When was the last time you blatantly promoted what you do and how well you do it to someone who matters in your organisation? Take a look at this eloquent example of self-promotion and find out why exposure is the most important factor in career progression.
If flexible working is something you would like to consider, get creative about how this could work for you and your employer - the possibilities are so much than simply "part time" hours. Once you have determined which option is right for you think commercially about how to position your proposal to your employer.
The last few days and weeks prior to going on parental leave can be a busy time. This checklist is designed to help you both exit smoothly but also to sow the seeds for a successful return. It is based on lessons learned through 100's of conversations with parents before, during and after parental leave.
This 27-page booklet - “Taking the Lead: A Parents’ Guide to Career Management Before, During and After Parental Leave” is based on our experience of coaching more than 100 (primarily women) through this significant time in their careers. It’s a really practical guide covering the facts and key considerations at each stage from telling your employer to returning to work post leave. We feel very strongly about supporting employees and employers at this critical time and our aim is to ensure that parental leave is a career-enhancing, not limiting, event.
Often at the beginning of a new role we don’t truly know what we are getting ourselves into but trust that the fog will lift and we will find our way through in time without too many bumps. But what do you really need to know to ensure this success? What is being left unsaid that is likely to have a significant impact on your ability to deliver?
Giving 100% at work and 100% at home is a mathematical impossibility. Maternity leave offers a rare and wonderful chance to reset how you work.
After nearly 18 years in a well paid job I really enjoy at a brilliant firm with people I consider friends I have resigned. For me, and I guess for most people, this constitutes taking a BIG risk.
If you want to return to work after a career break but finding it tough to get back out there consider these actions...
Are you new to your job or your company? Have you just been promoted or given a major new project? If so then I bet you are secretly waiting to be "found out"....
When I am coaching women who are thinking about their return to work after having a baby I tend to notice patterns of thinking and behaviour that often limit their options for a successful transition back....