Let The Pull Of Purpose Push You Into Greatness

Have you been pulled by your sense of purpose into areas of personal greatness? What has been pushing you this year to reach the targets you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? Was it your parents, your boss’s perceived expectations of you, your spouse, your own ambition? …

Finding Your Voice In The Workplace

(This post is dedicated to my sister, who like me, is learning to amplify her voice in the corporate arena). We all have an intrinsic need to be heard. We want to know that our opinion matters. In the corporate space, we want our voices to be heard, we want …

My Top 20 Workplace Lessons

People are living longer than ever before. This means that we will be working for longer that we expect to. Current research reveals that the average expected lifespan of the Millennial Generation is 100 – 110 years (http://huff.to/1JkBT6w). That’s a few decades past the current average retirement age of 65. …

Five Signs You’re An Intrapreneurial Employee

For most of my working life, I could never understand when my colleagues would expect the company (the nebulous spirit we all refer to when we use that term) to make their lives easier or give them meaning and happiness. It took me a while to discover, after some entrepreneurial …

How To Leave A Job (Without The Dramatic Background Exploding Scene)

The moment has come again. It’s time to tender your resignation and take the next step in your career. Although this is something that you have been planning for (and most likely looking forward to), be prepared for a deluge of mixed emotions. I used to be under the illusion …

Be A Brilliant Worker Bee!

You’ve done it. So have I. We’ve told ourselves that when we get the next job, then things will be perfect. Because we are humans (and not bees), we have a tendency to pine for a perfect tomorrow instead of live in the messy opportunities of the moment. But (unlike …

The Secret Power of Stewardship

Stewardship. Not the sexiest word in the world. But its like a secret dynamite if you have it. You might recognise its fruit: a good work ethic;  accountability;  integrity. The modern day picture of a good steward is that guy who just seems to be unshakeable, not matter what happens …

Organisations Don’t Owe You Anything

The sooner we understand that organisations don’t owe us anything, the sooner we start making a real contribution in the working world. I have been working for 16 years. I started at the delicate age of 17, fresh out of high school, looking for work because I didn’t have the …