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"Values" Blog Posts

June 8, 2022

Do You Work for an Ethical Business?

Many of us are scrutinizing our habits to try to live more ethically, and it isn't just our personal lives that are being evaluated under an ethical microscope – it's our working lives too. So, do you work for an ethical business?

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January 21, 2020

Managing Your Expectations – #MTtalk Roundup

Have your relationships ever suffered because of the expectations that you had of other people? Or maybe you made a premature move because of your career expectations and sabotaged your progress

November 12, 2019

What's Your Motive? - #MTtalk Roundup

Here's what happened in Friday's #MTtalk Twitter chat – about knowing your own motives, and understanding how they're perceived by others

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April 11, 2019

How Do You Take Pride at Work? – Your Top Tips!

What Does It Mean to Take Pride? Taking pride can mean different things to different people. For some, it's that feeling of satisfaction you get when a particular task's been achieved. For others, it's an ongoing commitment to high professional standards, even if the end products aren't always perfect. Pride can be based on definitive […]

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April 3, 2018

The Dangers of Willful Blindness at Work – #MTtalk Roundup

"You cannot fix a problem that you refuse to acknowledge." – Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril Choosing Not to See Think about how many people you know who wear glasses or contact lenses, or who have had ophthalmic surgery. Or the 20 million people worldwide every year who […]

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April 12, 2016

What Qualities Do You Look for in a Leader?

"Managers are people who do things right, leaders are people who do the right thing." – Warren Bennis, author and leadership expert. Chances are, you've experienced working with both good and bad leaders. You may have been inspired by a great leader's vision, and been motivated by his or her passion and commitment to achieving […]

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April 8, 2016

Who Can Afford to be Authentic?

Over a long and varied career, there have been occasions when I've been troubled by crises of conscience. They were the times when I wanted to march into the boss's office, deliver a scathing diatribe against the organization's behavior or culture, turn on my heel, and stalk out, never to return. But I didn't. I […]

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December 2, 2014

4 Things Small Businesses do Better Than Big Corporations

 I’ve long been a fan of Volkswagens. One of my earliest memories is of sitting on my father's knee, gripping the steering wheel of his sky blue VW Beetle, and making "vroom vroom" noises. When I was in my twenties, I bought a VW of my very own – a beautiful bay window camper. It […]

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October 21, 2014

Balancing Act

My house is a mess! I think of it as a lifestyle choice. It isn't one I’m proud of, but something had to give - and I never liked housework much anyway! The media is full of information about how to work smarter, be more efficient, find time for continuing professional development… But I’ve stretched […]

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