difficult people

Dealing with Difficult People – Positively Positive Positively Positive – Positivity Article

Listen. We know how hard hard conversations are. And how much harder they get when the person you need to have one with hates them even more than you do. So, how the heck do you deal with difficult people? And not just in a pandemic or during the (virtual?) holidays (though that too), but every day, whether you work with them, live with them, date them, and/or gave birth to them. The sisters are hear to help. You ask. Lauren and…

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Face to Face February: Making Meaningful Connections – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In the corporate world, many organisations embrace ‘Face to Face February’ as a way to encourage staff to spend quality face to face time with their clients. Here at CFCD we believe it’s just as important (if not more) for managers and leaders to invest in quality face to face time with their team members, without a set business agenda. Here’s why and some tips to help with the how: Why invest in making meaningful connections? There has been a…

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Be Bold for Change – CFCD – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

On Wednesday 8th March it will be International Women’s Day with this year’s campaign theme ‘Be Bold for Change’. At CFCD we believe diversity and inclusion are key for thriving workplaces. One way in which we support this is through mentoring and coaching for women. We see a successful mentoring relationship is one in which women grow, develop and learn new skills under the advice and guidance of an experienced professional, either male or female. Our approach to coaching is…

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Changing Career – Start With Purpose – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Here at CFCD, we thrive on helping people change career when it’s right for them. Through our deep experience in this area we have found starting with purpose helps make the change right and meaningful. A great example of this is documented in HBR post ‘From Accountant to Yogi: Making a Radical Career Change’ exploring Leah Zaccaria’s career transition. One of her lessons learnt is ‘Nourish your roots – stay connected to your purpose.’: “Quit being the person people think…

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5 Practical Tips on How to Find Meaning and Purpose in your Work – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last month, we explored the power of starting with purpose when changing career. We challenged you to think, ‘why’ do you do what you do and is there something with a bigger, more purposeful ‘why’ calling you? This month we offer 5 practical tips to help you find meaning in your existing work. Meaning and purpose at work should never be just defined by a job title or your next promotion.  It is about experiencing something meaningful and of value…

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The Curiosity Quotient: Insights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last week I attended the Sydney Writers’ Festival and was fortunate enough to hear Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times columnist about the age of acceleration in his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He made a very compelling argument that in order to equip ourselves well for future work, we need to adopt five mindsets; First: think like an immigrant, because we are all immigrants to the age of acceleration.…

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How can a Leader Cultivate a Culture of Curiosity in the Workplace? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Curiosity is what makes leaders, managers and employees stay relevant in their respective roles. Look at any business that is underperforming, they are likely to have a mindset that doesn’t foster curiosity which in turn prevents innovation and new ideas to flourish. As written about on CIO.com’s article “Why curious people make better employees”,, hire people who are curious as they are very likely to want to learn and improve things. These people too probably have better relationships as the…

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