Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

Temperatures have dropped, trees are getting barer every day and the days have become darker and shorter: winter is here. This is often the time when people start feeling less energised, with both moods and motivation levels taking a turn for the worst. For some people seasonal affective disorder (SAD) starts kicking in; a form…

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Business planning

Top tips for taking initiative at work

‘Proactive’, ‘can-do attitude’, ‘self-starter’: you’ve probably come across these words and phrases in more than one job description. They’re all about showing initiative. But what does that really mean? Showing initiative is showing a willingness to get things done and take responsibility. In the workplace, someone with initiative might: pre-empt what might happen and take sensible, productive action…

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career management

What is career management?

Your career is your journey through life, learning and work. Career management is about self-assessment, research and the structured planning, realisation and evaluation of that journey.Your career is nobody else’s responsibility but yours. If you want to succeed you need to actively manage it. Here are the core stages of career management: 1. Self-Assessment Firstly, you…

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