Interviewing for Director roles? Learn to communicate the value you’d add

I read recently that the ‘why should we hire you’ interview question is a stupid one. Maybe it is. And I could appreciate why that author felt strongly about making that statement. Normally it’s not an answer that can contribute meaningfully to executive recruitment decisions. Though, not all hiring managers are skilled at interviewing. Sometimes […]

Improve profile views on LinkedIn

  Can profile views on LinkedIn boost your career?  That’s a hypothesis the AXC Editorial Committee sets out to test.  Last week marked the start of the first cycle of an initiative to improve visibility for AXC members.  Actions taken by members weren’t prescriptive.  What’s interesting from analysing the results is that effort does create […]

5 steps to faster decisions

Do you suffer from ‘CEO disease’ or know anyone who does?  The deceptive contagion, not reserved to professionals who hold the CEO role, that has to do with a person’s ego resulting in an unwillingness to improve.  To learn. ‘CEO disease is a bad case of imperious self-aggrandizement and ego-tripping at the expense of the company’. – Forbes […]

Yes, you can speak …

What can you learn from a woman, with a passion for story-telling and presenting? You’ve probably read a lot of great blogs on how to deliver an engaging, exciting and meaningful talk or presentation and probably watched first hand many great speakers and thought ‘I can’t do that….’ I’m here to tell you that you […]

Leadership lessons I learnt after “taking a walk”

Seizing the opportunity to enjoy sunshine to the last unit I decided to hike to the English country side on a warm summery day with an eclectic group of people. It was a good day and I hadn’t expected to learn leadership lessons from a random bunch of people and its quirky leader, Cat. I […]

Career plans: should your employer lead yours?

The shortcomings of an employer led career plan In the current economic climate, some people feel happy to just have a job and are quite willing to go along with the direction and career path that an employer provides them with. You can see why others might take this approach but because you are determined […]

Why launch a personal brand plan

Thinking about your personal brand? Branding is an integral part of business life but in recent times, there has been an increased level of focus on personal branding. If you are keen to progress your career and be recognised as a relevant figure in your industry, you will find that launching a personal brand plan […]


Communicating Your Ambition

Taking Steps To Progress In Your Career Towards Directorship It can seem so easy to become frustrated in your job and if you feel that your ambitions are being stifled or not even acknowledged by your present employer. At that time, it is likely that you will start to think about your options. However, it […]

Midlife crisis? A mentor can help

People are, on average, living longer. Advances in healthcare, technology and what we know about staying active and healthy has had a positive impact on our lives. The average person in the Western world has a rising life expectancy. This is good news but it may also mean that our midlife period will last longer. […]

The career climb

Finishing university at any age is an exciting time because you have your entire career ahead of you and you have a chance to set yourself off in any number of directions. With your qualifications behind you, it can seem as though the possibilities are endless. The trouble is that before too long, you will […]