I've just finished a fascinating read: 'The Art of Thinking Clearly' written by Rolf Dobelli. It covers 99 thinking shortcuts (biases, fallacies and illusions) that pose a threat to your decision-making. In this post, I share the key points that stood out to me and explain why this is a must-read for all professionals who want to make more conscious decisions.
Has it been a while since you’ve had an interview? Do you hate being put on the spot to talk about yourself for an hour to strangers? Are you worried about embarrassing yourself by not being able to answer a question? Or worse, starting to answer a question and having no idea where you’re going with it? In this post, I talk about different ways to improve your confidence so that your nerves don't get in the way of your next big opportunity!
In this post, I write about getting to grips with receiving and using constructive feedback maturely, while keeping your dignity and professionalism intact.
In this post, I talk about risk, how to manage it and how to apply risk mitigation to the work you do and your career trajectory.
Being in between jobs can sometimes feel like your career has been paused. In this post, I talk about the things avid doers can do to continue their professional development until they find work again.
Professional credibility sits at the core of any person, in any profession, and acts as your career’s reputation. If you're looking for ways to establish, or even build on your professional credibility, take a look at this post where I explain how this can be done in just two steps.
One of the best ways to improve your verbal communication is recording yourself and watching it back. In my first video post, I share the benefits of recording yourself and tips on improving your confidence with your verbal communication.
When you come to realise you’ve steered off course from your career or development goals, you might want to consider if your efforts have gone askew, or if your goal has evolved into something else without you realising. In this post I talk about what you can do to determine this and what to do about it.
Having figured out how to handle your multiple interests, the sort of work culture you want to work in, and what motivates you professionally, I talk about how to combine these to form a job litmus paper test to help you steer yourself towards job satisfaction.
Knowing what motivates you in terms of your career and professional life helps you align your actions and behaviours to what you really want - even if you don't know what sort of job you want to do. Learn how to assess yourself in order to get closer to job satisfaction.