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Be the CEO of your life: create a personal board of directors

14th August 2017 | Beverly Landais

Daunting. That’s the word I often hear from women who are planning to return to work after a career break. 

Some feel the expectations of others about how quickly they can reintegrate into a team are unrealistic and fear that they will fall short. Others express concern at the negative reaction of colleagues, and this can lead them to catastrophise and imagine a lack of support or resentment. Many worry about their skills being out of date or no longer relevant. These issues are compounded by commitments at home and anxiety about how to fit it all in.

Such thoughts can corrode self-esteem, reduce confidence and sap resilience at just the time when they are needed most. It is exhausting. The cruel irony is that worrying about the negative things that haven’t happened can feel as bad as experiencing them in real life. What can be done about this? 

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14th August 2017 | Beverly Landais

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