"I think I have historically undervalued what is an innate strength of mine: the people side of data and analytics. I never realized or much valued intuition and emotional intelligence. To me, I thought the technical skills mattered more. And yet there is so much about power, politics, and resistance to change that hold our industry back, so these people skills are critical for true success." - Cindi Howson (BI Scorecard) -
Check out our recent interview with Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at Thoughtspot to learn more about her journey to to CDSO and why our WID Leadership team view her as a role model and inspiration. -
Negotiation Skills are Life Skills and are Imperative to Success in both Public and Private life. This is a trademark workshop for Aspire Training & Consulting, Pakistan. The workshop is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to be successful in life. Contact us for more details!
We are proud to have recently celebrated #PMI50 with some of our new 2019 @pmi_singapore_chapter Members during Orientation. This milestone 50th anniversary of @pmi_org is a time to reflect on the achievements of project managers and recognise the progress that the profession as a whole has made. We can also make a difference in the world together. You are still welcome to pledge your service hours on www.pmi.org/anniversary
PMI doubled (and met) the original pledge goal to contribute 100,000 volunteer hours to advance causes aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. You can read more on SDGs here: https://lnkd.in/eFMNYSQ
For volunteering opportunities with this Chapter, please visit http://vrms.pmi.org/
INTERVIEW DAY 🥇
..& nailed it! Today I interviewed people for the very first time! Alongside Charlotte (Human Resources, MMUH) & Professor Ciaran Meegan (Head of Pharmacy Services, MMUH) I experienced life on the opposite side of the table. The power side. The side that asks you questions, listens and decides your employment faith. I have to admit, I felt super cool today. This year has been an incredible year of career progression and countless opportunities.
Thank you Prof Meegan for always mentoring and leading me onto this path of success. .
Onto round two of interviews tomorrow! .
This Workshop is like a Crash Course on Financial and Management Accounting and Covers all the Fundamental Concepts which help a Manager understand the Financial Implications of his/her Managerial Decisions. It is a necessary workshop for all those who wish to attain General Managerial Competency. Contact us for more details!
“Servant Leadership”, a model developed by Robert K. Greenleaf has been brought to the Pakistani Market by Aspire Training & Consulting. Join us in this interesting Workshop, where we discuss the Similarities and Contrasts of the Servant Leadership Model with the Conventional Leadership Model. The critical roles of Self-awareness, Humility, Integrity, Foresight etc. will all be discussed at great lengths! Contact us for more details!
Do you have warehouse experience and are looking for a new opportunity in Bedford?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Warehouse Operatives🌟
❗£8.21 to £10.02 per hour
❗Based in Bedford
❗Various shifts available
Do you have experience working in a bar/hospitality environment?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Experienced Bar Staff🌟
❗Based in Milton Keynes
❗Ad-hoc Temp Role
❗£8.21 per hour
❗Saturday 7th December
❗3pm to Finish
❗MUST be over 18 years of age
❗Good standard of spoken English essential
Can you consider working on an annualised hours contract basis?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Warehouse Operative/Forklift Driver🌟
❗Temporary to Permanent Role
❗Based in Huntingdon
❗MUST have a forklift licence
❗However core hours are 9am to 4pm
❗You will need to be numerate with a strong attention to detail and good communication skills to liaise with internal team members
Please send your CV to email@example.com
For further info please check our website or call our branch on 01480-459141
🔥BIGGLESWADE JOB OF THE WEEK🔥
Are you highly organised and effective at managing limited resources?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Minor Projects Programme Manager🌟
❗Based near Shefford
❗Ongoing Temporary role
❗£47.30 per hour
❗Monday to Friday
❗8am to 5pm
❗Excellent AutoCAD skills required
❗The ability to produce drawings using traditional methods is essential
Too often parents feel they have to choose between being a good parent and a fulfilling leadership career.
At Leaders Plus we exist to change this.
Our award-winning Fellowship Programme has been designed to help you continue to progress your career, whilst at the same time enjoying your little one.
You’ll get access to an external peer support network, high-quality training and mentoring and a range of inspiring role models.
Plus babies are welcome at all events!
Our application window for the 2020 cohort is now open. You can find out more information, including how to download the application details via the Fellowship link in our bio.
1 year in the company, and she is the talent manager now for the last 1 year.
Victoria Parikian, is a great role model 🦸♀️ to inspire us all on how to transform our careers and work towards it. ➡️➡️ She started an office coordinator and worked through building the startup, understood the core values of the org, the culture they want to build up on, and now she is using it all at it's best as a talent manager to hire at @himamaapp!
If luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, how do you prepare?
Find out what four things you need to keep in mind to prepare the RIGHT way for opportunities when they come along.
This is video 3 of 4 in the How to Get Lucky IGTV series.
For more career advice and tips
Guys I could have screamed 🥺❤️ to hear my Manager say that she can now confirm my appointment is the best news I’ve had for a little while.
She also spoke about career progression and feels that I’m more than ready for the challenge (bit scary) 😳 but I guess it means a pay rise which means reaching my savings goals a little quicker.
Been a crappy mental health week but this news made my day feel a lot less grey 💕 #goodnews#ukdebtfreecommunity#debtfreecommunityuk#savinggoals#careerprogression#ohhappyday
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At times, studying can be difficult and can cause a high amount of stress, whether it is a short course, a language class or a university degree 🎓
In order to cope with it, you need to acknowledge the hard path you're taking alongside the difficult feelings that might arise. Do not get discouraged, and do not run away. There are many ways you can keep up with your deadlines, have a job and even maintain a family. Some of us did it ourselves! 😊
Here are 3 of our favourite ways which kept us motivated: ✔️ Understand your studying style - what keeps you focused? It could be a quiet place, music or even a strong coffee. Find the right environment and tools that make you feel comfortable!
✔️ Prioritise the most important things - focus on one task at a time in order to avoid multitasking. One of the most important things would be the earliest deadline, for instance.
✔️ Don't be hard on yourself - everyone has a different way of studying so you shouldn't question your abilities or compare yourself to others.
Remember, studying will take you out of your comfort zone, but that is exactly where the magic happens, and the feeling you will get at the end will be rewarding ✨
We believe the foundation of your future career starts with education 📚
Career Tree 🌳
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Today we are celebrating the success of one of our senior managers who was promoted to Hotel General Manager with P&O Cruises in 2019.
Lash Tech Tutorials is my online mentoring program, jam packed with advice and videos on health and safely, beginner support, styling, advanced techniques, business. Membership includes:
- Lifetime access to the online platform
- Access to secret facebook chat group
- Written and visual lashing guides
- Step-by-Step tutorials
- How to build your business
- Photography advice
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Lifetime membership is just £125 (+VAT if applicable) or £10 (+VAT if applicable) per month for 18months
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Leadership & Vulnerability
If you’re not ready to become vulnerable, you are not ready to become a Leader.
Leaders connect to the people they lead.
Vulnerability is not about being taken advantage of or exposing yourself to be manipulated by your employees or clients. It’s more about willing to take the first step in building effective and meaningful relationships with them.
Leaders make the first move and take the first step, afraid or not!
When we think of ourselves as too important we care less about the people we have the opportunity to lead.
People don’t care much about what you know until they know how much you care.
We can’t take people to where they ought to be until we know where they are. And to know where they are Leaders build the bridge to where their employees and clients are.
That takes a lot of courage.
No vulnerability without courage.
They make the first move and to do that means vulnerability in its true sense.
Would you like me to help you develop your leadership skills and influence?
Together we take the first step to advancing our nursing careers. We completed the LPN-BSN program at University of Phoenix. Today we take it a step further by braving our doubts, taking action, and having a leap of faith to push the limits... BSN-MSN here we go!
12.3.19 First Day of Class towards a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Administration:
NSG/511 Contemporary Nursing Practice 📚💻 If you can DREAM it you can ACHIEVE it 💫
Laptops 💻 ✔️
and some RN girl power ✔️
Micaela, Darlene, and Megan 💕
IT'S BRUTAL WEDNESDAY// That means you shut your fingers in your car door, the postman delivered your Black Friday parcels to the wrong address, and your computer has decided to spontaneously upgrade and there is still 2 hours until it completes. Never fear. When life gives you lemons, go chat up your cute neighbour and get your dang mail back.
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😁 CLARITY & ENERGY - THE BEST CAREER BOOSTING TOOLS! 😁
I used to constantly wish for more TIME. I had so much to do and didn't know how I would get it all done. As soon as I crossed something off my list (I love lists!!) I had another 2 jobs to add.
I spend a lot of time working on my time management skills.😂 While that's important it wasn't the key for me.
What worked for me was to gain CLARITY on my values, strengths and goals and align my life to these. It improved my enjoyment at work and as my health started improving my energy levels meant I was more productive and effective at achieving my goals. Win-Win!! 👏👏👏👏 Using mindset, personalised nutrition and enjoyable movement means you are more successful and gain greater joy from all areas of your life. If you think its time to gain CLARITY & ENERGY with less stress and get back to LOVING life send me a message. X Liz 🙏🥰
The Aspire Special Workshop Series covers a variety of Topics which are aimed at Imparting General Management Skills AKA “Life Skills”, to its attendees. The Workshops are designed to be suitable for Everyone at Every Level, from Young Men and Women who have just Graduated from Universities to Middle Managers, and even Senior Managers. Our True Commitment of “Up Skilling Pakistan” is reflected in this Special Training Series. Contact us for more details!
Learn something new in 2020! With a shiny new year fast approaching, there are plenty of new things to learn and lots of ways to go about learning them.
From higher education and professional courses in accountancy, human resources and marketing, to leisure courses in photography, mindfulness and beauty therapy, we have a number of courses starting in the new year to match your ambitions.
Do you have a HNC in Production Engineering?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Production Engineer🌟
❗Based in Bedford
❗£30,000 to £40,000 per year
❗Monday to Friday
❗Office Hours 37 a week
❗Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of metal cutting, turning and milling/drilling required
❗Must be competent in programming CNC machine tools, using CAM
Do you have a Marketing degree and experience of using Photoshop and Indesign software?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Marketing Executive🌟
❗Based in Central Milton Keynes
❗Salary Varies D.O.E.
❗MUST have Design Experience
❗A minimum of 3 years B2B marketing experience required
❗Strong background of delivering creative campaigns essential and examples will be required
❗A good understanding of social media platforms, both for creating and promoting campaigns essential
Are you a team player who is also comfortable working under your own initiative?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Claims Handler🌟
❗Based in Huntingdon
❗£18,000 per year +BONUS!
❗Monday to Friday
❗37.5 hours a week between the hours of 8am to 6:15pm
❗Good computer skills including data entry essential
❗Must be an effective communicator with a great telephone manner and the ability to build rapport quickly
Do you have an engineering background and are proficient in the use of AutoCAD?
This could be the role for you! 🌟Design Engineer🌟
❗Based in Sandy
❗£30,000 to £50,000 per year
❗The ability to work independently and within a team is required
❗Must be experienced in the use of Solid Modelling design software (preferably Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks but similar would be considered)
❗The ability be to meet deadlines essential
Our top recruitment tip for 2020? MAKE IT PRIVATE. Everything. You. Post. Publicly. Is. Fair. Game.
A potential employer will absolutely check your socials to make sure you are the right fit (and not a liability) for their brand.
👣 YOUR CAREER PATH 👣
Do you have the right qualifications and experiences? Is it right for you? How do you know?
A career doesn't need to be a life defining decision. Some people instinctively know if they're on the right path, others don't, and that's okay!
The thought of beginning at the bottom of a new career and being years away from reaching the top is daunting, But it's important to remember that a job is better suited to you if you care more about enjoying the journey, than you are about reaching the destination. 🗺️
If a new career is on the cards for you, here are some considerations that are worth mapping out before you take the leap!
👛 CHANGE IN LIFESTYLE👛
As with any career switch, this could come with a significant pay cut, meaning your lifestyle as you know it could change. Is your career high enough on your priority list, that you'd be willing to sacrifice some luxuries?
💼 WORKING AND LEANING 📚
A new career path does sometimes mean getting a whole new education too. You may need to take a few courses or work towards some sort of accreditation to succeed in your chosen field. Do you research on what this entails and how much it could cost.
♥️ WILL IT MAKE YOU HAPPY? ♥️
Think about WHY you're even thinking about changing careers in the first place. Is it because you've discovered your passion, or because you just want to leave your current job? Before you take the leap, talk it out with someone to help confirm if you're doing it for the right reasons.
Has anyone taken the leap already and made that big career change? Would love to hear about your experience in the comments! 👇
📍 Location: Greenwich @grind 📍
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Have you set your goals recently? How would you fill this out? Let me know in the comments.
We are coming to the end of the year and this is the perfect time to start setting new goals and creating your plan and strategy around finding your dream work from home position.
To create your plan and/or strategy, you need to know:
What type of company do you want to work for?
Does that company support work from home employees?
What type of position would you be best suited for?
How will you market yourself as the employee of choice?
I will be covering how to answer or find the answers to these questions over the couple of days to help you create and execute your plan to land your first or next work from home position.
I've been slacking on the school updates lately... but we are kicking off week 7 today! 🙌🏻
All of our graded assignments that go towards our course GPA are completed & we are prepping for our STX (Situational Training Exercise) which will start tomorrow morning.
I'm sitting happy with an overall average of 98% and mostly just ready to get the last few things over with so I can go home 🤷🏻♀️
Only 8 days left until graduation! 🇺🇸
Great energy in the room and a fantastic audience indeed.
For those who may be interested. The Do It Now challenge
This is very simple.
It’s for 30days
You simply repeat the words “Do it now” 50 times in the morning and at night for 30days.
This experiment has been proven to raise your sense of urgency to a point where you take action and overcome procrastination.
You know those little gremlins that whisper in your ear from time to time especially when you plan to do something....Somehow it manages to convince you to push what you need to do to later, to avoid taking care of business and to focus on secondary activities.
The do it now challenge is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to up the ante and take action daily.
If you want to join in and begin this challenge click the link below.
It’s completely open to all and completely free too.
Come join me and Mark as we do this daily.
We are currently on day 11 now so come join in. #DOITNOW
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‘Workplace mental health is such a big passion of mine and creating work places which are mentally healthy can form an incredibly healing part of our journey.’
This week in the tenth and final episode of Series One of our Leaders With Babies podcast, Verena talks to @poppyjaman OBE, CEO and founding member of City Mental Health Alliance.
Poppy openly shares her own struggle with post natal depression in her early 20s and how through that challenging period she founded and led one of the most successful and fastest growing mental health CIC’s in the U.K.
There’s important discussion on managing workload overwhelm as a leader balancing a career with young children, plus why it’s crucial that we create work places which are mentally healthy at their core.
Thank you Poppy for your candidness, you’re a real inspiration.
Head to the link in our bio or search ‘Leaders With Babies’ on your preferred podcast platform.
Please also rate and subscribe and if you can, do share with any friends or colleagues who might be interested in the content.
This was an actual headline for an article in the @financialtimes this week. But about mothers of course.
The challenge is, as the data reveals, this question remains real for many women. But it shouldn’t - this is about a broken system.
Thanks to #manwhohasitall for calling out the the double standard.
Last night I was watching @lifecoachesrock IG Live and it's as if she was speaking to me directly.
She said if God has told you to do it just BELIEVE and OBEY! Yes there might be circumstances that physically make it seem impossible but your ONLY job is to believe and obey, everything else will get in alignment.
Imagine your doubts, fears, physical problems as snakes. Snakes don't generate their own heat and will eventually die if taken to high altitudes. Whenever you feel discouraged etc speak to God, constantly operate at a higher altitude so that the snakes in your life die.
Who wishes a mentor would show up and become the guiding light in their career 🙋🏻♀️
REAL TALK: I thought mentors were unicorns 🦄 that didn’t exist for YEARS in my career. Until I finally realized, I’d actually had mentors all along… on the blog today I’ve partnered with @fortefoundation [ad] to break down 4 of the most common *and unexpected* mentors you’ll likely come across in your career! Click the link in my bio to read 👉 @theconfusedmillennial ✨
Have you had a mentor? Were any of them crazy unlikely? Mine was probably the boss that cried in my arms 🤷🏻♀️ (more on that in the blog post though lol) 😉 #mymentorstory
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The limit does not exist. 🙌⠀
At the start of 2018 I made candy for a living. In June 2018 I joined Finder as a Junior Front-End Developer. This week I was promoted to Engineer! 🎉⠀
This was a goal I‘ve been working really hard towards and had it on my list of things to achieve in 2020 so you can imagine my surprise when I heard the news. Pretty sure I just sat there shocked not knowing how to respond for a few minutes! 😂 ⠀
I’ve never worked in a job before where promotions were a thing so it was a pretty overwhelming feeling to experience it for the first time. ⠀
I’m so proud of myself, but also so grateful for the support I’ve had from my team. I couldn’t have learnt and grown so much without them. I’m so excited for this next step in my career and it was such a great reminder of what I can achieve! 💕 Now to work out my next big goal!
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Throwing it back to just a few weeks ago when I wasn't so damn exhausted 😴 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Week 1 is kicking my a$$ with early mornings, long days, an overload of information, a quiz, a test and just generally acclimating to a new environment & people. #introvertprobs 🙈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But I'm powering through & determined to be successful in this endeavor 💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thursdaythrowback#beautifulbadass
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My colleague Calum has never been more motivated in his life. But in case you have a colleague that needs a bit more love, I’ve got some thoughts around how you can motivate people (or yourself) at work! 😁
1️⃣ Open up the conversation (outside of a work scenario). Get people out of the office one on one and ask real questions. It's almost impossible to get real, personal answers from people when they're in work mode.
2️⃣ Find out what drives them and if it's money, that's a red flag. There has to be something that drives them besides the pay cheque. What do they care about. That'll tell you a lot about what will motivate them.
3️⃣ Shake things up. This is the quick fix that often can help (at least in the short term). Sometimes people start to feel unmotivated because they're bored, or stressed, or tired. Sometimes if you introduce something new (sign them up for a course, facilitate a workshop, switch up how you do meetings) it can make all the difference.
Feeling motivated at work is a massive part of being and staying happy in your job. If it's YOU who's feeling unmotivated, then try doing or suggesting these things to your manager. Take charge of your work life, it's a big part of your day. Alright, that's all. 💕
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Как долго слишком долго? / How long is too long?
Сегодня исполняется 12 лет c тех спор, как я устроилась на работу в компанию, в которой я сейчас работаю👩💻. Сам по себе это немалый срок, но для меня это практически (за исключением 10 первых месяцев после переезда) вся профессиональная жизнь в Великобритании.
Должна признаться, что таких динозавров я немного встречала, особенно в нашем бизнесе. Многие британцы скачут с места на место, меняя компании, и при этом каждый раз переходя на ступеньку выше по карьерной лестнице. Так и строят карьеру.
Бытует мнение, что засидевшись в одной компании, вы наносите себе урон в смысле привлекательности для последующего работодателя. С другой стороны, есть люди, которые считают, что ваша верность компании и постоянство покажутся хорошими качествами и добавят шансов при трудоустройстве.
А как вы думаете, лучше быть яблоней🌸, цветущей и плодоносящей из года в год на одном и том же месте или тюльпаном🌷, который нужно пересаживать каждые несколько лет для лучшего цветения. Вы яблоня или тюльпан😊?