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In our goal-oriented world we can often overuse our work muscles without taking the time to stretch. We give and receive short, sharp jolts of feedback when things aren’t working because we want to see the job done well. It’s well meant, but we often forget to speak up for the good stuff too. The...
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Where you are from should not be a barrier to your prospects £12M is all that is being invested in Northern Schools when we have double the national average of 16-18 years olds not in education or employment and are subsequently falling behind their peers in the south. How can this be when we are...
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The most productive day of my whole year is the day before I go on holiday. I know I’m not alone in this, but I’d never given it much thought before. It turns out there are things that we do when we are up against a hard deadline that could make the daily grind more...
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One of the reasons I started this blog is because I have learned a thing or two about unleashing awesomeness which I wanted to share with others. This doesn’t mean I think I’m more awesome than you (LOUD AWKWARD LAUGH). It’s just that each of us is born with our own unique stuff that equals...
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“I’m rubbish at networking.” “Networking fills me with dread.” “I’d rather eat my own arm than go to a networking event on my own.” “When it gets to the part of the agenda that says ‘networking’ I just go and sit on the loo and read Twitter.” I have literally said all of these things....
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Hello world! First things first, have you got your cuppa ready? This is the first instalment of Self Curious, a brand spanking new weekly NPW blog. It’s designed to be a snappy personal development download that doesn’t take longer to enjoy than a morning brew. Get the latest on how to get more done, forge...
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It’s been a challenging few weeks for me. Not because the work isn’t wonderful (because it is – we have some of the nicest customers and colleagues and we are delivering fulfilling and meaningful programmes) but because I set myself the task of braving the tendering process for much larger contracts for my business, Boo...
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As part of its ReConnect programme, Vodafone is working with Northern Power Women to host the ReConnect Manchester Event to offer opportunities and support to women wishing to return to work. Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 Time: 1pm until 7pm Location: Vodafone Pacific House, Atlas Business Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5PR The ReConnect event will...
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At a glance, it may seem like confidence has never been an issue in my career. In 2014, following ten years working for a multinational corporation, me and a business partner launched an executive concierge alongside our full-time jobs. Two years later, we learned we’d created a lifestyle business, rather than anything scalable, so we...
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Best way to describe Tanja Lichtensteiger? A badass. Passionate about technology, women in leadership roles, a global nomad, and a Ground-Fighter (!), Tanja came to #NPWLive to share her secret. 1% progress. Breakdown a big task into little chunks. Focusing on the 1%. 1% progress and 1% improvement every time. What Tanja’s 1% rule proved...
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