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by on 21 September, 2021
A Guide to Stress Management … through the eyes of a Young Professional Ah, stress! It’s a natural feeling, yet most people seek to avoid it.    Stress can play an essential role in encouraging motivation within professionals, but many people are so consumed with the dampening aspects associated with it, that they struggle to see past the negatives.  When starting out as a young professional, new to the workforce or to a role, stress management strategies will become your new best fr...
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by on 7 September, 2021
  How do you introduce yourself for maximum impact when networking? What are the traits of a great connector? Why are some people so confident at networking and others look like they'd soon not be there? This article will give you tips, techniques and information to become more confident at network, and actually enjoy it!     Just the sheer term ‘networking’ makes many people shiver in their ‘heels’. The thought of walking into a room of strangers can bring on a panic attack for many...
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by on 30 August, 2021
  The Secret to Professional Success : MANAGING UP   Do you wonder why some people have meteoric careers & others not? Well, we are going to share with you some management secrets. It’s common to hear managers talking about managing their team or employees, in fact, hours of training is spent on this to ensure you become a great manager. In contrast, it’s rare to hear people talk about ‘managing their boss’.  In management terms, it’s referred to as Managing Down (your team or s...
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by on 27 July, 2021
When you woke up this morning, did you jump out of bed eager and grateful to experience another day of life? Or did you wake up with a sense of dread when you realised that it is still was not the weekend yet? This feeling, by the way, is more commonplace than you first might think. The vast majority of us find it hard to be present in our everyday life. We tend to live in the past in regret, sorrow or reliving the joy we once had. When not ruminating on the past, we are all too frequently fo...
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by on 3 September, 2020
Respect and trust are powerful within a relationship and an organisation to achieve success. The more respect and trust between individuals and within teams the more motivation, engagement and productivity a team and organisation can achieve.   What about when individuals have differing views of organisational values?   As a leader how do you get your team on the same page about organisational values?   How do you value the differences in opinion, belief and understanding?  ...
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by on 31 August, 2020
Values - Based Leadership is usually associated with organisational leadership practice; what about as an individual leadership practice.   Values are filters in your life, they are what you hold important to you, they influence your decision making, your actions and how you go about life.   They are your inner guidance!   As an individual leader your values will play a part in how you operate as a leader individually as well as in an organisation and it is valuable to understa...
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by on 2 July, 2020
  Speak on it. Talk before resentment steps in. I tell all of my clients that. So many turn to silence when their significant other has done something wrong, or having done something that upsets them. Ahh....silence. The preferred method to miscommunicate our feelings. While I am a huge proponent of practicing the pause, the pause should not be a complete stand still. Let's explore.  When we're feeling rushed, troubled or misunderstood, it is good to take the necessary time to collect ...
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by on 1 June, 2020
In all the relationships that I have witnessed crumble, dissolve or implode, there is at least one common thread: There was not at least one partner in the relationship that took a stand for how the connection FEELS. In all intimate relationships, there is a dance that goes on—finding balance between the needs of the two individuals within the relationship, and the relationship with its own set of needs. Naturally, the two individuals within the relationship will have their own separat...
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by on 21 May, 2020
  Positive social relationships are linked to greater psychological and physical well-being. So social relationships matter when it comes to your level of resilience, in part because talking can help us feel less stress when we are under pressure. Feeling connected with others also combats loneliness and isolation by helping us to feel accepted. Even casual conversations feed into our sense of self and have a beneficial impact on wellbeing. Positive social connections are a significant...
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by on 25 October, 2017
If you take the time to study humanity, you will discover that all human behaviour is driven by fear or faith. Fear and faith are the driving forces behind our beliefs, our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours and therefore our results! Fear stems from insecurity, faith stems from security... Fear is about self-preservation.It causes us to hold ourselves back and therefore, limits us from realizing and fulfilling our unique potential in life. Living from a place of fear produces bondage! Faith...
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by on 2 October, 2017
Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know,it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave - John Ruskin When it comes to achieving results, most people already know what they need to do to get the results they want, they just don't do it... Some common examples are:-We know what we need to do to lose weight but we don't exercise and we succumb to eating things we know we shouldn't eat...-We know what we need to do to save money but we keep spending it...-We know what w...
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by on 27 June, 2017
Using branded headshots and professional photographs is vital to attract the right type of clients to your business, so how to do you ensure that you are conveying the right messages that you are an authentic leader? For me, your brand image includes the essential photos that you use to portray yourself on your website, business cards and any other social media or networking platform to gain the attention of your ideal client. Here are a few tips on the right type of branding image to use online...
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