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career paths

12
Apr

5 Great Questions to Ask Yourself If You Hit a Career Ceiling

Career ceilings happen; there are only so many seats at the top table. But, if you feel you have hit a career ceiling where you work, it’s important to firstly ask yourself, could I have done any more here? I would caution before you assume and blame others or the organisation. Start with holding the…
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1
Jun

Watch this Space!

Career Transitions Require Time Following a telephone conversation with a panicked Senior Executive this week, I felt compelled to share his story with those who may be in the same situation now or at some point in the future. The Senior Executive recently left his former employer and was due to start an Executive Outplacement…
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6
Apr

AP McCoy & The Missing Piece

Hearing that the Aintree Grand National takes place this weekend, I was reminded of this piece which I wrote a little over two years ago.  At the time I had just finished a 3000 piece jigsaw and it was the same week AP McCoy retired from racing. It seems appropriate to share this article again…
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7
Feb

Why Women are Finding a New Career Gear

Could the best time for women’s careers be in their 50’s? Fiona, an NHS psychologist of 30 years professional experience and mother of three, was surprised to apply for her first management role at the age of 50 – and get it.  She had worked part-time while her children were growing up, so she was…
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12
Oct

Career Success Shouldn’t Be A Pyramid Scheme

I am always struck by how many people think that career success is all about promotion – getting to the next level and an increase in salary. The expectation is to follow the hero’s journey Hollywood style; by getting the next promotion all of our problems will be sorted and we will live happily ever…
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30
Jun

Career Framework Mapping – the Do’s & Don’ts

Managing the growing career aspirations of a diverse workforce is proving to be a big challenge for HR Departments. In response, many organisations are introducing new career frameworks. The purpose of a career framework is to show employees where they sit in the overall organisation, what job family they belong to and what competencies are required…
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18
May

Corporate Career Handcuffs – Are you trapped?

A consistent feature showing up in our coaching practice is that more and more people in the corporate world feel trapped. They have worked really hard and made significant personal sacrifices to achieve their current Senior Level positions but increasingly they feel trapped. It’s like a bell curve in career satisfaction peaks in their forties…
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