Graduation – What Next?

All across the country, gowns and mortar boards are about to be donned and proud parents, relatives and friends will wipe tears from their eyes as they watch their loved ones graduate from their chosen seat of learning.
For some graduates the path ahead is clearly set out; application forms sent, assessment centres completed and a job offer on the table. However this may not be the case for everyone. So if a graduate scheme has yet to be secured, what next?

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Tour de Yorkshire

I’m so over sport now… first the good old England Football team left us disappointed, then we were so hopeful for Murray at Wimbledon… what a shame! And now, here at Change Gear, we seem to have Tour De France fever happening.

Today, some of the team are off to Yorkshire to watch the start of the Tour… Am I missing something? I didn’t think Yorkshire was in France and I also thought Yorkshire was one of my kind? Oh well, what do I know? No doubt I’ll be catching the highlights from the CG office banter … Good luck Froomey anyway… remember to keep your gears changing up those mountains and bring home that Maillot jaune – I’ll be thinking of you from my basket…

Lola x

Game, set and match…

With the Wimbledon season upon us and Andy Murray blasting his way through his match against Kevin Anderson in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals yesterday, I found myself wondering were there any lessons we could learn about how to be successful in business from our tennis heroes. Here are some of my thoughts:

Train often and hard
Successful tennis players train hard and push themselves every day, hour after hour until they become masters of their game. With an ever-changing economy and globalised workforce this same mentality is essential. We need to be on top of our game in business to thrive against the competition. Never taking our eye off the ball.

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Have you heard the one about…

THE MEXICAN, THE SOUTH AFRICAN, THE AUSTRALIAN AND THE GERMAN?

The world of work has an ever increasing global reach and whilst many of our clients have offices in many different cities across the world, even here in the UK our participants come from a wide range of countries and cultures. More than ever we need to be “culturally aware” in order to create meaningful relationships at work. The challenge is how do we become culturally intelligent when we are based in the UK but our colleagues and clients come from all parts of the globe?

In this post our Cultural Intelligence expert – Marilyn Fogg – shares the benefit of her knowledge and explores the subject of time across cultures.

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The Endless Journey

Wow! Here we are writing our first Change Gear blog … what to say that’s going to be interesting, amusing and tick every box on the “how to increase our chance of being top of a google search”?

So here we go…. We are two friends who have known each other for a very (very) long time, who reached a point in their lives and careers and said what next?

A friend of ours recently said that when you are unsure about things in life go back to the source of what makes you feel good and works for you. The source for us is working with a team of people who are a joy and a pleasure to be with; who inspire us with their energy and enthusiasm for all that they do inside and outside of work.

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