More and more women are choosing to go it alone and explore the world. Twice as many more than men. So it is interesting to note that the first woman to travel solo was a pilgrim named Egeria in 381AD. She woke up in her Galicia home and made a decision to make the journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land. However, she ended up walking half the world alone. It was the start of an inspiring line of women who made the choice to go it alone. Continue reading “A History of Solo Women’s Travel”
As children, we constantly asked questions to learn. What is this? Why is the sky blue? How does that work? We directed a constant stream of questions to our parents and adult figures in order to learn. However, as soon as we got to school all that stopped. We seemed to automatically trust the answers received from teachers, trusted leaders and those in positions of power. We no longer challenged why. Continue reading “Have we Lost the Ability to Question?”
It is that time of year again. The Christmas decorations begin to appear into office workstation. Employees start planning their additional extra curricular party activities. Often this involves lunches, dinners and after work drinks. Most organisations are also looking to make savings and the end of year Christmas party is usually the first victim of their budget. But don’t throw away the idea straight away because the office party has many benefits for long term success of your business. Continue reading “Why we still need the Office Christmas Party?”
Okay, so you have returned home and need to find a job. How do you present your overseas travel to employers? Last decade taking a year off to travel was seen as a career breaker. Today, it is the opposite and can actually help your career. Employers are slowly seeing the benefits to hiring someone with travel on their resume. Continue reading “Resume Writing for Travellers”
A blank gap on your resume raises eyebrows from recruitment managers. These gaps may be months or years where an applicant has not been in the traditional workplace.
Continue reading “How to Cover a Career Break?”
There are lots of meetings everyday whether it be for work, social or personal business. But how many of those meetings are really essential? Do you find yourself walking away from them with valuable information? Or are they just meetings for the sake of having meetings? If this is the case, then you should probably look for other methods to communicate information. Continue reading “Are Your Meetings Productive?”
There are many books on leadership, each quoting the secrets to great leadership. But many organisations are still struggling to find effective leaders. The authors of these books agree there is a difference between management and leadership. The audience of those same books struggle to put leadership into practice. So what makes a great leader? Continue reading “What Makes A Good Leader?”