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In his 2000 debut The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, author Malcolm Gladwell identifies three very special types of people who make the world of business networks go round.
Take our quiz to understand which you are most like, or on your way to being, so that you can play to your natural strengths as you build your networks, knowing what it is you bring to the room.
After every answer you’ll find an initial – keep a tally as you go.
We all have them – habits that we know will hold us back if we don’t get a handle and yet we never quite get around to breaking. If willpower and traditional goal planning methods aren’t getting you the results you crave, let science guide you through a less conventional path to a healthier you.
You know you’re stressed – you’re tossing and turning in the early hours, snapping at your colleagues and struggling to let go of work problems during your precious days off.
But you can’t quite pinpoint what’s going on. Why here? Why now? Sound familiar?
Stress is a complicated condition; one whose symptoms can manifest in your body and mind long after the causal event.
And yet understanding the root cause of your anxiety is key to addressing your dip in wellbeing. So where do you start? And how do you fix the problem?
If your last project didn’t turn out quite how you’d hoped, you might be asking yourself how you’ll do things differently next time. The good news is that fixing problems needn’t require a total overhaul of your management style – a few tweaks here and there can make a big impact.
In his book, The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business, investigative reporter Charles Duhigg found that many business leaders are almost obsessive when it comes to their morning routines, such is their reliance on a strict schedule to guarantee a successful day ahead.
You know that if you don’t get a good night’s sleep, your work suffers the next day – the benefits of those eight hours of slumber are well documented. But what about rest – that subjective activity that few feel they get enough of? What role does that play in your productivity, your brainpower, and your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing? The answers aren’t as straightforward as you might think.
In 2014, Katrina Roberts was nominated in the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. Despite being “astonished” to be put forward by her colleagues at American Express in the UK, she went on to win in the coveted Leader of the Year category – in recognition of her efforts to inspire and motivate her teams and encourage and support more women into and upwards through the male-dominated technology sector.
You know you’re stressed – you’re tossing and turning in the early hours, snapping at your colleagues and struggling to let go of work problems during your precious days off. But you can’t quite pinpoint what’s going on. Why here? Why now? Sound familiar?
Stress is a complicated condition; one whose symptoms can manifest in your body and mind long after the causal event. And yet understanding the root cause of your anxiety is key to addressing your dip in wellbeing. So where do you start? And how do you fix the problem?
Are you yearning for the next challenge but unsure what that might be? You’re not alone. Over half (52%) of attendees on our webinar Uncover your working identity described themselves as “dissatisfied with the professional status quo”.
What does Resource Management mean to you? If you’re a team leader, you probably consider people to be your key resources. You might also manage a budget or rely on knowledge banks, information technology and production equipment, in order to perform at your best.
So, you’ve mastered the art of working the room, but that drawer full of business cards is meaningless if you don’t put just as much work into the follow-up.
24-48 hours after an event, career experts agree, is the ideal window in which to drop a note to a new contact. But what should it say? Delve into our top tips to ensure you utilise your expanding network to best effect.
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If you’ve earned a reputation as a solid, serious hard-worker, there’s no chance the new Director is going to see your creativity and sparkle. Right? Wrong, says everywoman expert Jennifer Holloway, who believes it’s entirely possible to change your personal brand – what Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos defines as “what people say about you when you’re not in the room”.
It’s an important date for your calendars - 26th September 2016 marks the beginning of the annual National Inclusion Week, a UK-run event with global reach. This year’s theme is ‘Everyday Inclusion’, and with that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of ways you and your colleagues can get involved – one for each day of the week.
Even though my mother was a successful entrepreneur, it never occurred to me that I could be. So when all my university friends started drifting into corporate jobs, I thought I should too. I craved constant change and bounced from one ill-suited position to another, never really fitting in anywhere, but feeling like I had to struggle on regardless. With hindsight, I lacked the self-awareness to understand my own skills and what sort of role or industry I belonged in.
Having two careers – one in sports, the other in a part-time corporate role – meant I was used to juggling and planning my time. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and opted for a mastectomy, I took a pragmatic approach to work: What did I need to do? Who did I need to tell?
It’s more than just recipes, kittens and celebrity selfies – we present ten of the best Instagram accounts to follow for career advice and inspiration…
Keeping you updated on topical business news and events, profiles of successful entrepreneurs and figures from the world of politics, sport and the arts, along with a healthy dose of more random stories to satisfy those with a thirst for quirky knowledge.
Five seconds. That’s how long Harvard University professors say it takes a new person to form a lasting judgement about you.
Research by Princeton scholars suggests you have an even shorter window to make a good first impression. In their experiments, participants were able - with 70% accuracy - to predict which political candidate would win an election, based on just one tenth of a second’s worth of video footage.