At any time during a career – whether you’re just starting out or you’re in the executive suite – one will inevitably receive feedback from peers or supervisors. Criticism can be difficult to graciously accept, but an imperative skill to … [Read more]

A Learning Attitude

A fundamental component in your development toolbox is the approach to and the ability to learn. This needs thought so that a personal plan can be developed (and acted upon). Some considerations include: • Theoretical learning – reading, … [Read more]

Personal Development

In a perfect world, the organisation you work for should be world class at developing people.  The world is not perfect.  Notwithstanding this, the lead stakeholder in your development plan is you – not your company.  No matter how good the … [Read more]

Work as a Contributor to a Satisfying Life

If you have warmed to the notion of “life and work” as opposed to work/life balance then there are a number of approaches to work that lead to a more satisfying life.  Simply put and not exhaustive -  Choose a career/role that you are … [Read more]

The Trouble With “Work-Life Balance”

At a recent forum I attended, the convener indicated that one of the most popular subjects discussed was work-life balance.  This crystalised some thoughts for me and I’ve started this blog to share some of them, along with many others that I’ve … [Read more]