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Joe Collins
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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard
Taking notes in long hand might sound a bit old school, in fact some of us were probably pretty good at it when we were in school. These days we probably go into a meeting with our tablet or laptop booted up and type away a summary of a meeting or update bu...
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If you’re happy and you know it
So what did you get up to this weekend? If you went to a concert and go every now and again, you may feel better about life. A study from researchers at Victoria’s Deakin University surveyed 1,000 Australians and found that those who attended any sort of co...
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Figuring out Feelings
Understanding well-being and how we feel is very much in our consciousness. Organisations now see staff well-being and personal happiness as key components of a sustainable way of working and a big influence on staff retention. At a societal level we are co...
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Too Much Information
We are all familiar with TMI, Too Much Information. Usually we hear it when we are exposed to some gory or elicit detail we’d rather not hear. It has however a more serious application when it comes to how we make decisions. In these days of big data, ubiqu...
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Anger Management
Some leaders in work or on the sports
field (think  Roy Keane  or  Bill Belichick ) use anger as a tactic to get
people moving, cut out mistakes and improve performance. And whatever you may
think of it, it has been known to concentrate minds and get result...
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Bad at saying 'No'? That's a probem
I read a good article  by Peter Bregman about how to say 'No '. This is a very under-rated skill to have. Saying 'No' is vital to keeping work and customer expectations at manageable levels.Failing to say ‘No’ when we  instinctively  know that we may not be...
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It's not as bad as you think
Part
of the human experience is to find ourselves in embarrassing situations. We
have all been there. In the pub we have knocked over a drink, had the odd
wardrobe malfunction, or made an embarrassing mumble when giving a speech or
presentation.  You wish t...
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We are what we repeatedly do
Aristotle once said "We
are what we repeatedly do". Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit".
If you want to know why your life is where it is today, look at your past habits.
Better still, if you want to know where your life will be ten years from now...
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Why a bonus might be a bad idea
You have a business problem
to solve or a new project to get live. In order to make sure your people
deliver, you decide to offer a bonus, stock options or some other incentive to
get the job done. This might be a really bad idea and here is why. Way back i...
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The Bigger they are, the harder they fall
We have all
heard the cliché ‘The Bigger they are, the harder they fall’. Some recent
research backs this up. Jennifer Marr and Stefan Thau in the Academy of Management Journal looked at how high status individuals coped with drops in
performance. Marr and ...
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