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Executives: How much effort do you put into your assistant’s career?

Behind every great boss is a great assistant…wouldn’t you agree? The sheer variety of tasks they’re required to demonstrate and the attention to detail they need to apply demand a hugely diverse range of skills. Consider: could you do your job anywhere near as well without them? According to the Global PA Association, too few …

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Succession management programmes: the backbone of every organisation?

Are they necessary? Do they deliver? What benefits would you see if you implemented a succession management programme within your company? And how can you ensure your programme is appropriate? What succession planning is, and how it can prove its worth Succession planning should not be an afterthought or a consideration once a vacancy appears, …

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Executive bonuses and bulging pay packets: are they deserved?

You can’t look at any newspaper or media outlet without spotting a news story lambasting the bonuses/payoff to the executives of some company, somewhere. But is the media just stirring the pot? Members of the Institute of Directors believe executives’ payments of large bonuses are the biggest threat to public trust than any other issue. …

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Are we moving towards gender equality in the workplace, or is the glass ceiling still intact?

I recently wrote a series of articles about issues that could affect the progression of your career – such as obesity, the rising popularity of tattoos, and your visibility as an employee when looking for a promotion. An issue I only touched on within the obesity post was discrimination against women in the workplace, particularly …

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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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Are you a willow, who bends and flexes against all life throws at you? Or a fragile bloom, who crumbles under pressure?

Resilience: the dictionary definition is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”. Or, as Liggy Webb, founder of The Learning Architect, describes it, resilience is: “how to cope, when everything around you keeps changing”. The one constant about life is that it changes. Whereas some people sail through change as an avenue towards new opportunities, …

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Change models and processes…and keeping your inner saboteur on his toes

Over the last few weeks I’ve spoken about ‘change’, and how best to approach it. Change is a necessary part of life, and though it may be scary to move away from the familiar, it helps us to progress and learn, to overcome obstacles, and to open ourselves up to new opportunities. Today, I want …

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