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18 Oct 2020
Too much emphasis has been place on a planned and analytical approach towards recalibrating life and work. How can we know in advance what we really want to do (and be) without trying different things?
01 Oct 2020
Taking a sabbatical has plenty of advantages yet very few individuals choose to do so. I spoke to two managers about their experiences of taking extended leave during a pandemic.
12 Sep 2020
Our lives no longer follow a predictable pattern of life stages. Significant events (lifequakes) are reshaping our lives with increasing frequency. We need better tools for managing change and transitions.
16 Aug 2020
After 15 years at sea an ocean adventurer founded Age to Age, bringing older and younger generations together to learn from one another.
30 Jul 2020
Our attitudes towards ageing are shaped by many things including our own views. This can lead to reduced expectations of ourselves and how others see us.
22 Jul 2020
Good friends do us a power of good. So why do we struggle to make time for friends in our busy lives when they are critical to our ability to succeed and thrive?
14 Jul 2020
Life is often a juggle between work, personal lives, and the things we enjoy. At different life stages our priorities shift. We can choose to change at any time, learning from experience and being open new ways of doing things.
06 Jul 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is a wake-up call to be prepared for major disruptions, other than those precipitated by pandemics.
30 Jun 2020
Coming home feels pretty good after you’ve lost your way a few times. Finally reaching your destination is so much sweeter when you’ve overcome setbacks along the way. My latest transition began with a relocation.
18 Jun 2020
Successful transitions involve endings, a neutral zone and new beginnings. Radical new beginnings start with endings. Sometimes there is no clear path ahead.
04 Jun 2020
It's a challenging time to be looking for work. More workers are competing for jobs as companies struggle for survival during Covid-19. Here are ten tips for job hunters.
04 Jun 2020
Being made redundant in mid-life is not easy. Too often we hear of older workers missing out on jobs they are well equipped for. But redundancy can create new opportunities.
02 Jun 2020
You’re never too late to live your dream. A dream came true for Lauren Kitts at age 60 when she opened her sculpture garden.
25 May 2020
What does being a BBBS mentor mean to me? Giving back, acceptance, growing together, fun and friendship, being valued.
06 May 2020
A global pandemic has been a wake up call on how we cope with major changes and transitions. Here are some transition tips for those facing significant challenges.
29 Apr 2020
Five weeks of lockdown under Covid-19 have brought some unexpected benefits but may also lead to unintended consequences.
06 Mar 2020
Many local authorities have declared climate emergencies and made climate change response declarations that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They are missing the point.
27 Feb 2020
Are you missing opportunities when managing risks? Thriving organisations combine managing threats and opportunities. Too often managing risks is reacting to threats. We can do much better.
18 Feb 2020
Fear of messing up (FOMU) can strike at any time, no matter how experienced we are. Wanting to be better and do better is part of our human condition. But fear of failure can freeze us out of taking action.
05 Feb 2020
Major disruptions can stop, or drastically affect, business continuing. We need to be smarter about preparing for major disruptions, global and local.
23 Jan 2020
Every procurement decision involves some uncertainties - threats and opportunities - for you as the buyer and for your supplier.
19 Dec 2019
Sounds simple doesn't it? Maybe not. We have lost count of the number of times we are called in to help when risks are seemingly out of control.
09 Nov 2019
Longevity is bringing into sharp focus our changing demographic landscape as we look towards a future with more people aged over 65 than under 15 years.
01 Oct 2019
Businesses that embrace age diversity and inclusiveness are more likely to succeed with a more stable and high performing workforce.
14 Jul 2019
Lifelong learning helps us stay connected with others, opens up more work opportunities and improves our quality of life.
05 Jun 2019
Wellbeing has been getting a lot of attention lately. What can you do to strengthen your own well being?
31 May 2019
Retirement is a transition rather than a destination. Think about where you are heading instead of what you are retiring from.
20 May 2019
Listen to my podcast with Niki Gunning on job hunting tips for mid-lifers and better ways for employers to retain midlife workers.