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Bored At Work? Sometimes You Just Can’t Hide It

The YouTube video of the pirouetting guardsman at Buckingham Palace is a perfect example of someone bored in their job. So what should happen?  While the most obvious answer would be to sack them there are other options: 1. Talk AND Listen To Them In my years in HR, it was never the case that people did something without some form of reason.  Finding out what is motivating people to b...
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A Quick Reminder About Setting Goals

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live" Greg Anderson Whilst we're often all too clear what our work wants of us and from us and, we don't necessarily make time to consider what we want from our work.  Grab a pen a paper and write down one thing you want to accomplish this week, something ...
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Are you alone in your Career?

"It's not the plan that is important, it's the planning.” Graeme Edwards Making your way in your career is seldom a solo experience,  It often takes the help of from a mentor, sponsors or a coach.  Who have you selected to guide you through your own career journey?  What do you feel they can help you most with  - networking, acting as a role model, or giving you pointers on the best way to move t...
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Do you have a ‘lucky’ mindset?

A few years ago when I was getting started in career coaching, I took a part-time job in an HR department in an NHS Trust on the edge of London.  I was really keen to be out there coaching and the part-time job seemed to be a barrier to this. Yes, I was grateful because it was giving much-needed money to feed and clothe myself, it was just that it wasn't coaching. My seat was right next to the fa...
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How To Change Career Without Quitting Your Job – Day 10

  Today's Tip Yesterday we talked about being able to stop when our work seems to be about to overwhelm us, taking the time to reflect on whether we are working at an optimum.  Today I'd like to look at the flipside of this, being underemployed. Step 1 - Make a list of your key work-related skills, talents  and, abilities Step 2 - List the key skills, talents, and abilities of you...
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How To Improve Your Career Without Leaving Your Company

Some tips on this site have been aimed at restoring your energy and enthusiasm for your career and your job. It can feel like you're trapped in your current role with the only option being to quit - with or without a new job to go to.  But wait, you do have other options: Seek out an internal promotion - if you are happy with the company but need more of a stretch in your job, going for an inte...
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