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for Mid Career Professional Women

Breakthrough Your Career Plateau

A career plateau, if left to fester too long can damage your reputation, minimize your career opportunities and leaving you feeling miserable about your work. Although it doesn’t happen overnight, it can sneak up on us and take us unawares. For a time we can hum alone – having and impact, …

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The number 1 mistake mid career …

The number 1 mistake mid career professions make when job searching. Job searching. I don’t think it’s anyone’s favourite thing to do. It takes effort. It takes time. And it takes mental and emotional energy. It requires soul searching and at times it can be soul destroying. We’ve all experienced the …

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How to own your value and …

How to own your value and leverage your talent Almost every week women tell me that they are capable of more but are struggling to make their mark within their organisation or industry. These women are brilliant and their unique talents are much needed in the modern workplace. Their CV’s document their extensive experience and …

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Are you ruling yourself out without …

Are you ruling yourself out without even realising it? Is it possible that you are ruling yourself out or holding yourself back from getting that next big break, exciting opportunity or promotion? I’m not saying you’re doing it consciously. Most often it’s totally unconscious. We don’t mean to hold ourselves back. We don’t set out …

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3 Mistakes that leave you passed …

Have you ever thought … if I work hard, I will get noticed and soon I will be promoted and get the pay rise I deserve? Unfortunately career and leadership success and getting the recognition you deserve doesn’t only come through hard work. Yes it is part of the equation but …

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What to do to be considered …

What to do to be considered for the best roles Picture this. There is a group of senior leaders sitting around a table discussing some new exciting projects. They are throwing around the names of people who they think might be suitable for the role. The role will be the perfect opportunity for someone to …

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Why being busy is killing your …

Why being busy is killing your career progress With the rate of change, the volume of work and our always on and available work culture, being busy has reached epidemic proportions. But the question that must be asked is “Are you being effective and is being busy impacting your career progress?” You race from one …

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Future proof your career. How to …

With the world of work changing at an ever-increasing rate, learning how to future proof your career has never been more important. Many roles are becoming extinct, being replaced by technology while brand new roles are popping up every day. Economists have predicted that over the next two decades, the jobs …

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Future proof your career. How to stay …

With the world of work changing at an ever-increasing rate, learning how to future proof your career has never been more important. Many roles are becoming extinct, being replaced by technology while brand new roles are popping up every day. Economists have predicted that over the next two decades, the jobs …

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How to position yourself to protect …

Change in the corporate world is the one constant we can rely on. No job is 100% secure. No role will remain exactly the same one year to the next. Cultures change. Corporate structures and strategies change. Boards Change. Executive leadership teams change. And all of this change will directly or …

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Career

Protect your professional reputation. Why you …

What is your professional reputation? Are you known for your exceptional leadership skills or are you known as someone who can be relied on to get the job done? Sadly too many women are being overlooked and missing out on the best opportunities because they get caught up “doing” the work. …

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Being overlooked? Here’s why

Ever wonder to yourself “why am I being overlooked?” You are working hard. No… you are working really hard. You know you are good at want you do and you are getting great results. Your team members are engaged, love you and you know you are doing a great job building …

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Career Crossroads: Should I stay …

Have you been asking yourself; Should I stay or should I go? It’s a question most of us ask more than once in our professional career. And it’s never a particularly easy question to answer. You’ve hit a rough patch and you’re wondering is it bad enough to start looking for …

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How to reclaim control during a …

With the rate of change occurring in the world of work it’s very possible that at some stage in your career you have or will experience the uncertainty that comes with a business restructure or a round of redundancies. It’s not fun to be part of and it can leave you …

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Reflection to finish the year

If you could find the magic pill to create a powerful, productive and amazing year ahead… would you take it? But before we go there… I wonder how this year turned out for you? If we were to focus on your career just for a moment, are you satisfied with what …

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How to make the most of the silly season

The days are getting warmer and the evenings longer which means we are on the downhill stretch to Christmas, the silly season and the end of the year. But this does not mean that it’s time to put your career aspirations on hold, swan off with a cocktail in hand or …

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Are you in a role that’s past its use by date?

You know it’s time to move jobs but here you are in a job that’s well past its use by date. Understanding exactly when it’s time to move on can sometimes be difficult to determine but most of us know deep down when the time has come. We may try to …

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Career success. How do you define it?

How do women define success? What does career success mean to you? It of course means something a little different to all of us depending on our values, experiences and stage of life. But are you clear on what it means to you right now? Given we dedicate so much of …

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How to make a miserable job bearable

Unfortunately most of us have found ourselves in a job at some point that is unfulfilling and leaves us feeling miserable. At it’s worst, people will say that they flat out hate their job. Some say that they are bored, or have stopped being challenged. Some are frustrated or disillusioned by …

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Are you listening to your intuition?

How often do you find yourself doing what you think you should be doing rather than listening to your intuition… and later wishing you had followed your gut instinct? Women are intuitive beings. We have an inner compass, that when given the chance, can really guide us in the decisions we …

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Are you brave in your career choices?

Are you brave in your career choices or are you constrained by your self imposed limits? Do you sit within your comfort zone, doing work that you could do with your eyes closed? Or are you consistently taking on new and interesting projects that stretch and challenge you? There are times …

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How to position yourself for promotion

If you are thinking that this is going to be your breakthrough year where you finally get that promotion you have been craving, it is time to start positioning yourself for what you want. Staying silent, flying under the radar and purely working hard and doing a good job simply will …

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5 career moves to make now… and get …

With only a few weeks to go before Christmas and the summer break, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your career and where it is heading next year. Yes… I know it’s a busy time and career planning may not be right at the top of your “to …

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Massive change ahead. Are you ready …

Massive change is ahead (or maybe it is already here.) Change in our workplaces, change in our society, change in how we live our life, change in how business operates, change in the type of jobs that we will be doing. You name it … we are living within a time …

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Why This Job?

Why is it that you do what you do? Of all the jobs and all the companies; why this one? If you were to think back to when you said YES to the role that you are now in, what was it that excited you? Can you remember? Interestingly, research has …

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5 Questions To Ask To Get Unstuck

Has your career come to a grounding holt, where you are no longer being recognised, rewarded and promoted? Perhaps you are feeling bored, lacking challenge and missing the opportunity for growth. Are you wondering why it is that your career progression has plateaued over the last few years, leaving you less …

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Career

3 Things To LET GO Of In Pursuit Of Career …

So often when we think about getting ahead in our career we think about what we need to do more of or be better at or what new action we must take, but very often the place to start has more to do with what we must let go of. The …

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5 Keys To Creating Momentum For …

Have you ever wanted to create change in your career but felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the task ahead? The idea of stepping up to the next big thing, changing career direction or creating some new results, can at times seem totally daunting and a task too large to begin. …

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Are You Battling The Back To Work Blues?

I am wondering, are you battling the back to work blues? Are you like so many of us who have returned to work this week after some precious time out, reconnecting with your friends and family and immersing yourself in all those activities that truly bring you joy? As you step …

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4 Steps To Overcoming Fear

Lack of education, lack of opportunity, lack of desire; these are not what hold us back from achieving success, reaching our potential or creating significant impact in our work. The number 1 thing that holds us back is our silent struggle with confidence, self worth and faith in ourselves. I had …

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The Mid Career Crisis

Many of the women I work with are in their early 40’s and are questioning their career. They have achieved a great deal of success but are now agonising over how come they don’t feel more delighted and excited given that they have achieved all they planned as they danced into …

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Is Your Career by Default Or Design?

Do you love your work? Does it fulfil your needs for professional growth and personal connection? Do you wake up each morning and leap out of bed with a feeling of excited expectation when you think about your schedule for the day? Does it bring meaning to your life and a …

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What got you HERE, will not get you THERE

You have worked out what you want for your career. You are ambitious, driven and courageous. You have your future mapped out and high expectations around what you and your team can achieve. You have tasted success and you have “lucked” into some really great opportunities by being in the right …

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Find Your Career Fulfilment Sweet Spot

Your professional career sometimes seems like the holy grail that ebbs and flows with the cycle of our life and the whims of corporate decision makers. At times we have it all together where our career is skipping along filled with accolades, satisfying challenges and exciting opportunities. Then there are those …

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Changing The Way We View Success

“Woman will lead the Thriving Revolution.” This was Arianna Huffington’s opening statement at the yesterday’s Melbourne Business Chicks event. What an amazing, warm, genuine woman on a mission to lead the way to change how we live and more specifically how we view success. Success is currently viewed through a masculine …

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Why Aren’t You Being Promoted?

You’re a smart, intelligent woman. You are extremely loyal and reliable and you are good at your job. You work hard and you have all the qualifications and experience needed to get promoted, so why is it that you keep getting passed over? It used to be the guys with all …

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Are You Waiting For Career Success?

Have you ever found yourself waiting for career success? Waiting to feel smart enough, good enough, old enough, or for someone to notice how great you are at your job? Every day I speak to leaders who are waiting. It shouldn’t surprise me … because I remember a time when I …

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5 Signs That Your Career Has Stalled

Have you been wondering whether your career has stalled? Our career, like our lives, go through natural cycles and stages. At times we fly along with free flowing momentum where results, recognition and promotions come easily. Then there are times when our career seems to hit a plateau and we find …

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Working hard isn’t the answer but this is.

Facebook 0 LinkedIn 0 Have you ever thought … if I work hard, I will get noticed and soon I will be promoted and get the pay rise I deserve? Unfortunately career and leadership success and getting the recognition you deserve doesn’t only come through hard work. Yes it is part of the equation but …

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What To Do When You Feel Bored, …

Is it possible that there is an epidemic out there in workplaces around the country, of people feeling bored, stuck and unfulfilled by the work they do? A lack of meaning seems to be causing increasing numbers of people to be disengaged and unproductive … not just for a couple of days …

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5 Career Critical Questions

Why is it that we can sometimes work really hard putting in long hours, contributing enormous value to the team or achieved extraordinary results and still we feel invisible at work? It doesn’t matter how great you are at your job if no one is noticing you. It is impossible to …

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5 Keys To Getting Noticed At Work

We ask ourselves dozens of questions each day: what will I have for lunch, have I got time for exercise, what will I wear to the meeting? These questions are all important. They shape who we are and influence the type of life we lead day by day. But we often …

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Opportunity Is Knocking. Will You …

Opportunity Is Knocking. Will You Answer The Call? The time is now! Opportunity is knocking for professional women. Ladies, our time is now. A change has been brewing over the last couple of years and now it’s knocking loudly on our door. Do you feel it? Women all over the world are refusing to play …

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Tied, overwhelmed and plagued with …

Tied, overwhelmed and plagued with uncertainty! So how can you perform at your best? “What state are you in when you perform at your best as a leader?” I first came across this powerful question in Michael Buntings brilliant book; The Mindful Leader. If you haven’t read it I’d highly recommend it. We intuitively know …

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Can You Really Be Yourself and …

Can You Really Be Yourself and Succeed as a Leader? Leaders often confide in me saying they are not sure what style of leader they are meant to be. Some tell me that they are completely different at work to how they are at home. While others tell me they have to push themselves to …

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Luck? A Smart Career Building Strategy

Luck… a smart career building strategy Some people just seem to attract good luck… are you one of them? People who are lucky in their career are those who are asked to participate in the most interesting projects, are in the right place at the right time to take advantage of an incredible one off …

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How to get the most out of your …

How do you approach your annual performance review? Do you see it as a golden opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved, how you have contributed and set your plan for personal and professional growth? Or do you groan and see it as nothing more than a tick a box …

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“Meetings. Are yours a waste of time?” …

As a senior professional you attend a LOT of meetings. Maybe too many? Some of them may be productive and useful but I’m guessing that there are many you walk away from, frustrated with the lack of purpose, achieving little progress and without a clear outcome or action plan. There is …

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How to position yourself to protect …

Change in the corporate world is the one constant we can rely on. No job is 100% secure. No role will remain exactly the same one year to the next. Cultures change. Corporate structures and strategies change. Boards Change. Executive leadership teams change. And all of this change will directly or …

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Leadership

What happens when we dare to share?

If you have ever been to an event just for women you will know that magic happens when women come together. We may walk in as strangers but it doesn’t take long to find common ground, share from the heart and connect. At our core women are gifted connectors, collaborators and …

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Could you be more decisive?

Being seen to be a strong, decisive decision maker is a critical factor in establishing our leadership credibility. A quick and well thought through decision backed by logic, gut instinct and taking personal responsibility for whatever the outcome will be, can boost our professional standing in the eyes of those around …

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How to set clear boundaries for strong …

Do you have clear boundaries? Or perhaps an even more important question is … do you have any boundaries at all? Are you clear on what’s acceptable to you and what isn’t? Do you protect your time, energy and resources and prioritise what is import to you? In a world that’s becoming …

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Leadership

Business Acumen: The key to career …

Have you ever wondered what it is that you need to do to transition from middle management to a more senior role? You work hard, you do great work, your team like you but still you are being passed over and senior roles remain elusive. And clearly the statistics confirm you …

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Leadership

Do you have a powerful magnetic presence?

You have the title and the responsibility, but are you seen as a leader? Do your team members follow you, respect you and deliver for you? Does the senior leadership team value your and the contribution you make? If you have ever struggled with making your mark as a leader, I …

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Leadership

Your professional reputation is at stake

How you show up at work matters. The type of energy you bring to your work impacts your effectiveness while also shaping your professional reputation. It’s not something many of us give much consideration to, but it can absolutely influencing our outcomes and whether or not new and exciting opportunities come …

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Leadership

Does Happiness Matter To Leadership …

How happy are you in your current role? Pretty simple question really but not one we ask ourselves that often. Maybe it’s because we don’t really want to admit the answer. And what does happiness have to do with work, career and being a productive, inspiring, high performing leader anyway? I’d …

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10 actions to close out the year.

There is no doubt that this is a very busy time of the year. There are the projects to complete, end of year functions to attend, shopping malls to navigate and the odd family drama’s to attend to. So I am sure that you don’t need me to add anything more …

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Leadership

How to maintain your leadership mojo …

Got too much on your plate? Feeling overworked, overwhelmed and stressed out? You are definitely not alone. In our busy world of multiple demands.. at work and at home.. life can get a little hectic at times. And then if we throw in some work travel, extra commitments outside hours or …

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Are you playing the game by the rules?

Are you playing the game? Do you even know the rules? The game of career success within the corporate environment is run by some very subtle but very important rules. If you have felt that your progress has been blocked leaving you feeling stuck and disillusioned it may be because you …

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Improved team behaviours starts …

Are you modelling the types of team behaviours that you want your team to project? I was reading an article recently by AFL reporter David Sygall who said “They say sporting teams come to reflect the personality of the coach. A coach who worries will lead a team that panics under pressure. …

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Are You An Accidental Leader?

The Accidental Leader is a common breed of leader. They are those people that don’t necessarily set out to become leaders but through “good luck” or “being in the right place at the right time” fall into the role. Some battle along, trying to work out what this mystical new role …

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It Is Time To Break The Rules

Our world is made up of rules. They are there to provide us with order and certainty and they generally serve us very well. But I am here today to tell you that it is time to break the rules. Well… maybe just a few. Many of the rules we learned …

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5 Critical Characteristics of High Achievers

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have the gift of turning everything they touch into gold? They lead the best teams, they achieve exceptional results and get noticed and promoted more often. And just to rub salt into the wound … they seem have everything sorted in their …

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Are You Waiting For An Invitation To Lead?

If you are a leader… you are expected to lead. It is as simple as that. So why is it that so many leaders tell me that they are waiting to be told what to do, what is expected of them, what their job role is, and how they fit into …

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Women Lead Differently … And That Is …

If we are to achieve an increasing number of women in leadership positions, we need to acknowledge that men and women lead differently, and that it is a good thing. The leadership style of women is collaborative, inclusive, and consultative. They focus on nurturing a strong team environment where ethical behaviour, …

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Leadership

Is Focusing On Your “Areas Of Improvement”

When you think back to your last performance appraisal, did you spend more time speaking about strengths and achievements or did you and your manager focus on your weaknesses and your areas of improvement? For most of us … our focus has been on our “areas of improvement.” This focus starts …

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Ladies … It Is Time To Lead Like A Woman

Women continue to struggle to make their mark on the corporate landscape with the numbers of women securing leadership roles sadly lagging behind their male counterparts. It saddens me to walk into meetings with leadership teams to find the disproportionate representation of men and women on the team. A recent Ernst …

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How To Survive Difficult Conversations

At some stage in our career we will all be confronted with the need to have a difficult conversation. You know the type… the type that makes your stomach lurch and has you wanting to do everything but have that conversation. It could be dealing with a customer complaint, providing negative …

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5 Ways To Improve Team Engagement

Team engagement matters. Successful teams who consistently achieve superior results are filled with highly motivated, engaged team members who approach their job with energy, enthusiasm and creatively. But where do you find these people who willing put in the extra effort, who provide exceptional customer service, who look for ways to …

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New Year. New Job. The 5 Steps to Take …

So you’ve had time to reflect over the summer break and you’ve come to the decision that a new job is on your list of goals for the year. Good for you! Perhaps you’re looking for greater job satisfaction, more money, better corporate culture, more variety, a leader who inspires you …

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Emotions. Do they belong in the …

Emotions. Do they belong in the modern workplace? Many corporates would have us believe that emotions do not belong at work. We have been well trained to suppress any resemblance of an emotion, pushing them below the surface. We hide them in an attempt to stay in control, look strong, and keep things at arm’s …

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Do you put everyone else first?

Do you put everyone else first? Is it time to stop putting everyone else first? The kids, your partner, the needs of your ageing parents, your boss, your team, the business you work for… even the dog! Or perhaps I should ask… when was the last time you put your own needs at the top …

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Mindset

Are you listening to your intuition?

How often do you find yourself doing what you think you should be doing rather than listening to your intuition… and later wishing you had followed your gut instinct? Women are intuitive beings. We have an inner compass, that when given the chance, can really guide us in the decisions we …

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Mindset

How to set clear boundaries for strong …

Do you have clear boundaries? Or perhaps an even more important question is … do you have any boundaries at all? Are you clear on what’s acceptable to you and what isn’t? Do you protect your time, energy and resources and prioritise what is import to you? In a world that’s becoming …

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Jane Benston

Mindset

Do you have a powerful magnetic presence?

You have the title and the responsibility, but are you seen as a leader? Do your team members follow you, respect you and deliver for you? Does the senior leadership team value your and the contribution you make? If you have ever struggled with making your mark as a leader, I …

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Mindset

Do you hold yourself accountable?

Why is staying accountable to what we say we want, so jolly hard? If it were easy we would all be a dress size or two smaller, super healthy, spending quality time with the kids, leaving the office on time, applying for the job we really want, doing great work for …

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How persistent are you?

It is human nature to want to be good at what we do and to have our efforts recognised by others. It makes us feel worthwhile, valued and it leaves us with a proud sense of achievement. But if you feel like you have to do things perfectly and that near …

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Mindset

Your professional reputation is at stake

How you show up at work matters. The type of energy you bring to your work impacts your effectiveness while also shaping your professional reputation. It’s not something many of us give much consideration to, but it can absolutely influencing our outcomes and whether or not new and exciting opportunities come …

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Mindset

Your words hold the power

Your ability to influence, engage, inspire and drive performance from your team all stems from your language skills. The effectiveness of your relationships, your ability to build trust or your skill to craft powerful communications by email, through reports or to be delivered from stage all rely on your mastery of …

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Mindset

Does Happiness Matter To Leadership …

How happy are you in your current role? Pretty simple question really but not one we ask ourselves that often. Maybe it’s because we don’t really want to admit the answer. And what does happiness have to do with work, career and being a productive, inspiring, high performing leader anyway? I’d …

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Mindset

Shatter Your Inner Glass Ceiling?

Women continue to struggle to make their mark on the corporate landscape with the numbers of women securing leadership roles remaining stagnant at unacceptably low levels. For many women, the glass ceiling is real although often subtle and hidden. Those seeking leadership roles talk about bumping up against the many barriers …

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Mindset

Why This Job?

Why is it that you do what you do? Of all the jobs and all the companies; why this one? If you were to think back to when you said YES to the role that you are now in, what was it that excited you? Can you remember? Interestingly, research has …

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Jane Benston

Mindset

5 Questions To Ask To Get Unstuck

Has your career come to a grounding holt, where you are no longer being recognised, rewarded and promoted? Perhaps you are feeling bored, lacking challenge and missing the opportunity for growth. Are you wondering why it is that your career progression has plateaued over the last few years, leaving you less …

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Mindset

Who is holding you to a higher standard?

Do you hold yourself to a higher standard, where you are constantly pursuing your personal best, taking action and extending beyond your personal comfort zone? Or do you let yourself get away with slacking off, taking the easy road and settling for second best? Let’s admit it… we all slide into …

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Mindset

Mindset: How leadership success …

So often we think about leadership growth in terms of learning new skills, gaining more experience or expanding technical knowledge. While these are all critically important elements of leadership success, they will only get you so far. The difference that makes the difference is working on our mindset. There always comes …

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Mindset

3 Things To LET GO Of In Pursuit Of Career …

So often when we think about getting ahead in our career we think about what we need to do more of or be better at or what new action we must take, but very often the place to start has more to do with what we must let go of. The …

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Mindset

Why Women Underestimate Their …

Have you noticed that many women underestimate their abilities and fail to shine a light on their performance? Perhaps you at times you have thought that you needed to know more, learn more, or have more experience to be taken seriously, seek promotion or allow your true value to be seen. …

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Are You An Energy Giver or Taker?

Have you ever worked along side someone who was a drainer of your energy? You know the sort; the people who are constantly negative, focused on what could go wrong and spend most of the day gossiping about other people…. even if they don’t know them. Unfortunately some organisations seem to …

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4 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Leadership

Is meditation the key to personal and professional success? Is it the gateway to our inner stability and true peace, love and happiness? Can learning to settle the mind bring you clarity, wisdom and give you what it takes to be an exceptional leader of people and business? There is a …

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When An Opportunity Presents, Do You …

When an opportunity presents to further your career, do you; Seize the moment and grab it with both hands or Do you retreat wishing you had the courage to say YES. Why is it that so many of us have fallen for the curse of the shrinking violet at some point …

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Mindset

4 Steps To Overcoming Fear

Lack of education, lack of opportunity, lack of desire; these are not what hold us back from achieving success, reaching our potential or creating significant impact in our work. The number 1 thing that holds us back is our silent struggle with confidence, self worth and faith in ourselves. I had …

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Mindset

Are You Hiding Your Talents? How To …

Being visible is a key part of being an effective leader. We become well known and recognised for the skills we bring to the leadership table by being seen, being noticed and being courageous and vulnerable enough to stand out and shine. But many women struggle with being visible. Perhaps this …

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Mindset

Our Words Can Empower Us … Or …

Imagine if by focusing in on changing just a couple of words in your every day communications with your team, colleagues and customers, you could have more influence and impact and achieve improved results. The fact of the matter is … you can! From the moment we learn to talk, we …

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The Power Of Owning Your Space

One of the most powerful lessons for all leaders is to embrace the importance of owning your space. When we own our space we say to the world that we belong, that we believe in our value and give ourselves every opportunity to shine, allowing others to form a positive impression …

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Mindset

7 Ways To Increase Your Confidence At Work

Is your lack of confidence and self belief killing your opportunities at work? Having confidence in yourself, your abilities and your capabilities to excel in your work matters. Our level of confidence can mean the difference between getting stuck in a job year after year or getting noticed for new and …

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Mindset

Are You Settling For Less?

Have you ever found yourself going through the motions at work, where one year rolls into the next and you find yourself settling for less than you are capable of… and for just getting through the day, month or even the year? Some years ago this was my lot in life. …

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Jane Benston

Mindset

How Are You Telling The Story Of Your Year?

What is the story of your year? As we near the end of the year and we slip into reflection mode, I am wondering what stories you are telling yourself and others about the year that was. Are you focus on what has gone well, the wins you have had, what …

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Jane Benston

Mindset

Building Resilience To Thrive During Times …

Resilience is a pre-requisite for surviving the fast paced, demanding and ever changing work environment. In our modern world of highly stressful roles, where the pressure to perform is relentless and the resources are diminishing, we need to be equipped to ride out the difficult times and bounce back from setbacks. …

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Jane Benston

Mindset