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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Prince Harry, Mental Health, You & Me

60% of people report having mental health challenges with 60% sharing that they are unable to discuss their mental health problems with their employer.  Mind Share Partners, SAP, and Qualtrics (HBR) Every day when I wake up, I start again.  As a leader, mother, wife,...

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Introvert Vs Extrovert – the Out of Date Labels

Researchers estimate that extroverts make up 50 - 74 percent of the population. The other 16 - 50 percent of the population consists of introverts.  Psychology Today This week Management Today profiled a successful entrepreneur and her reading list of useful...

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#BeYourselfAtWork Global Survey

''49% of male respondents and 52% of female respondents said they struggle with Imposter Syndrome ‘daily’ or ‘regularly’.''    2019 Imposter Syndrome Research Study, Clare Josa We know that, in reality, virtually all of us regularly doubt ourselves.  We mostly try to...

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Are You a Nightmare at Work?!

"24% of workers have nightmares about their boss.’’  Research by Totaljobs New research reported this week in HRReview.co.uk revealing some awful truths about the state of the relationships between Managers and their teams at work. The Totaljobs report also includes;...

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SPEAKING UP are You Nailing it?

"57% of employees are often afraid to voice ideas to management about how their role or the business could be improved.’’ HR Magazine this week. quoting research by IT and services company Vevox.  Along with; "30% of respondents said they either lacked confidence or...

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Is Needing Recognition Your handy Excuse?

37% of us agree that personal recognition would encourage us to produce better work more often. (Research commissioned by O.C Tanner). Is this just using neediness as an excuse to be disengaged at work?! Ouch!  Controversial.  Before you crossly close this blog – most...

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Be Optimistic & Live Longer!

People with high optimism live 11-15% longer.  (Boston University School of Medicine) Widely reported this week, the Boston team found that those they studied with the highest levels of optimism had a 50–70% greater likelihood of living until their 85th birthday and...

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