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Posts by Steve S

How to Gain Respect at Work

We all want to be liked, yes. But perhaps more importantly in the workplace, we all want to be respected. How do you gain respect at work?

Respect is so important when it comes to your career development. It comes into play when management are considering your ideas, when they are selecting people to participate in projects, and—yes—when they are thinking about who is getting promotions or raises. But when these critical career junctions occur, are you the person in the frame?

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How Much Self-Discipline Do You Have at Work?

Self-Discipline at Work is a 21st Century Tool You Need to Master

We live in a time where self-discipline at work is increasingly hard to maintain. So much exists to distract us that never existed 10 or 15 years ago. It is arguable that social media is the single biggest drain on productivity in the workplace. Back in 2013, when social media usage was in its infancy, HuffPost reported that social media usage was costing US companies alone $650bn a year.

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How to Make a Good Impression in Your New Job

2019, Workplace Culture

The first few days at your new job can make a big difference for your workplace reputation down the line. Before you start spending your first pay cheque in your head, give some serious though on how to make a good impression.

So, the anticipation of starting your new job is over. Your interview did the trick, you aced the interview, you’ve met with your new boss and are settled in to your new workstation – but you feel like a fish out of water.

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Management Style

Is Your Management Style Inspiring or Off-Putting?

Whether you are a manager now, aspire to be, or work under or over one, you will have an opinion about management style. With a management position comes increased salary, title change and responsibility. And that last part that will be the measure by which a manager’s success or failure in their position will hinge. How a manager chooses to manage – their management style or lack of it – will not only define them but have a profound effect on those they control.

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How to Quit Your Job

How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

When you quit your job, it is important to resign as gracefully and professionally as possible. It’s also important to be doing it for the right reasons. While a lot of people will claim they’re unhappy with their current position, there is a difference between hating your job and wanting to quit. It’s important to recognise that there are good reasons and bad reasons to quit your job.

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Quit your job

Should You Quit Your Job Before Finding a New One?

When You Are Ready to Quit Your Job Without a Parachute

We have all been there. The moment when job stress, office politics, lousy management, lack of promotion, overwork, and boredom all gets too much. The perceived wisdom is that you should never quit your job until you have something definite to move on to. The advice is that no matter how much you need to resign – stick it out until you have something in the bag.

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Mistakes at Work

How to Learn from Mistakes at Work

Mistakes at Work Happen – It Is How You React that Counts

It is OK to make mistakes. From James Joyce, who called mistakes “the portals of discovery”, to Mahatma Gandhi, who said freedom was not worth having if it did not include the freedom to make mistakes, successful people the world over agree blunders can be a good thing.

“Well, that’s easy for them to say”, you might think. Once you have revolutionised the Western novel or liberated the Indian subcontinent, you can make mistakes all day long if you like. But if you are at the bottom of the career ladder with everything to play for, things look rather different. Making mistakes at work can be acutely embarrassing. Such failures can bring severe consequences. Learning from them quickly can save you future pain.

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Selling your Resume with Sales and Marketing Techniques

Your Resume Your Personal Sales and Marketing Tool

You may have heard the term ‘sales and marketing’ used to describe how a company promotes itself to its desired audience. However, sales and marketing are not simply for the business world. Creating a clear value proposition for yourself can help you to better market yourself to employers. Your personal value proposition needs proper sales and marketing to highlight your worth to a potential employer.

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