Big questions are a useful tool to mine insights and utilize the capacities of our minds to analyse big data, solve problems and think better.
Open self-reflective questions or ‘self-coaching’ costs nothing, can be done anywhere and usefully, your mind works on them while you are doing something else. Here are some big questions for you:
What do I really want?
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This is a guest blog from one of our clients, Rick Cotgreave. We helped Rick discover his second career at 40.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson.
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This is a guest blog about pre-termination negotiations or PTNs by Blair Adams, an employment lawyer at law firm DMH Stallard.
In July 2013, new legislation introduced the concept of pre-termination negotiations (PTNs). PTNs are confidential and will not be admissible in certain tribunal proceedings, the intention being to make it easier for employers to have off-the-record conversations with employees about agreed terminations. In addition, conducting a PTN and concluding a settlement agreement are now the subject of a new ACAS Code on Settlement Agreements. The Code is not legally binding, but it will be taken into account by tribunals.
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Most people don’t realize how amazing and talented they are, and hide their light under a bushel.
My job is to help them to see their talent & uniqueness, work with them to define a career vision, strategy and plan and support them to market themselves and get to where they want to be, overcoming actual and perceived hurdles.
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Most people don’t realize how amazing and talented they are, and hide their light under a bushel. My job is to help them to see their talent & uniqueness, work with them to define a career vision, strategy and plan and support them to market themselves and get to where they want to be, overcoming actual and perceived hurdles.
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How career resilient are you and how important is it?
I went to an interesting seminar last week about career resilience. I came away feeling confident that I am, which is good to know doing the work I do!
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Sometimes my clients are very unhappy with me. They question what we are doing, how we are doing it and whether it works. I don’t mind. It is the storm before the calm.
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I recently heard an amazing speaker at an Ernst & Young quarterly women’s network event: Herta von Stiegel.
She decided she wanted to climb Kilimanjaro as a challenge for reaching 50. Not only that, but to do it taking a group of disabled people and their helpers too. It took two years of planning and she succeeded. The climb resulted in a book called “The inner mountain” which draws parallels between leadership lessons and her experiences climbing Kilimanjaro.
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Thinking of changing jobs or know someone who is?
At a career crossroads, whether changing jobs or becoming self-employed, it is important to make a robust decision, having thought about all the implications of your planned change. These implications need to include legal ones which affect your rights and choices.
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Fancy a second career different to your first? Many people fall into their first career, so it’s not surprising that more and more people are seeking a second career.
It can feel like a void when you change career, so it helps to have career steps to pave the way to your future.
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