Are You a Guest or a Host?

Mar 23, 2012 by

Why isn’t networking working for you? Been told that 80% of jobs are filled through networking but it’s just not working for...

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Afraid to Admit You’ve B...

Jan 20, 2012 by

Remember the Full Monty? I can’t believe it’s almost 15 years since the film was made but, even now, many of its...

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The Magic of Christmas

Dec 23, 2011 by

A morning well spent… Christmas remains a wonderful time of the year even in these gloomy economic times… One of my fondest...

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Listening: 7 Quick Tips to Get...

Dec 1, 2011 by

#1 Listening and hearing – know the difference! One of the most effective ways to influence people is to listen to them. Sounds...

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Is Pretending to Listen Costin...

Nov 25, 2011 by

Have you ever been accused of listening too much? His thoughts were slow, His words were few, and never formed to glisten. But he was...

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Is Your Explanatory Style Hind...

Nov 18, 2011 by

How do you raise the odds of interview success?  In my last blog we explored the effects of an optimistic or pessimistic explanatory...

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Is Your Explanatory Style Hind...

Nov 11, 2011 by

Introducing Shawn Achor… Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he...

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7 Tips to Make Storytelling Wo...

Oct 14, 2011 by

Lessons from Afghanistan… Recently, while on a short break in Portugal, I finally managed to read ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by...

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Can an Attitude of Gratitude H...

Sep 21, 2011 by

Happiness and success: chicken or the egg? Losing your job is no fun. You may still have a mortgage, credit cards that need paying,...

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How One Job-Hunter Shared Her ...

Sep 7, 2011 by

This blog follows on from ‘How One Job-Hunter Shared Her Story to Get Help’.   Beating yourself up destroys confidence...

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