Do You Need to Prove Yourself at Work?

Question 10 in the #beyourselfatwork survey asks: How much do you feel you need to prove your competence at work? What makes this question important in creating a trusting environment?  Most of us feel that we need to prove something about our competence, and we find...

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A New Year Guide to Generational Labels & YOU!

Millennials already are the largest segment in the workplace. Within the next two years, 50% of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of Millennials. It will be 75% by 2030. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As I interview for the 2020 #beyourselfatwork Global...

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Speaking Up & Supporting Others To.

“A growing body of research has found that when people feel they can contribute their ideas, share problems, and speak up with concerns, they are more satisfied with their job, perform better and are less likely to quit.” From an article in Strategy-business.com about...

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Do You Create a Positive Employee Experience?

“Two out of three businesses are unclear on how to deliver a positive employee experience, whilst 79% believe that creating such an experience directly correlates with improved business performance.” According to new research from Kincentric’s 2019 Global Employee...

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Consciously Give & Make Work Good!

“At some point, you recognise the reason we are all here is to help somebody else — that that is the sole reason we are here. And once you get that in your head, as it turns out, life gets so much simpler.” Apple CEO Tim Cook, as reported by ThriveGlobal, saying that...

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Your Brain at 3am & #beyourselfatwork

“…Between 60% and 70% of spontaneously occurring thoughts are negative.” A study of ‘mental chatter’ by Dr Raj Raghunathan at McCombs School of Business (University of Texas), reported in Psychology Today, asked students to maintain a “brutally honest” record of...

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Does Feedback Help You Thrive?

Only 26% of employees strongly agree that the feedback they receive helps them do better work.  Gallup. Feedback and recognition in the workplace are always hot topics for debate.  The general view and business ‘rule’ appears to be that feedback is an essential tool...

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Be Kind and Live Longer!

"Being a strong man includes being kind. There's nothing weak about kindness and compassion..." Kindness has been in the news again this week as Wednesday 13th was World Kindness Day, the quote above is part of Barack Obama's eulogy for the veteran US Democrat Elijah...

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Receiving Compliments, Love or Hate?

"Women accept compliments 40% of the time. When the compliment was given by another woman, however, women only accept compliments 22% of the time."  Amy Morin , Mental Strength Trainer, article published in Thrive Global “Men often see compliments as 'face-threatening...

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Sticking Plaster or Inner Strength, Which Do You Use?

Just 12% of employees apply the new skills they’ve learned to their jobs. Only 25% of people believe that training measurably improved performance. McKinsey When things could be better, do you grab a quick fix or go for a 'deep full on sort this out forever...

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Are You Hiding Your Personality at Work?

“We’ve found that people who are authentic at work are considerably happier, more satisfied, and less stressed, and that happy workers get more done - researchers have found that even a temporary boost in mood can increase productivity by around 12%." This quote is...

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Be the Best You!

“The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh We have a simple philosophy, the best person you can be, is yourself.  But we know that most of us are not being our real selves and often the us that...

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