So, how has 2020 been for you? It’s impossible to find anyone whose life hasn’t been upended in one way or another. It has been particularly challenging for business owners like Phil, who depend on regular contact with people every day. Phil cuts my hair. I’ve been seeing him for at least seven years, maybe longer. He and his wife Iris own a salon in … Continue reading A view from the top
Getting ahead in her career was not a major priority for Emma this year. Yet the onset of Covid-19 has elevated her work in ways she could not predict. Her skillset and professional experience are more in-demand now than they have ever been. Change of focus Emma’s focus at the beginning of the year was on helping her employer expand into new markets through strategic … Continue reading An unexpected turn
Workplaces can leave us bewildered. One of my earliest memories of work was as a casual waiter for a busy function centre. My job was simple: Keep the tables well stocked with drinks. I was a young student and nervous. I’d never waited on tables before. And the training was as thorough as my knowledge of wines, i.e. close to zero. Thankfully, one of the … Continue reading bewildered?