How To Be An Influential Everyday Leader

The word leader is often associated with seniority, job roles, and positions in a hierarchy. There is also the assumption by some people that leaders are born rather than made. It can suggest that the idea of leading is only for a chosen few. Yet, from my experience, we all have the potential to be an influential [...]

Freelancing As A Student: Why These Myths Are Not True

As a student, when I let people know I’m also freelancing as a writer, they often don’t take me seriously. However, it’s becoming a more common choice for millennials to work for themselves and to steer away from the standard 9-5 job. The jokes about being unemployed and sleeping all day are just myths and [...]

By |2018-10-22T09:34:57+00:00October 21st, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Help! I’m an Introvert, Get Me Out Of Here

Do you struggle as an introvert to promote yourself in today's competitive and networked work environment? If so, this post offers five ways to help you build your confidence and be more at ease with the demands of an extroverted world. The idea of self-promotion tends to be anathema to an introvert. Often, it frightens [...]

By |2018-10-14T11:17:27+00:00October 14th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Career Bliss: How to Avoid Sabotaging Yourself (Podcast)

Career bliss? No, it's not La-La land, but something that Sabrina Ali of make.believe.for real. understands better than most. Based in Canada, she is a wonderful career counselor and writer for professionals under 40. So, I'm extremely grateful to her for sharing her insights and wisdom in this post. Please take time out of your [...]

By |2018-10-07T13:12:26+00:00October 7th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Apply Neuroscience and Encourage High Trust

Trust is in short supply these days. Just ask disengaged employees or disillusioned job seekers. So, how do you encourage it as a leader or manager? As a job seeker, how do you know if a potential employer has a culture of trust? This post looks at helpful advances in neuroscience and how you can [...]

What Role Is For You In The Fashion Industry?

Have you considered taking on a career in fashion after education? There is a wide range of options available aside from the obvious ones like designers and models. From a career in fashion-related finance to discovering a role in communications, the opportunities are varied. Read on as providers of costume design courses, The Northern School [...]

By |2018-10-08T12:21:02+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Work-Related Expenses: Are They Costing You a Fortune?

A new study from CV-Library reveals that the average Brit spends £205 a month on work-related expenses, including lunch, commuting and stationary. That’s equivalent to £2,460 a year! Do you think that's fair? How much does location make a difference? Learning to Leap explores the findings and hears from Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library. [...]

By |2018-09-16T10:09:17+00:00September 16th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

CV Problems? Here Are 10 Ways To Impress an SME

Your CV or resume can lead to your dream job. So you want it to make a big impact when recruiters and SME owners get round to seeing what your skill set is. Here are 10 ways to ensure you’ve got the best chance of landing an interview. 1. Update your design If you’re still [...]

By |2018-09-09T15:52:54+00:00September 9th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|2 Comments

Lack Experience? How to Show Your Potential to Employers

You decide to go for a job you really, really want. Thankfully, you get through the initial hurdle of CV or online application. Now you worry that you lack experience at the level for which you are applying. That old friend, imposter syndrome, pays a visit chipping away at your self-confidence. Other people will have more [...]

By |2018-09-02T09:16:56+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Graduate Entrepreneur? How to Boost Your Learning

If you are one of the 25% of UK students (45% in the US) planning to start their own business after graduating, you may be asking yourself, where do I start? This post shares tips and resources for the budding graduate entrepreneur. An essential step for getting your business off the ground is to invest [...]

By |2018-08-19T15:04:14+00:00August 19th, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Career Progress: What Is The Political Style You Prefer?

In this three-part blog series on career planning and management, we have already looked at career stage and career direction. Finally, to help your career progress, we consider the political style you prefer to manage your personal brand and navigate conflict in your organisation. What's your preference and how effective is it? What might you need [...]

By |2018-08-12T09:00:47+00:00August 12th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

New Dawn For Career Opportunities in the Automotive Industry?

What are your perceptions of working in the automotive industry? You might think it's filled with middle-aged men in suits working at your local car dealership. Maybe, you know someone's son who works as an apprentice mechanic. Perhaps, Top Gear is your reference point. Whatever your preconceptions, how vehicles are manufactured, bought and sold is changing radically [...]

Career Direction: How Do You Choose in a VUCA World?

How do you decide on the career direction for you when the world of work is so volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA)? Increasingly, it's tough when job roles are disappearing because of technology change and when new ones appear quicker than ever. This post explores four career directions to help you reflect on your current [...]

By |2018-07-29T10:46:59+00:00July 29th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Career Stage: Are You Where You Want To Be?

Increasingly, with jobs and careers today, it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it ♫. The career paradigm is changing from employment to employability security. It forces us to seek constant growth and professional re-development, aka lifewide and lifelong learning. These drivers apply to us all. Yet, some songs remain the same. [...]

By |2018-07-22T19:02:09+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Own the Process: How to Achieve Success like Gareth

Often, business likes to identify learning from the world of sport. The emotional peaks and troughs are rich pickings. Sometimes people dismiss sport as too different from business and the world of work. The analogies don't work, they say. It seems to me that the England football manager, Gareth Southgate, is reversing the trend and [...]

How to Re-Calibrate Your Attention To Be More Creative

Attention deficit is rife in daily life. Competition for our attention assails us from all directions. And that's a barrier to being creative, our wellbeing, and our capacity to grow. Understanding the true nature of attention will help. The attention paradox Here's a strange paradox about attention, beautifully captured by the French philosopher and teacher, Simone Weil. [...]

By |2018-07-08T09:54:07+00:00July 8th, 2018|Professionals|0 Comments

How to Hold a Brilliant One-to-One with Your Manager

Conversations about your performance are a given if you are an employee. You are hired to do a job and your employer wants assurance they made the right decision. They want you to succeed and grow in return for your valuable contribution. However, the quality, frequency, and format of performance conversations vary widely in the workplace. [...]

By |2018-07-01T12:35:05+00:00July 1st, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

5 Ways to Make the Most of Mentorship

One of the main reasons for seeking mentorship is to help further your career. While it’s likely this will be someone that you work with, it could also be a friend, family member or ex-colleague that you admire because of their achievements. Here are five ways to create a mutually beneficial relationship, so you make [...]

By |2018-06-10T08:57:27+00:00June 10th, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Businesswomen on the Rise: Positive Trends in the UK

The latest findings on the reasons that prevent women getting into FTSE350 boardrooms are depressingly familiar and shameful. Nevertheless, the shift towards self-employment, freelancing and independent working is having an impact on gender equality in the UK. The direction of travel is positive as the gap between the number of businessmen and businesswomen is closing. This [...]

By |2018-06-03T11:27:35+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

Goals: How to Reach for the Stars (and Go Again)

When the captain of Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, held aloft the Premier League Champion's trophy this year, his euphoria and joy were a sight to behold. What's your equivalent? Have you experienced an exhilarating and emotional peak moment in your life? This post looks at the pros and cons of goals - what goals mean for you, [...]

By |2018-05-28T12:30:28+00:00May 28th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments