interesting career thoughts to explore * * * * The 3 Types of Job How much you can do How well you can do How happy can you make people The 3 Rules of Non-Performance A person doesn’t know what to do He or She cannot do what they have been asked to do He or She doesn’t want to do what they are being asked to do The 3 Stages of Every Career Experiencing (we’re along for the ride) Influencing (we have a say) Defining (we set...

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Work Backwards

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in careers, job search | 0 comments

Work Backwards

The thing that changes everything on a job search, Is when you get that email or call saying Yes, You’re Hired or See You Monday Morning. No doubt about it, ‘that call’ is a big thing. But where does a big thing like this come from? When you work backwards, it becomes possible to see an unbroken chain. An interconnected sequence of many little things, all leading us towards the main event. The reason we get ‘the call’, May be due to the last meeting we had just before it. A meeting that could only take place...

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Careers as a Career Choice

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in careers | 0 comments

Careers as a Career Choice

I like being a Careers Consultant because every conversation starts with me needing to think about what the other person wants, and carries on that way too. When you are motivated by someone else’s needs, whatever the situation, however a conversation develops, what this actually creates is two people aligning themselves around the same goal, even if the goal is unclear at first. The journey can be tough sometimes but having this shared objective gives us a better chance of working things out. When the going is tough – which can...

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Lightbulb Moments

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in careers | 0 comments

Lightbulb Moments

My most recent lightbulb moment happened this morning, so I thought I’d tell you about it. I talk to lots of people about their careers but I make a point of keeping a close eye on my own career too. I’ve always thought it would be crazy to spend all of my time asking other people what they want, and never to think about this for myself. [How would I ever know what other people were thinking or feeling if I shied away from the big career questions, or pretended they didn't affect me just because I work in careers?] Last week...

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Sweat

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in careers | 0 comments

Sweat

Sweat brings opportunity your way. When you’re willing to sweat, it doesn’t matter what the person next to you is doing. In fact, you can revel in their success, their good fortune and their achievements, Because you’re doing everything you can. On every career development journey, Sweat is much more than muscle & hard work. Sweat is the hard yards, the tough breaks, the big lessons, the huge adjustments, Along with the fortitude and flexibility to deal with it all. To sweat for your career is to know you are...

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