get promoted

Not Getting Promoted?

Virtual Coaching Partners Co-Founder, Debbie-Goodman-Bhyat, shares her top tips for getting promoted.    One of the most common career complaints I hear is from professionals who feel that they’re getting overlooked for promotions, or not moving up the career ladder as quickly as they’d like. Here are a few quick

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Performance review

Performance Appraisals – Here’s how to win

It’s that time of year when your performance at work is being appraised. Your organisation may have some kind of formal appraisal structure, some boxes to tick, or some numbers to score. I’m not a huge fan of these kinds of performance reviews, but if it needs to be done,

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Recovery is King

In our fast paced, ever accelerating, must be busy all the time world, it seems that the collective and dominant response is to do more, go faster, reach higher and multi task while multi-tasking! And yet…And yet what works best, what reinvigorates, regenerates and refocuses our energy is Recovery. The

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Tom Wujec team work

Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team [Ted Talk]

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Watch the full Ted

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Gavin Shaskolsky

Gavin Shaskolsky: How Discomfort Breeds Success [Podcast]

“For me success comes down to this: If I know myself well, I can lead myself well.” – Gavin Shaskolsky In this Seedpod podcast, Virtual Coaching Partners Co-Founder, Gavin Shaskolsky, explains what drives him, what frightens him, and what inspires him.   About Gavin Gavin has been working as an

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Daily habits for success

Building Habits that Support your Success

Step-by-step plan for great daily habits   How you begin your day, manage your energy throughout it and then close out your day, all have a fundamental and direct impact on what you manage to achieve, and your energy levels. The following steps will help you identify the habits that

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Daily career exercises

10 Minute Daily Practice

Adapted from Peter Bregman Spend a few minutes each day strengthening your professional development with these questions and exercises. Morning 5 minutes: Ask: Which of my key priorities can I realistically accomplish today/this week? How much time will this activity take? Schedule the time in your calendar   Evening 5

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Defining success

Exercise: Defining Success

Adapted from Epiphany ( Traditionally, we define our success in terms of our professional lives. There are many different visions for a successful life, beyond our professional lives. Success may certainly be defined in terms of professional achievement, but it may take other forms. Examples of other definitions could be:

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Body language

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are [Ted Talk]

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our

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Career purpose and meaning

The 21 Day Challenge: Finding Purpose & Meaning

Based on Ted Talk by Shawn Achor   Over the next 21 days experiment with the following 5 core practices that have been proven through definitive research to increase your levels of wellbeing, happiness, productivity, meaning and purpose in the world. Keep a journal of your learnings, experiences and reflections.

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Personal brand and vision

Exercise: Developing your Personal Vision

Adapted from Resonant Leadership and Co-Active coaching   Introduction:   A personal vision is the deepest expression of what we want in life. It is a description of our preferred future, not a prediction of what will be. In this sense, your personal vision should describe what kind of person

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Leadership brand

Steps for Developing your Leadership Brand

Self-Reflection What are the core values which I aim to demonstrate in my leadership? What do I stand for as a leader/person? What am I here to do in the world? What defines my current leadership presence/brand? (How would others describe me?)How would I like to shift and evolve my

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Journaling exercises

Journaling Exercises

Download the journaling exercises below. 10-Minute Daily Practice Key questions to consider 90-Day Quick Change Plan Sharp, swift focus on one key thing you most want to change Defining Success What signifies success to YOU? Getting in the Zone Daily practice for focus and prioritisation Key Priorities Worksheet Identify and

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