pay rise

Want a pay rise?

Want a pay rise? Few things are as nerve-racking as asking for a pay rise. But with the right words, you can make sure you’re putting your best foot forward when asking for more money. Once you’ve done all the prep work required to have the conversation, you can use this script for guidance on what to…

30 Seconds to Impress

30 Seconds to Impress A job interview can be a stressful situation for anybody. Interviews provide insight into how a person may “fit” into the employer’s organisation. An interviewee’s personal and professional demeanour will be scrutinised intuitively and/or deliberately by the interviewer. Believe it or not, a hiring decision may oftentimes be influenced by the…

seat on the board

Looking for a Seat on the Board ?

Seeking a Board Seat Now that you have the experience and broadened skill set of an executive MBA graduate, some of you are considering looking for a seat on the  Board. Whether it’s the next career challenge, the leadership opportunity, or the financial rewards, there’s a great deal to recommend reaching for that next step. Preparing…

Where do you see yourself in 10 years

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

How to answer: ‘Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?’ Think forward to 2030…where do you see yourself? For the optimists, perhaps you envisage yourself as a billionaire entrepreneur, caressing a coconut cocktail between bronzed hands, gazing at postcard views from behind gold-framed Ray-bans. Or, if you haven’t got a master plan to…

personal brand

Do I Really Need a Personal Brand?

Do I Really Need a Personal Brand? You’ve got a personal brand whether you want one or not CREDIT: Getty Images Today I’d like to share an exchange I had over email with a reader who responded to my recent article on Inc. about personal branding. The reader gave me permission to share it here. Dear…