5 tips for being a charming conversationalist

5 tips for being a charming conversationalist

Some of you may have already read my post about the agony an introvert feels when faced with the inevitable networking drinks event. Since then I have thought more about what noticeable behaviours I have seen in others that make them charismatic and pleasant to...
Establishing your own personal board

Establishing your own personal board

I have been reflecting recently on the article I wrote on Developing Your Own Personal Strategic Plan in relation to having a framework for your career, and it occurred to me, I had missed a crucial element. It should go without saying that part of having a career...
Investing in your career, Warren Buffett-style

Investing in your career, Warren Buffett-style

I recently watched a documentary about Warren Buffett. It was a really insightful story that illustrated the key themes that underpin how Mr Buffett came to be the Oracle of Omaha. You don’t need to be a finance or investment professional to appreciate and understand...
Developing your own personal strategic plan

Developing your own personal strategic plan

In my earlier article on My First Bad Working Experience I mentioned the performance review period that many of us go through in some form every year in our workplaces. With that cycle generally finishing up and over for most, now is a time for future focussed...
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

I was asked this question recently and I had to think long and hard to really understand what I genuinely see as success. On first reaction to a question like that people might think of tangible things, like that promotion they recently received. Or forms of material...
My first bad working experience

My first bad working experience

It’s that time of year when the financial year has come to an end and you’ve either just had or about to go into your performance review discussions with your manager. And depending on your organisation, you probably also have to go into a system and punch in details...