When should you create a personal board?

It’s never too soon in your career to create a personal board – so now’s a good time to start. That’s assuming you haven’t already got some personal board ‘directors’ in your network that you may be overlooking. But first: what IS a ‘personal board’? A personal board comes in very handy for your development… Read more

Halloween and horrible bosses

Halloween night is just a few days away (tho’ you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a longer event thanks to the 4-week promotion-fest that now seems to precede it). And that got me thinking about horror stories I’ve heard about bosses. If you need a recap of horrible bosses in movies – who’s your favourite? –… Read more

10 Tips to manage stakeholders

For many of us stakeholder management is a fact of contemporary working life – we’re usually dealing with different people or groups, with differing interests, in the process of getting stuff done. (I should say upfront that I’m not a global-sized engineering projects guru; if that’s what you seek The Association for Project Management is… Read more

Mental health at work: 7 resources

  World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October every year, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH). 2017 marks the 25th anniversary. This year the focus is on mental health in the workplace, with events taking place globally. WFMH produces a themed report each year; for 2017 they’ve got an impressive… Read more

7 steps to better delegation

1. Choose carefully Yes, it’s very tempting to delegate that task you’ve always hated (as in “it’s a s*%t job but I had to do it” – how motivating does that sound?) But it may be inappropriate to delegate it, wholly or in part. If you’re unsure what to delegate, you can try different approaches… Read more