Work

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

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.
Go to the profile of Jane C Woods
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.
Go to the profile of Jane C Woods
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.
Go to the profile of Jane C Woods
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.
Go to the profile of Dr Sam Collins
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
Go to the profile of Oliver Burkeman
May 14, 2014

How To Know When Its Time To Quit Your Job

According to a recent survey, 33% of us in the UK are looking for new jobs this year. The tight reins that many businesses have kept on salary increases in recent years, together with work pressure in tough trading times, seem to be taking their toll.
Go to the profile of Christine Livingston
May 09, 2014