Are You Avoiding Promotion?

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Have you been offered a promotion and turned it down? Or not applied for promotions available? There can be many reasons why you don’t want a more senior role. These can include hours or travel that clash with your family-time values, a move to another location, or perhaps losing the camaraderie of the team when…

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Missed Speaking Opportunities?

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  Are you missing speaking opportunities? Success means public speaking, and public speaking amplifies your success.   If you are an executive, business owner or technical specialist, you will be required to step up into the world of public speaking as you achieve more. This can be board presentations, technical conferences, industry events, award ceremonies…

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Drink and Impostor Syndrome

Which of the two men pictured is more likely to be an alcoholic? Is it the scruffy man in dirty clothes staggering along the street late at night? That’s certainly a stereotype. However, a recent NHS report shows that adults in the highest 20% income bracket are more than twice as likely to drink heavily…

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Are You There Yet?

How was 2017 for you? Take a moment to think about your year. Were there a lot of changes or were things steady? If you set goals at the beginning of the year, how did you measure up? Write down three significant moments or events. Now ask yourself how you feel about your year. Do…

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Making the Leap – Entrepreneur’s Doubt

When you start your own business, you know there will be challenges along the way. You can anticipate some with thorough planning and analysis. Others can take you by surprise. Impostor Syndrome is one such challenge that takes many people by surprise. It is the secret feeling of being a fraud and the fear of…

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Stay Young in Business and Life

Cutting-edge medical developments are exciting and starting to hold out promises of extension to lifespan and health. Gene therapy, adult stem cells, epigenetics, swarms of miniature robots coursing through the bloodstream targeting infections and cancer alike are just some of the wonders being developed. Sounds amazing, and if you think it sounds like science fiction,…

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Cause of Impostor Syndrome

Tara Halliday

Impostor Syndrome: where high-achieving individuals are marked by an inability to internalise their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud.”  Impostor Syndrome was first identified in the late 1970’s as an experience that affects over 70% of highly successful people at some point in their lives. It’s characterised by feeling like…

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Multitasking is Bad for Business

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“To do two things at once is to do neither” Publilius Syrus (85-42 BC) When you ‘pay’ attention, you make a choice to focus on something specific. In that moment, this becomes the centre of your attention. The price that you ‘pay’ for that attention is that everything else around you loses focus. For example,…

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Confidence or Self-Worth?

Tara Halliday

Confidence Or Self-Worth? Confidence is a great feeling – you feel capable, strong and ready. We can boost our confidence in many ways; putting on a stylish, well-fitting suit, wearing a gorgeous watch or pair of shoes, getting a new qualification, hearing a compliment, etc. However, splashing water on your trousers or ketchup on your…

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When Working Harder Doesn’t Work

Tara Halliday

How Hard is Too Hard? Have you ever witnessed a team member show up for a meeting with a huge stack of papers, when they’ve only been asked for a simple report? That’s a classic sign of over-preparing; putting more time and effort into a project than it requires. Many people would deny that over-preparing…

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