Tag Archives: Personal development

How to manage an extrovert

I sat in on an interview conducted by an extrovert. In all the time he was talking, there wasn’t a single question directed at the candidate! She had a winning smile to be fair, and doubtless an impeccable CV, but … Continue reading

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It’s all about exams

If you’ve just had results you could be forgiven for thinking it was. And of course exams are important. But is there more to life than your A level grades? What happens if you don’t have any? Will you make … Continue reading

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I don’t care!

Generally means “I do care”! Telling ourselves, telling the people around us, telling the people we lead “I don’t care” is pretty common. Particularly in the “pushy” type of leader. But is “not caring” a necessary characteristic for the modern successful … Continue reading

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Miss Ellie miss-fires

In BBC’s Apprentice Episode 5 there are some serious sackings going on! After about 30 seconds we knew that Vince wasn’t going to make it through. Chosen as project manager by Lord Sugar, Vince had to invent some dog food with the … Continue reading

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It’s great at the top isn’t it?

Of course we all want to be promoted, don’t we? The aspiration of every young trainee is to better herself, to climb up the greasy pole, to get to the top. Of course it is. But what happens when we … Continue reading

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Posted in Family life, Getting to the top, Lonely at the top, Personal development, Reluctant leader | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

What happens when you “lose it”?

“Throwing your toys out of the pram” happens to most of us a some point. But if you are a high-profile figure, or have significant influence over the lives of others, for example a teacher or politician, then the consequences … Continue reading

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Posted in Broken relationships in business, Bullying in leaders, Bullying in the work place, Conflict, Denial, Family life, How old are you?, Leadership problems, Losing it, Personal development, Prickly Zone, The power of emotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How important is status?

Matt Cardle dramatically increased his status in many eyes last Sunday. He went from ignominy to X Factor champion in just a few weeks. You could say his status went up rather! With 19.4 millon people watching him, he was voted … Continue reading

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Posted in Finding success in business, Identity, Personal development, Status, Success, X Factor confidence | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment