4 Powerful Steps For An Intrapreneurial Mind And Skill Set

Businesses, no matter the shape and size, thrive from identifying new innovations to resolve pain points, but this doesn’t mean funding will be handed to anyone with an idea. Without an intrapreneurial mind and skill set, you will struggle to convince your company's main powerhouses (board members, shareholders, directors) to support and sign-off on the [...]

Discrimination: What Can You Do As An Employee?

As an employee, it's a horrible experience to feel discriminated against at work. Too often, people going through this don't know if they should or can do something about it. Even if they do, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging. Discrimination at work cases can have a severe impact on everyone involved. [...]

Toxic Work Relationship? How to Prevent And Put Out Fires

You go to a meeting and your boss humiliates you in front of your colleagues. Members of your team are talking negatively behind your back and spreading gossip. You're about to start a new management role in the organisation and you're already hearing that people would prefer their old boss. Other people are 'difficult'. Do [...]

Are You Considering A Career In The Jewellery Industry?

The UK jewellery industry currently employs over 55,000 people in over 16,000 businesses. This post is for you if you're thinking of joining them and outlines some of the different roles in the sector. From goldsmiths to CAD designers creating stunning pieces like wedding rings and necklaces, read on as we look at the various [...]

By |2019-05-19T10:34:26+01:00May 19th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Engage and Lead Your First Technical Team

Leading and managing a team in the innovative and complex tech sector is an exciting opportunity. However, it's not without its challenges. If you're responsible for your first technical team, what helps to be an engaging manager and leader? In fact, almost half of new managers say they feel unprepared for the role, with 87% [...]

(VIDEO) Why Mentoring is the Secret to Career Success

Mentoring is a highly effective tool for professional and personal development. It's a fantastic way to gain insights into where you want to be and how you can get there. Check out the video below. As Zig Ziglar once said A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else [...]

By |2019-04-14T08:31:19+01:00April 14th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Challenge Negative Thoughts For Better Balance

When you find a job and career that works for you, it's great for your wellbeing and mental health. Yet, many people will suffer at times in their lives in poor jobs, difficult work environments, and career tramlines with a corrosive effect on wellbeing. If you're in that place right now, here’s a 9-point plan devised [...]

By |2019-04-07T13:33:13+01:00April 7th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Top 12 Learning to Leap Blog Posts 2018

My top 12 blog posts 2018 are a combination of the most shared ones and personal favourites. They were published either on my website or as guest blogs on other platforms. This year, I will be writing less but still publishing quality guest posts, so keep them coming. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as [...]

How to Ensure You Follow Through on Your Intentions

Not everyone can afford to pay for a coach to help them with their life and work challenges. What can you do for yourself instead? After all, whatever your choice it's still down to you to act! How can you get the benefit of helpful questions to prompt your thinking and build in accountability for [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:42:58+01:00December 14th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Combat the Workplace Loneliness Epidemic

People in any profession and at all levels can suffer from isolation at work. Those in senior roles often carry huge amounts of responsibility and can feel like the only person with the answers. Interns may struggle to integrate and long-standing employees often feel disengaged. What can managers do about workplace loneliness and enhance team [...]

By |2018-12-09T12:37:14+01:00December 9th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

Recent Graduate? How to Get a Grip of Your Finances

Are you a UK graduate still carrying the burden of huge debts after studying in one of the most expensive further education systems in the world? Here are several ways to help get a grip on your finances through effective budgeting. The debt challenge In 2012, student fees trebled to £9,000 a year and maintenance [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:10:42+01:00November 27th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|1 Comment

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 [...]

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+01:00October 14th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|2 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+01:00October 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 [...]

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+01:00September 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+01:00September 9th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|3 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+01:00September 2nd, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|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+01:00August 12th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments