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 achievement has been headline news. Have the...

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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 another one of my favourite How stories… During an...

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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 individuals) do in order to explore this new and...

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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 you?’. He answered that being nice to people was...

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The Career Explorer's Journal: Latest News

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in career development, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Career Explorer's Journal: Latest News

The new edition of The Career Explorer’s Journal is uploading as we speak. Within the next week or so, all your favourite online stores (iTunes, Amazon, kobo, nook, etc.) will have the new book on their virtual shelves, ready to download. As part of this launch, we wanted to share news of a first for you and for us too… everyone who owns an earlier copy of the book will receive a free upgrade to the 2013 edition. This means if you purchased any of our earlier editions, get in touch via our contact page and we’ll send you a 100%-off voucher for our publisher’s website....

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Coming Soon: The Career Explorer's Journal 2013

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in career development, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Coming Soon: The Career Explorer's Journal 2013

I’m delighted to announce the new edition of The Career Explorer’s Journal will soon be available to download. It’s exciting to think about what’s ahead but over the last few days I’ve also been looking back. So, if you’re interested in the short version of the journal’s own history of exploration and discovery, read on… I wrote the first edition of the book in 2009 and published it in 2010. If you’d asked me back then, the idea of writing new updates each year couldn’t have been further from my mind. Back then, after all those months of...

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