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 On my travels in India I spotted this road sign, don’t forget I offer this service and have already worked with two people who currently live in India.  

Women Make Better Leaders

In the latest edition of Psychology today, an article says that based on an analysis of 45 leadership studies they found that the best bosses are inspirational mentors who encourage their team to develop using a transformational style of management, rather than a transactional style, more used by men. The article is quite brief and … Continued

Will the right career choice extend your life?

I read a really interesting article in the Times yesterday. It was based on some analysis by the Pension Capital Strategies which says that people working in the financial services or aerospace and defence industries will live for more than 26 years after reaching the age of 60, whilst those in the construction and materials … Continued

Love your job – February Newsletter

Love Your Job – Helping you to love your job or to find a job you do love. February 2007Happy February, In England we’ve had a few cold days but it is still relatively mild. Christmas and New Year are becoming a memory, and it’s a while till Easter and a long weekend. When we … Continued

The importance of knowing your past for career decisions

“If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know who you are and then it is almost impossible to move forward”. Tony Benn   I like this quote, and just found it again. This is one reason why I will often ask people to write their life story, to understand their background and … Continued

Helping Street Children – LADLI

I was in India over Christmas and into New Year. This was  a holiday found via www.responsibletourism.com and I travelled with Intrepid Travel. The holiday was amazing and one of the aspects of the trip I loved was that we visited a local voluntary organisation – Ladli. This is a vocational training centre for abused, … Continued

What to do when you want to say no

Many people find it difficult to say “yes” to something new. Now obviously you don’t want to say yes to everything, but sometimes people wish they hadn’t rushed into the reasons why not.   The reason people don’t want to say yes is often a fear of the unknown, and not wanting to commit. With my … Continued

Career choice: The Entrepreneur

Many people think setting up their own business will be perfect for them, and for some it is, but for others they realise it is the wrong choice – they like to be with others, and so working alone can be draining.  Others can’t bear the uncertainty and the not knowing of what work, and … Continued

Why we should study maths

I often think the reason so many people are not interested in maths at school is that they can’t see the relevance to their lives. If more of our maths classes were focused on understanding interest rates and dividing a restaurant bill between 7, perhaps more would be interested. I know my maths skills increased … Continued