So you want to work for the United Nations?

I never wanted to work for the United Nations. I didn’t understand exactly what they did or their value. I came across them while living and working in Rome, after having decided to stop off there for a while during a backpacking holiday in the early 90’s away from my home country of Australia. There…

Turning ‘being adrift’ into an adventure

The ‘pandemic of 2020’ has disrupted our personal and work lives. For some, this disruption has been to be cut adrift, to be untethered, from an organisation or employment. So much daily structure, personal identity, and validation comes from having a job. To be adrift is functionally unsettling: routines are lost; skills are not used;…

SU lens on Talent Trends Report: Part 1

I’ve recently read a report on 2020 Talent Trends from Mercer, and I think there’s insight and implications for employees. Mercer is a large HR consulting company. They do research and prepare advice for Executives and HR personnel to apply with employees. One recent form of advice came in their Annual Global Talent Trends Report…

Saying No

No. It’s a small word. It can have big impact. Are you using it effectively?   Me saying No to Others I say “No”. I say “No” to honour my values; to uphold my boundaries; and to focus my precious resources, and my intentions on what’s important. Earlier this year, I picked up a great book,…

The spice of persistence

People tell you persistence is vital in creating your career narrative, but what does that look like? We all realise it is made up of keeping on despite the dips and is a vital factor in the eventual realisation of your vision, but, like many abstract ideas, it needs fleshing out to help you fully…

How to leave a job: A. Making a decision to leave

There’s much advice written about How to get a job. Not a lot about How to leave a job. There’s a couple aspects to this activity: A. Making a decision to leave (though sometimes this decision might be made for you) B. Exiting yourself from the job C. Transitioning to a new job We cover…

How to leave a job: B. Exiting yourself from the job

This is second article in a 3-part series about How to leave a job.  The other articles are A. Making a decision to leave and C. Transitioning to a new job.  This article takes a step back, to choices you have before exiting a job. B. Exiting yourself from the job The decision is made – you’ll…

Ready to engage with a different workscape experience?

Self unLimited is not for the faint hearted. It’s a brave step to decide that you will take responsibility for the key decisions that will shape your workscape. Especially if it’s the first time you really feel you have control with those key decisions. And the decision doesn’t have to be ‘quit and start your…

Welcome aboard your flight to the Future of Work

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard Your Work Airways on this flight from the Present to the Future of Work. Before we take off there are a few preparations I’d like to run you through to minimise anxiety and maximise possibility on your journey. You might note that our plane is not yet fully built, such…