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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Creating Calm To Deal With Stress.

Employee stress levels "have risen nearly 20% in three decades."   Research by Korn Ferry, "Workplace Stress Continues to Mount," quoted recently in Forbes. The research cited above includes the following stats about the impact of workplace stress: 76% of respondents...

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Where Does Your Inspiration & Motivation Come From?

“80% of employees around the world say they have to shut off their minds to get through work.’’  Daniel Cable, Author of 'Alive at Work'. After the holiday period do you come back to work re-freshed and re-energised or do you experience a post-holiday slump in...

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Burnt Out or Passionate and Engaged?

"63% of us feel burnout at work at some time." This is a Gallup survey of 7,500 full time employees with 23% saying they experience burnout at work very often or always.  Jennifer Moss (author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and United Nations Global Happiness Council...

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What Kind of Role Model are You?!

"58 percent of people say they trust strangers more than their own boss." HBR Survey A stat quoted in Forbes, also from the same article;  "this is truly shocking. We live in a world where cultural trust is at an all-time low, but also, in certain areas, at...

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Be Kind & Boost Your Productivity!

"…I am often struck by the fact that we sometimes expect more of young people than we do of adults..." Writing in Management Today recently, high school principal Lesley Franklin, talking about how our expectation of kindness seems to be higher for school children...

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Could You Be Fined For Lack of Effort?!

This year at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, player Bernard Tomic was fined a record amount of £45,000, with officials ruling that he “did not perform to the required professional standard”. The fine represented his full Wimbledon prize money for a game where his...

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Strength! Build a strong relationship with yourself.

"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 This week I was going to focus on crusading for causes.  I’ve had a brave and inspiring week, beginning with having the guts to...

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What Are You Building?

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. Research by MSN. Jim Clifton, Gallup CEO, when referring to the book ‘It’s The Manager’, talks about having a different...

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