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'Making the big leap to management' as featured in the Sunday Business Post 'Career Moves' section

Enjoyed writing this piece for the Sunday Business Post, 'Career Moves' section.

'Making the big leap to management'

Creating a good momentum within the first few weeks in a new management role is critical, small strategic action steps in the short term can make a significant impact on long term goals and quality of results. Often new managers, struggle with a number of aspects including, getting up to speed with the company culture, understanding departmental processes, diagnosing current challenges and long-term opportunities for the organisation. The first 3-6 months are a crucial period in establishing yourself as a credible and influential leader within the organization and gaining the respect and support of your team. How you handle both yourself and key relationships plays a big factor in management success or failure.
The team dynamics change and it’s important you make the transition from peer to manager as smooth as possible to engage your team and maintain co…

Interview Preparation - Don't leave it to the last minute!

'Hi Louise, I've an interview tomorrow morning would you have an appointment available?.... is a frequent request I receive for interview preparation, often at the last minute. Of course I try to accommodate people where possible, however we all know cramming before an important event doesn't always produce the desired results! Albeit many of my clients still succeeded at interview within 24hrs of an appointment, I do however encourage people to get in touch with sufficient time to fully utilise the coaching tools & techniques well in advance of the interview - Preparation is key!

Think about it - what did it take for you to become highly skilled, in any aspect of your career and life so far? Generally a lot of preparation and consistently practicing the skill to finally become proficient, reaching what we call an 'unconscious competence' in your ability. Through consistent preparation and practicing the task at hand, you probably reached a point where you no l…

'A brand called 'You' ....Evening Herald Personal Branding Feature