Work

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

Glass Ceilings Are So Pretty...?

I wonder how we came up with such an attractive phrase for something so intrinsically unattractive. The idea is that women can get trapped somewhere in middle management, can see where they want to go but are prevented from reaching it.
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Jul 03, 2014

Job-hunting issues for young people - 1

​"I'm really scared about all this - I just want to stay at home and never have to go for a job!" Nicola Morgan tackles the first of a series of questions or worries that young people (or their adults) might have about getting into work
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Jul 03, 2014

Why are we addicted to doing?

For many of us we don't know we're in overwhelm until that moment where something happens that forces us to stop and take note. So why is it we just keep adding to our to do lists? The truth is we're getting something from it.
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Jul 02, 2014

Slow Down your Thinking

Slow Thinking The idea of slow thinking feels contrary to our Western take on problem solving. However, there has been some scientific research that demonstrates that the more patient, slow type of thinking is more effective than deliberate, logical thinking when we are trying to solve a problem that is ill defined; when we don’t know exactly what we are looking for, what the parameters are, or simply where to start.
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Jun 30, 2014

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