Hot Links to Learning – Career Management

Our Hot Links topic for this week is Career Development and Performance Improvement at work.

We hope these links will assist you in encouraging and providing the space for you and your staff to thrive. This is not only beneficial to the individual, but also to the team, the culture, the business, and all other areas related to the organisation and overall performance.

On an personal level it is important to set career goals, and ideally you are working in an organisation whose business goals match your career goals, as well as your values and beliefs.

According to Simon Sinek, an inspirational speaker, it is important to know within yourself “why” you do things. Once you know your “why” is important to connect to people with a similar “why”, as this creates a level of “trust”. In one of this week’s featured video’s below he explains this well, when he speaks about the importance of believing in our work, as well as believing in the people we work with. It can make a big difference in our performance if we have these things aligned in our career.

This week’s Hot Links to Learning


  • “First Why and then Trust” – Simon Sinek
    Through his struggle to rediscover his excitement about life and work, Simon made some profound realizations and began helping his friends and their friends to find their “why”. In this TED Talk Simon takes the next step, towards “trust”…
  • The Happy Secret to Better Work – Shawn Achor
    We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity…


  • As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills – A Harvard Business Review article about the importance of communication and people skills in your career progression and performance. It is originally written for graduates, however it is applicable to anyone’s career.

We hope that with this week’s selection, we have saved you some time again in sifting through the haystack for a few needles. We’re confident that these articles will add value to your knowledge about improving your career and performance.

At Southern Cross Coaching & Development we offer a range Career and Performance Improvement options, which we run for client groups in an organisation. The courses are aimed to assist and develop Leaders and Managers in giving and receiving feedback, and managing for optimal performance.

Additionally we offer individual Career coaching and assessments, and Performance coaching, as well as Executive coaching.

All of our Coaching programs are delivered through a frame of Neuroscience.

Like you, we love sharing our passion for ground-breaking topics related to professional development; we are always open to new thinking and we’re keen to learn along with you… So please send anything, links, articles, suggestions for discussion, anything you think will inspire us and our growing community.

For an informal discussion to explore how Southern Cross Coaching & Development can assist you or your people with becoming their ‘best selves’, call us on (02) 7901 5618 or email us at [email protected].

Your Team at Southern Cross Coaching & Development

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