Managing yourself

5 foolproof ways to get your staff to take initiative (and why they won’t take it in the first place)

“Why won’t my staff take initiative?” , “why do they always come to me with any little problem?” , “why do I have to spoonfeed my staff?” These are questions that a lot of managers ask and don’t know the answer to, so this is what this article is all about. How can you encourage …

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How do you get your partners to realise you are ready to be promoted to senior associate in your law firm?

You’re ready to advance to senior associate but a senior partner announces that one of your colleagues has got the promotion instead of you again. How can you stop this from happening? How can you differentiate yourself from your colleagues and demonstrate your leadership capabilities so that you can advance in your career? To help …

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How to curb your overwhelming anxiety (particularly when worrying about the impact of CV-19 on your career and livelihood)

Covid-19 has triggered a huge, stressful experiment across the globe. A forced experiment where, over the past few months, people have been experiencing what it’s like to work from home whilst potentially trying to run a completely remote team and having the kids at home 24/7 too. Even worse, it looks like the working from …

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18 strategies to master working from home with kids

We’ve had to acquire many skills and address many of our weaknesses during this pandemic, but the main one we’ve all had to learn is how to juggle. For weeks, many of us have been juggling working from home with kids while trying to figure out the logistics of living in this completely unprecedented time. …

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9 ways to get noticed at work (& still make friends & influence people)

How can you get noticed at work without being seen as “showing off”? It’s a fine line between being confident about your strengths and being perceived as arrogant. So, what’s the right way to get noticed at work, to make your partners aware of your many strengths, without rubbing colleagues up the wrong way? Here …

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3 ways your management skills are impacting your personal effectiveness

When people talk about personal effectiveness, everyone automatically assumes it is about how you personally manage and organise your workflow.  Actually, personal effectiveness is as much about the people around you, and how you interact with them, as it is about your personal organisation. I can lecture you until I am blue in the face …

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Has your workload temporarily dried up? Here are 6 ways to keep usefully busy!

We are used to being “too busy” – our daily lives consisting of juggling work tasks, looming deadlines, clocking out late, and then waking up to do it all over again – but somehow we manage. Somehow we manage to keep pressing on and any dreams of a ‘break in the schedule’ are pushed to …

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3 ways to stay positive for others when you are scared and worried too (you have to do them all!)

Whatever high-impact role you’re in – whether you’re a lawyer, accountant or consultant who manages a team or a parent with young children, perhaps both – things like anxiety, burnout, constant worry, and even depression may be par for the course. The difference now, however, is that there is a global pandemic and at the …

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10 proven ways to work successfully in a virtual world

In the last four weeks we have had to adapt to an immediate shift in how we work. People are already starting to adapt. However, this brings uncertainty to our working lives. We have had the initial intrigue of seeing where our colleagues work and what their homes look like. But we are missing the …

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