Work

Work is a huge part of our lives. Here our experts give the low-down on everything from productivity to leadership

Lucy Ann Holmes, No More Page 3.

Lucy Ann Holmes is an impressively busy woman, writer, actress and political activist! I am totally in awe of her and her campaign to end the page three anachronism (in case you don’t know a topless women in a provocative sexual pose features every single day in this national newspaper) that goes out in The Sun daily. I wanted to find out a bit more about what inspired her to start this campaign.
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Jun 30, 2014

You Are Never Too Old to Change Your Life!

If there's one thing guaranteed to set me off, it's phrases like 'Oh it's my age’, or ‘I’m too old to change now,' or ‘in my day’. Unless you’re actually dead it’s always still your day! For me, age has no bearing on whether or not you should make a major life change, or follow your dream - and I'm living proof.
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Jun 30, 2014

10 Career Tips for Women. Number 6

Number Six – Work Out the Baby Thing Before Your Hormones Kick In I am not, repeat not, telling you what to do re babies and careers. It’s a minefield depending on where you live, access to good child care, preferences, of you or your partner. There is no one way. What I do believe very strongly is that a radical rethink needs to take place re childcare.
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Jun 30, 2014

10 Career Tips for Women. Number 5

Number 5 – Negotiate Your Salary and Don’t Be Embarrassed If you’re employed, someone is paying you (if you’re self employed one hopes that is true too but it’ll be several people paying you!) The evidence is Career Success Tipsincontrovertible, men get higher pay than women.
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Jun 30, 2014

10 Career Tips for Women. Number 4

Network Like BillyHo Never mind the old boys’ network (although you just have to look at senior posts, including the UK Government to see how well that works), we’re thinking about your network!
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Jun 30, 2014

10 Career Tips for Women. Number 2.

Number 2. Asking the ‘have you got a career plan? question usually results in some raised eyebrows and quiet sighing. It’s amazing how many of us have got where we are by reacting to events rather than taking charge. We can spend more time on choosing a car or an outfit than on planning a career.
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Jun 30, 2014

The Paula Principle Explained

This one nearly slipped by me so I’m very grateful to one of my RenewYou trainers for pointing it out to me. The Peter Principle has been around for some time and refers to men getting promoted to their level of incompetence. Professor Tom Schuller is working on a new principle which he calls the Paula Principle and which is getting a lot of attention.
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Jun 30, 2014

Is Kindness Under-Rated at Work?

One of the qualities I value most in people is kindness; they could be brilliant at what they do, at the top of their field, earning a fortune, but if they are carelessly unkind they cut no ice with me.
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Jun 30, 2014

Are You Sexist?

I’m pretty sure I am sometimes. I know, what an admission to make! If, like me, you’ve grown up through the fifties, sixties & seventies you will have internalised a lot of institutionalised sexism and not even realise it.
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Jun 30, 2014

I’m too busy to make a difference!

The boss is screaming, the kids need help with their homework and you have an email inbox that puts Mount Everest to shame demanding your attention, making a difference is hard to put into practice.
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May 22, 2014

Beating the Busywork Trap

Not all hard work is useful work. Learn to tell the difference, and you might find you can do your job just as well – but with far less stress and exhaustion
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May 14, 2014