WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Be Creative In Your Thinking

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together hereContinue reading “WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Be Creative In Your Thinking”

The Most Important Piece of Wisdom That Has Served Me Well Throughout My WorkLife

“You Have Much of What You Need Within You, and What You Don’t Have, You Will Be Able to Find or Figure Out.” I actually don’t know where I first heard those words. I don’t believe it was from anyone I know. I read a lot, so they could be words from a book. IContinue reading “The Most Important Piece of Wisdom That Has Served Me Well Throughout My WorkLife”

Interviews #3 The Closing: Do You Have Any Questions You Would Like To Ask?

The Closing — Creating a Positive Lasting Impression — The Art of Good Questions Photo by Llkka Karkkainen on Unsplash “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Voltaire Asking a genuine question allows you to convey something you haven’t already brought up. For example: “According to your quarterly report, your revenues grew by 20%. What was thatContinue reading “Interviews #3 The Closing: Do You Have Any Questions You Would Like To Ask?”

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Build Your Life Around What Engages And Inspires You

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together hereContinue reading “WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Build Your Life Around What Engages And Inspires You”

Interviews #2 The Middle Questions: Your Cue To Tell Your Story

The Middle — Brainstorm Experiences and Adapt to Fit the Questions — Three “PAR” Anecdotes Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” Hannah Arendt Your interviews are as memorable as the stories you share. Many people have fascinating experiences but forget them when they’re on the spot. To remedy this, reviewContinue reading “Interviews #2 The Middle Questions: Your Cue To Tell Your Story”

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together hereContinue reading “WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better”

The Future of the Company Is Hanging on This, You’ve Got Three Minutes to Win Them Over Matt …

Matt, A Man of Few Words at the Best Of Time, Was At a Total Loss of Words on Hearing This. Photo by Alex Litvin on Unsplash Have There Been Times in Your WorkLife When You’ve Had to Pitch Yourself or Your Ideas, When There Was a Lot Riding on It, Maybe It Was in an Interview,Continue reading “The Future of the Company Is Hanging on This, You’ve Got Three Minutes to Win Them Over Matt …”

Interviews #1 The Opening Question: Tell Me About Yourself

The Opening — Setting the Scene — Three Steps to Crafting Your Inspiring Story Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde. Many interviews will start with the same prompt “Tell me about yourself.” Standard responses are along the lines of: “I studied (Major X) because I really wanted to make a differenceContinue reading “Interviews #1 The Opening Question: Tell Me About Yourself”

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together hereContinue reading “WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively”

The Old Dog Story and Thinking On the Spot

This Is an Old Story That Serves as a Modern-Day Reminder of How Impactful the Simple Act Of Breathing Is In Enabling Clarity of Thinking Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash An old dog starts chasing rabbits and, before long, discovers that he’s lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with theContinue reading “The Old Dog Story and Thinking On the Spot”