Are you a Hedgehog or a Fox?

The first known recording of this observation was a written fragment from Ancient Greek Poet Archilochus around 680 BC: The fox knows many things; the hedgehog one big thing. “The Hedgehog and The Fox” was also the title of an essay by philosopher Isaiah Berlin in the 1950’s. And Jim Collin’s in his book Good … Read more

How to find time for your professional development

You need to make building capability a priority in your life

Do you want to become more marketable and be able to win that promotion or new job or get selected for the best projects? Then you have to regularly take time to learn a new skill and develop your knowledge.

But do you struggle to make the time for personal development, even though it’s on your ‘to do’ list?

The urgent or important tasks that need to be done crowd out your work day, and beyond! And you want to spend time with your family and friends and have some time for yourself.

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How to write a professional bio

You are a professional if you are a member of a vocation or occupation that has specialised education, knowledge, skills or experience, usually with tertiary qualifications and industry experience.

Your bio (or professional branding statement) should communicate the essence of who you are.

Your brand reflects your professional reputation, i.e. what you are known for (or who you would like to be known as). A good reputation provides you with a distinction of positive characteristics and achievements, sets you apart from others in the competitive field of employment and work.

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The difference between a Professional and a Novice

It doesn’t matter what you are trying to do to improve your practice, if you only do the work when you’re motivated, then you’ll never be consistent enough to become a professional.

The ability to stick to the task and do the work – especially when you don’t feel like it – is key. But it is difficult, even painful at times.

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How to write your future career script

Choose a job you love and you will never have to 
work a day in your life.
~ Confucius

Skilled transport professionals are in high demand and short supply … you need to write your own future career script.

To keep up with the rapid change in the workplace you need to take control of your career choices – by knowing yourself, being aware of new developments and making changes.

At work we need to actively take on new projects, learn about new technology and look for innovative solutions to the challenges we face.

We need to be much more active in managing our careers.

We get caught up in the urgent tasks, even the unimportant ones. But we need to make time for the important, but not necessarily urgent, task of managing our own careers. 

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