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The role of the non-executive director, and how to determine if they can benefit your business…

Non-executive Directors (or NEDs) are common within large organisations’ executive boards. The NED, as an outsider, can help bring a fresh perspective and vital insight into a business’ strategy – their objectivity and ability to see an overview of the whole organisation are huge assets. NEDs are usually chosen because of their experience and knowledge, …

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Challenges for the executive when moving organisations…

Even when you’re near, or at, the top of an organisation, it’s not set in stone that you’ll never again change jobs. Moving to a new company can be just as unnerving, disruptive and traumatic – probably, even more so – than it would be for anyone else in the company. Below are common challenges …

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Tattoos in the workplace – do they leave a mark on your career?

Living in a free country, we have the liberty to look and dress how we want. Some choose to entrench their sense of identity with tattoos, particularly younger people, having grown up with pop stars and sporting heroes inked from head to toe. When you’re a celebrity you have a certain carte blanche to do …

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How to develop effectual leadership qualities…

A change of approach doesn’t establish itself overnight, whatever it applies to. As with any new habit or practice, it takes time to develop and practise. As I detailed last week, emulating the mind-set of an entrepreneur can help problem-solving when faced with high uncertainty and new limitations regarding any resources. Though not traditionally taught …

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Public speaking: is it something of a delight, or an aspect you dread?

It’s a common misconception that the best public speakers are born that way, that it’s a natural trait few of us are lucky enough to enjoy. Public speaking isn’t something only politicians or the clergy carry out in their working week – it’s a common element in most careers nowadays. Even if you’re giving a …

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What is ‘executive control’, and how is it relevant to multitasking?

Executive control: although it sounds like what executives exercise within their working day, it’s a term that’s associated with mental agility, specifically the act of switching quickly between two or more tasks. Rubinstein, Meyer and Evans conducted research into what could be described as ‘air traffic control’ for our thoughts, to deem whether multitasking saved …

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Breaking the procrastination habit!

As the last post on the theme of procrastination, I want to help those who identified with certain behaviours relating to common types of procrastinators (see last week’s blog) to adopt new habits. Here are some actions that can help you combat avoidance. Commit to it Do you seriously want to overcome the procrastination habit, …

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Which type of procrastinator are YOU?

Perhaps you don’t ever procrastinate, but if you’ve identified with either of my last two posts, you may have a procrastination issue or elements of the typical mind-set. There are many reasons why someone puts things off, but studies have found common habits amongst different types of procrastinators. Here are a few of them – …

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Drilling down into your procrastination, towards conscious thought…

As I described last week, procrastination is a common issue, and something that can hold people back on a regular – even daily – basis, and/or produce obstacles in their career. There are a few causes of procrastination, and most are done on a subconscious level, with perhaps fear or a feeling of overwhelm as …

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Procrastination – recognising it and stopping it

I don’t need to spell out the disadvantages for executives regarding procrastination. But many of us may not realise we’re procrastinating, or that other things we do serve only as distractions towards getting the job done. Social media, for example, can be used for many business purposes, such as marketing and research, but the time …

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