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Are Social Media Faux Pas Sabotaging Your Career Prospects

Are Social Media Faux Pas Sabotaging Your Career Prospects

It’s no secret that social media networking has become a primary tool for career trailblazing, and if you’re planning a career move or looking for progression, you’re probably well aware of the need to network, both in the physical and online sense. Of course physical networking has its limitations, whereas networking through social media offers unlimited scope for making new connections and showcasing your talents. At the...

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Revealed: The Best First Steps to Improve Your Business

Revealed: The Best First Steps to Improve Your Business

If you’re the proud leader of a fledgling enterprise, there will doubtless come a time when you want to improve your business. In case you’re already reaching that point and wondering where to start, I’d like to share some tips that will help you take the first steps, with an emphasis on planning—probably the most influential factor in business improvement. Over the many years that I’ve been involved in founding,...

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3 Simple Tips for Efficient Decision-making

3 Simple Tips for Efficient Decision-making

Decision-making has been a necessary part of my role for many years, both in running my own businesses and in my consulting work, where I’ve helped many other leaders to make important decisions about their own businesses. Does that make me a good decision-maker? I’d like to think so, but I’m also aware that there is always room for improvement. Have I ever struggled with decision-making, made a bad one, or procrastinated in...

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Walk Your Way to Fitness and Professional Success

Walk Your Way to Fitness and Professional Success

As you may be aware, Rob O’Byrne recently returned from his second walking odyssey along the Spanish Camino de Santiago. Now that’s a long walk and regardless of what Rob would have you believe, it’s my bet that he spent at least some of that time in work mode … even if imperceptibly so. Why do I say this? Well, as Rob rightly points out, a good walk is a great way to take time out, but it’s also a great physical...

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Oops, I did it again!

That could be a song title couldn’t it? Well, what I actually ‘did again’ was to take time out.  ‘Proper’ time out. I think this is really important at all levels in your career but it becomes harder and probably more important the older and more senior you get. It’s all too easy to take on the problems of the World and forget to make time for yourself, to recharge your batteries and think about the future. ...

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Working With External Consultants: A Tip for Internal Employees

Working With External Consultants: A Tip for Internal Employees

If you’ve ever worked for a company that’s brought in external consultants to solve a business problem, or if you’ve ever done any reading about consulting as an occupation, you might be aware that consultants tend to get a bit of a bad rap, particularly among internal employees. Oftentimes that’s because staff feel threatened and simply aren’t aware of what drives consultants to do what they do. It’s a commonly held misconception that external...

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