Second Chance for a First Impression

Second Chance for a First Impression

I’ve always been led to believe you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Sounds obvious enough and in most cases it’s probably one hundred percent true most of the time. But then again, I’ve also learned over time that although you cannot go back and...
Bust Your Slump

Bust Your Slump

Okay so not everyone who reads this is in a career slump, but I bet you’ll recognise some of the symptoms of a career slump, even if they are only very temporary. The trick is to notice them quickly and of course to work out why they exist and how to get rid of them....
Using Your Strengths

Using Your Strengths

A few years ago, I addressed a group of people on the question of Emotional Maturity, and when it came down to it, we agreed that it could be defined as ability to be aware and take appropriate actions based on that awareness. It’s something I’ve tried to do ever...

What does Being Job Fit Mean?

I’ve often been involved in conversation where people have spoken about ” job fit.” Some use it to simply refer to it as the match of a person to the job in terms of skills required. Literally, does the person fit the job? Others however, look at it...

Mary Poppins: My Favourite Management Guru

I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn a bit about life that you take another look at the very classic movie, Mary Poppins. When Burt sings out to Mary Poppins that “I does what I likes and I likes what I do” It really got me thinking. Why do we get...

My New IOL Column – Can you love your job?

There are a couple things about February that I really enjoy. For starters, the weather is normally very pleasant and the hangover of the holidays starts to clear up. It’s also a month in which about three quarters of my family are having birthdays, leaving most of us...