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The legal and management issues of going part time in an executive environment

The legal and management issues of going part time in an executive environment!   Balancing the Bump: Part-time executive work – the Acid Test Employment law specialist Annabel Kaye and life and career coach Wendy Mason – examine the legal and management issues of going part time in an executive environment on the Financial Mail's Women's Forum. .  http://www.fmwf.com/media-type/news/2013/01/balancing-the-bump-part-time-executive-work-%E2%80%93-the-acid-test/ Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Time Management Tips For Young Pro

Time Management Tips For Young Professionals (And The Rest Of Us)

Time Management Tips For Young Professionals (And The Rest Of Us) Katie Holliday presents the Young Professional guide to effective time management at work   Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Leadership: How To Build Your Project Team - Some Tips Stress and the HR Professional Managing Time - Priorities and Setting Out Expectations For Others How to Manage Time, Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness A Course in Personal Time Management From Brian Tracy

Can You Find Your Time Management Fairy?

Can You Find Your Time Management Fairy? Time management can be fun.  Here is a short light-hearted look at time management with some useful lessons.   You can be your own time management fairy! Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker! Inspiring Quotes on Courage Are you shy? Learn how to make friends in new situations. The Ten Pillars for Emotional Resilience

Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development

Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 Are you doing well in your present role but feel ready for the next step up? Even in this economic climate some people are still managing to get promotion. But how do make yourself part of that élite group? This is the first in a two post series  on sister blog WiseWolf Talking – look out for the second post next week....more at this link Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development   Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the  confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at  wendymason @wisewolfcoaching.com

Time Management – Becoming Better Organized

I did complete all of those tasks? (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Time Management – Becoming Better Organized My three earlier posts about Time Management; The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management) , ( Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change , said that the first three steps in managing time are  To be clear about your purpose and your direction in life, To know how you spend your time To include an emotional element in your time management program. Now you need to be become better organized. The easiest way to do this is by using a written “To Do” list. You can do this on line or in a simple note book. Each task needs to be prioritized and given a deadline. For example, Priority 1 Top Priority – By the end of the week, Priority 2 Medium Priority - By the end of the month Priority 3 Low Priority – No Deadline. You will notice that High Priority tasks usually reflect the 80/20 rul

Time Management - Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change

Managing emotions - Identifying feelings (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Time Management - Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change My last two posts about Time Management ( The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management) and ( Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log ) said that the first two steps in managing time are to be clear about your purpose and your direction in life and then to know how you spend your time. Knowing those things and completing the first two steps are important. But often time management improvement plans still fail. This is usually because there are underlying emotional issues. Sometimes people feel guilty about spending time on their own interests. For example, what about the rest of the family – shouldn't this time be spent with the children? Or perhaps you might be anxious about saying no to a colleague and refusing to help them at the expense of time to do your own work. This might be because you lack the

Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log

Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log My last post about Time Management ( The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management?) said that the first step in managing time is to be clear about your purpose and your direction in life.  Now you need to find out how you actually spend your time. The best way to do this is to start using a time log. Record each activity throughout your day with the time taken to complete it. Do this at the time, if you can.The closer to the time, the more accurate you log is going to be,  But at the very least, ensure you record each hour's activity at the end of each day. For example Date    Time           Activity             07.00             08.00             09.00  Etc The period covered should be the whole of your waking day. Everything should be included if you are serious about wanting to a achieve a better balanced and more manageable life.   Keeping a log for just a couple of da

The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management?

Resolution - better time management (Photo credit: vpickering ) Time may be relative but it is also neutral.  The reality is that there is neither too much nor too little time unless we make it so.  So time management “at the end of the day” is about self-management. If you have a time management problem, the first step is to understand why.  This begins with looking at yourself. In reality, for most of us, 80% of our results come from 20% of our activities – the good old 80/20 Pareto Principle at work again. But first let us work out the extent of the problem. Below are 10 questions. They are all about the signs of poor time management.  So saying yes to even one question suggests you need to improve your time management skills. If you say yes to several questions, you could already be in danger of suffering from stress and even possible burn-out. Are you constantly rushing about from one meeting or appointment to another? Do you find yourself repeatedly ap

You've lost your job - what happens next? Starting project you!

Most of us loose confidence when we lose a job.   It’s not just about losing the income but it affects your image of yourself!   Many of us value ourselves based on our work.   For many of us work is the place where we spend the most of our waking life.   It’s often where we find our friends and make our major achievements.   So when we lose a job we feel we lose part of ourselves and we grieve for it. But you can get over it – just like any grief.   You are much more than your job and your real friends and family value you for much more than your salary even when they are dependent upon it. Now is the time to go to work on anew project and that new is very special because it is you! Here are some points for you to consider! Understand this happened If you have been made redundant then remember it’s not personal – you were just unlucky! Plus it makes you part of a very large and growing club.   If you lost your job for other reasons then make sure you understand why and learn fro