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Sometimes, you can go a whole day feeling like there is a swarm of bees buzzing about inside your head. The bees are slightly annoyed but not quite kicking off. Incidentally, that’s how you know they’re bees and not wasps – ever so polite but really quite narked. Whatever you try and put your mind...
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Hooray! We’ve all survived Black Friday. Hopefully your credit card limit is intact. Only a few more weeks of red stickers and offers and then we’re through the mad season of festive marketing. Right now, it feels like everything is engineered to get us to spend money on stuff. It’s good for the economy (for...
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The Michael Page and Northern Power Women Cross-Sector Mentoring Programme has launched with a networking event at BNY Mellon in Manchester on 12th November. The programme aims to build connections between a mentor and mentee from different sectors around the North, forming successful relationships and encouraging personal and professional growth. We spoke to NPW founder...
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Dear past me, When you said you were doing your best, you were. You weren’t to know your best would get better. You tried your best in the moment and it was good enough. That’s right: your best was good enough. Turns out sometimes it wasn’t brilliant and sometimes it was kick ass, but that...
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Why we should all celebrate International Men’s Day Today is International Men’s Day, which has been described as a global celebration of the “positive value men bring to the world”. Some people have asked if we need such an event while others have joked that every day is International Men’s Day. As the founder of...
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It’s an important lesson we teach kids: you don’t always get what you want. Hard cheese, as we said for one hyperactive summer of high school. (Tough sh*t, as we later graduated to.) For huge swathes of our time, in fact, it feels like you can never have what you want. You can see why...
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First up, I won’t apologise for writing this blog in early November. Proper planning prevents p…oor performance, and all that. By the time you read this it is likely you will have crossed the annual point of no return: someone, or – most likely – something – something shaped like an advert or a sandwich...
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Do you take time at work to check in? A weekly get together where each person takes it in turns to describe how they’re feeling in a safe and supportive environment can be a brilliant thing. When you’ve established a good trusting relationship with your team it’s a place where you can share the state...
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We all have a favourite season. Right now it’s mine. The beauty of the autumn morning light for me is one of life’s extraordinary experiences. Whether it’s the misty sunrise from my morning train into the city or being wrapped up for a walk or jog through crunchy leaves while breathing in cool air, I...
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In the space of the last week I’ve had a cold and food poisoning. Annoying? Yes. But it does mean I’ve had a chance to practice a few of the mantras we hear and dish out when it comes to wellness and work. This is a short post because, at the time of writing, I’m...
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