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Women in Engineering – What’s the big deal?

Today is “International Women in Engineering Day” and this week, I had the pleasure of facilitating a Facet5 group session for Carillion Rail in Celebration of their first anniversary of SNOWE (Support Network for Operational Women in Engineering). SNOWE is the brainchild of Joan Murray (Managing Director, Carillion – TPS Schal Professional Services) and was conceived to provide female employees […]

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Why some people at work just don’t get on and what we can do to understand this

Chances are, if you work as part of a team, whether you are a line manager or member of a team, you will have experienced disagreements and challenges with colleagues at some point along the way. Sometimes, we just don’t see eye to eye with the people we work with and when we spend more time with our colleagues than […]

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Predict your Facet5 profile – which Facet5 family do you identify with?

Do you enjoy social occasions or do you find yourself making excuses when your colleagues invite you out for drinks after work?  Are you a fast decision maker, pushing ahead without consulting others or do you prefer to take a more consultative approach at work?  Are you a list maker who likes things completing in a particular order or are […]

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Being Exceptional

According to the Oxford English dictionary, the definition of exceptional is “unusually good; outstanding”. When I speak with people about their teams and their staff, there seems to be a big trend now around organisations needing their leaders and managers to be exceptional. That is, to be outstanding in all areas of their role, from managing people to delivering projects […]

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Personality and websites

Hello, and welcome to my new website.  I help people to get the most from their careers and help organisations to get the best from their staff.  After all, most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else so it is important that your team (and you) are in the right job. In my mind, personality is at […]

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Smartphones and stress

I have always enjoyed attending the annual Division of Occupational Psychology conference and haven’t missed one for the last five years. Both as a delegate and as an exhibitor it is great catching up with fellow Occ Psychs and last year was no exception. My colleague and I arrived on Wednesday morning and spent a busy day chatting with potential […]

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