Harrier Careers Blog
According to a recent survey of more than 6,000 people in 12 countries regarding effective leadership and communication – and the intrinsic link between the two – the world is demanding leadership at the speed of now.
Not surprisingly, the current global volatility and rapid change means that situations and opportunities are often outpacing the speed of communication, forward thinking and leadership response in today’s organisations. Continue reading “Are you leading at the speed of now?” »
Have you ever stopped to consider what it is you specifically like and don’t like about your job? Reality is – we all have elements we don’t like. But how do you ensure your job has much more of the stuff you do enjoy?
Consider creating a list of the top three to five non-negotiable job ‘satisfaction’ ingredients – those elements of your work life that you know you must have in order to be happy.
Continue reading “What are the Ingredients for a Successful Career?” »
For some, there is. It’s walking into a networking event or function and not knowing anyone there. Some find it far more intimidating to have to integrate into a discussion, or to introduce themselves to perfect strangers in this type of setting than they do speaking in front of an audience or group.
You are not alone – it’s common for people to hunt in packs at networking events. In other words, go with someone they know – a safety net. Unfortunately, this often means you end up spending the entire time speaking with the person you already know and you miss any opportunity to meet new people and to expand your network. Even worse, this fear can mean you avoid attending networking events altogether.
Continue reading “Is there anything worse than public speaking?” »
With so many online social networking sites available at our finger tips, it’s not hard to fall into the trap of networking only through your keyboard.
It’s also often difficult to expand one’s network – or even foster the current one – when life is busy and it doesn’t seem such a priority……until, of course, you find yourself unemployed, or seeking that next career move, or just generally needing advice or information.
During this period of economic downturn and job loss, we see many colleagues suffer as a result of not having a network.
Continue reading “Networking is a contact sport!” »