What’s the best way to change career or direction at work?

We’re working in a world where loyalty is what you get from a dog, and career certainty or job security is all but eroded. There are also so many more career choices “out there” that it is quite foreseeable that you will get bored in your job and decide to change career at some point. I don’t wish to over-simplify this – because it is not easy, although it can be exciting – but I think I can simplify it to 4...

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Where NOT to look for potential.

“Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.” Marilyn Ferguson Remember the movie “Groundhog Day”? That’s when Bill Murray’s character wakes up every morning and experiences the same day over and over again. His past equaled his future. Everything that happened to him yesterday happens to him again today. His life is utterly predictable. Fortunately our lives, endeavours and results...

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You’re never beaten until…

“You’re never beaten until you admit it.” George S. Patton When the British sprinter John Regis lined up at a Grand Prix meeting 200m start alongside Michael Johnson, Linford Christie and Namibia’s Frankie Frederiks, he figured he’d get 4th place. The starting gun sounded and 20 seconds later, Johnson had won and Regis finished behind Frederiks and Christie in 4th place. When he thought about it afterwards, he realized that he...

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10 Best Movie Quotes for a Job Interview

We’ve all been asked the same “How would you”, “Tell me about …” questions in job interviews. So with my stepson job-hunting, we’ve been talking a lot about interviews. Then I got thinking about a technique we sometimes use in business strategy sessions that also relates to the movie industry. Here are some movies with great lines to impress your prospective employer. “There is no certainty, only...

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