Who inspires you?

  I have been talking about leadership and role models to a number of business and student groups recently. Who inspires us today to choose our careers, develop our skills, aspire to the board, or set up a business on our own? What I have found is, if you ask a group of students, invariably […]

Hardship at work

  Are you having a hard day? Stressed, fed up, under appreciated, picked on, bullied, harassed, under paid, under valued, ill trained, lacking promotion prospects, having to work with someone you detest, irritated by your boss, got a smaller bonus than you wanted, hate the fact that you don’t have a company iPhone, perhaps no […]

Networking and relationship building skills

Is career progression about who you know? A recent survey of workers from 1500 firms across five continents, found that the number one hindrance in a person’s career is a poor relationship with superiors. So should we conclude that career progression is not about intelligence, experience, skills, potential, technical know how, charisma, sales technique or […]