Being Positive and Your Brain

A positive attitude is as important a contribution as IQ for being good at something! A new and recent study by Stanford University, reported in Inc.com, looked at children, their attitude to and success in maths and according to the lead author Lang Chen, found that ...

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Be an Inspiration for 2019!

Last year I wrote about the experience of a taxi journey taken after an exhausting day spent at an exhibition, and how the impact of the lovely lady driver was so uplifting. We’d noticed how she negotiated London rush hour traffic and the rudeness of other drivers...

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How Rude are You?!!

58% of us lose time at work worrying about rude people!  Walmart was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons, when a disgruntled employee gave an expletive filled ‘leaving’ rant over the store intercom, and then posted it on social media. In the UK this week,...

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Be Different at Work!

A different style of Santa (Swedish) and still wonderful! Our research shows that the first question on our Courageous Counter, 'I am different to others and I like my uniqueness' can frequently score below 50%, and especially in 'corporate cultures'. Research into...

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Beating Imposter Syndrome with Michelle Obama!

'I still have impostor syndrome.'   Michelle Obama A BBC news headline reporting Michelle Obama’s recent interviews in the UK to promote the publication of her latest book ‘Becoming'. We’ve talked about Imposter Syndrome before ( a survey earlier this year showing...

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Are You A Facsimile at Work or Real?

''Be who you are, not a facsimile of who you think you should be.'' A quote from Mary Portas, retail guru, whilst talking about her new book: ‘Work like a Woman, a Manifesto For Change.’ In an interview to promote the book, Portas talks about the ‘male alpha codes’...

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How’s Your Frustration Level at Work?

97% of employees feel frustrated at work!! Research by Staples, reported in HRGrapevine with an incredible statistic!  The report also says that 89% of UK office workers say they think about changing jobs – with one in ten admitting they think about it constantly! ...

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Would You Like 300% More Kindness Around You?

November 13th is World Kindness Day and this year, as every year, the media was awash with great examples of kindness, a lovely oasis in the midst of our normal, more negative and challenging news. It’s a shame that we need to be reminded to be kind with a day...

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Your iAM Makes You Different – Dare To Stand Out!

An advert seen this week on the trolleys of a major UK grocery store.  Our values are what makes us, they are our unique selling point. People subconsciously relate to authenticity. Being yourself is the best way to build relationships. "Employees who are able to...

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How Good Do You Make Your Work?

"Treating people well and engaging them is vital for organisations succeeding." This week HR magazine's Most Influential Thinker of 2018 was revealed, and the thoughts of those who made this annual list shared during the launch event (as reported in HR Magazine).  The...

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Three Little Letters – iAM

"Employees who are able to bring their whole selves to work are 42% less likely to say they intend to leave their job within a year.’’  HBR Whilst at a conference in London last week, I was again surrounded by people who were unable to really be, own and accept...

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Are You Part of the Purpose Movement?

40% of employees (aged between 18 and 34) would take a pay cut if they could move to a purpose-driven firm that has a positive impact in the world. From recent research by MSN, and shared in HR Grapevine, nearly 25% of workers over 35 also said the same. The trend is...

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