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Creating and Achieving Your Personal Development Plan

A personal development plan helps you to grow and achieve.  So why do so few people take the time to create one?  Two potential reasons are: • Lack of know how • Fear of limiting themselves 5 key steps in creating a personal development plan 1. Do a personal stock-take of your strengths and development needs.  As well […]

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5 Reasons Why Coaching and Mentoring Is So Effective For Developing People

The Insights Series from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants identified coaching and mentoring as one of the most effective development methods.  So what is it about coaching and mentoring that makes it such a powerful development method?  Here are my 5 top reasons. 1. Ongoing Many traditional approaches to development are one chance events.  If […]

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Career: Being Prepared For Job Interviews

If you are to have any chance of standing out at job interviews you need to be prepared.  As a minimum make sure that you: Do some background research into the organisation you are being interviewed by. Understand the key challenges facing the organisation or the industry in which it operates. Have two or three […]

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Career: 3 Simple Ways To Discover Your Strengths

In any job interview there are two questions that are almost certain to be asked: What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses or areas you need to develop? So how can you discover your strengths and development needs? Self assess or reflect personally on your strengths and development needs based on your performance to […]

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Career: What do you want and why?

If you are reading this blog, I am guessing that you are probably someone who wants to achieve success as a manager or leader and have a successful career.  When it comes to our career and setting goals , very few have a clear idea of what they want and why they want it. Think about […]

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Career Goal: Do You Have One?

Many people want to achieve success in their careers.  Far fewer have a clear overall goal for their career.  Having an overall career goal is about knowing just how far you want to climb the career ladder.  Maybe middle management is as far as you want to go.  Others might aspire to be a Director […]

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5 Things You Must Demonstrate In Job Interviews

Selection interviews are still the most common way of appointing new staff.  If you are the candidate, your objective is to persuade those hiring that you are the best person for the job.   Having been interviewed many times myself and interviewed loads of applicants and helped clients do better in job interviews, I believe that there […]

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