It’s Not Too Late to Reinvent Yourself – Even after 50!

Reinvent Yourself! How are you adapting, and approaching your next reinvention curve? People have to reinvent themselves to fit into the new context of work. After speaking with many Baby Boomers and X’ers who want to reinvent themselves but fear it’s too late, I’ve identified several key points for older workers who hope to make a transition. Understand you do have enough time. Some people think it’s not worth it…

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Three Questions to Enhance Your Career Progression

In most organisations, professionals who want to move up get lots of feedback. Did you hit your numbers? Make your budget? How did you perform in managing a major project? Many companies provide you with dubious, so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers and direct reports. And there is also, of course, your annual performance review. For managers seeking promotion, such feedback is of only marginal…

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Having a Mentor to help Realise your Potential

What is mentoring? Who is a mentor? Several experts have published their definitions over the years. Kathy Kram, well known author of multiple papers and books on mentoring and Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management, defines a mentor as “someone who may provide a host of career development and psychosocial functions, which may include role modelling and sponsoring.” These insights were published in her book Mentoring…

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The Best Tool to Plan and Manage Your Career –  A Career GPS!

When we plan our career we must get better at stretching ourselves, get a bit uncomfortable and take our minds to times and places not yet considered. No career mentoring or coaching is worthy unless the Client learns to visualise the long-term, not just the short-term. So often when we think about where we’re headed in our career, we think about the possible next step or next role (at most)….

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