work life balance

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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Is this common mistake jeopardising your performance at work?

I had been forewarned that my coaching client was likely to be emotional in our coaching session. What I didn’t expect was for the tears to start rolling from the start of our conversation. I was reminded of this coaching session recently. I was having one of those days. You know, the ones that happen …

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Your first 90 days in the job – why is this so important to your work/life balance?

Over the last few months I have been delivering a couple of events around the topic of ‘how to have it all – partnership and a life’ or if you were at the ACCA autumn update, ‘how to have it all – a career and a life’. In this talk we do talk about how …

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Why is regularly ‘feeding your soul’ so important to making partner?

If you are going to work at peak performance, then you need to think differently about your health and well-being. Or as Chris William’s, performance coach to partners in the magic circle and Big 4, puts it, “Alternative Asset Management”. Most of us will find ourselves working at full stretch on the journey to get …

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A tip to help you really shut off from work on your holiday

If you are reading this blog now, you may like to feel a little sorry for myself. I will probably be shivering in a field, camping with my family. Yep, that’s right, it’s our annual week of “hoping” that the sun will shine and the british weather will be kind to us. Anyway, this is …

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