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How to Use Job Descriptions – Being Clear about Roles and Goals

[ad_1] © GettyImagesoatawaShow your people how important their roles are to your organization. When did you last look through your job description? In fact, do you know where your copy is? Maybe you're not sure that you've got one at all! Overlooked, inaccurate, and outdated job descriptions can have a negative effect on working environments. For example, a Gallup survey found that 20 percent of workers left their jobs because they felt there was a lack of "fit" between them and their roles. Job descriptions need to be "live documents," subject to regular review. It's not just a case of keeping the standard text spruced up ready for the next hire. Instead, they should be consulted frequently, and used to...

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5 Ways to Identify Toxic Friendship

[ad_1] When we talk about emotional abuse, most times we associate it with romantic relationships. We take advice on ways to identity if you are in an emotionally abusive relationship and what to do about it. What we forget is that, even friendship can be emotionally abusive. Most emotionally abusive people have low self esteem, and therefore poke at your emotions to lower your esteem too and bring you down to their level. This results to a toxic friendship; where your friend feeds you all the negative juice and you drink it up. As a result, you become emotionally bruised and drained. It’s hard to tell if a friendship is toxic, but once you are out of it, it feels...

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How to Rejuvenate Your Life with These Remarkable Lifestyle Changes

[ad_1] The quest for happiness is innate to human beings. Even in ancient times when there was no global connectivity and no axe to grind with one another, civilizations prevailed because of stability and an urge of making kingdoms happy. Coming back to the present context, today human existence is grappling with a huge range of issues. Terrorism, famine, poverty, fundamentalism, tyranny and social crimes are eliciting a grim picture to the fore. The good thing, however, is being happy doesn’t have to do anything with these issues. It is something that is at the core our existence. Unfortunately, many people succumb to unfavorable circumstances and make themselves lead a miserable life. It is noteworthy to understand that only a...

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Managing a Team of Experts – Getting the Best From Specialists

[ad_1] © GettyImagescyano66Inspire your team of experts to work in harmony. An intelligent man is one who knows how to be smart enough to hire people smarter than him. – John F. Kennedy Denzel was delighted when his bosses chose him for the role of research chief. His hard work had paid off and he was leading a smart, talented team. But, a few months down the line, two of his "experts" have already left, and there's dissent among those who remain. Team members say they feel stifled, are not given due respect, and that they lack support. The situation that Denzel faces is not uncommon when managing specialists. In this article we'll look at how to get the most...

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Triumph Beyond Bounds: 8 Effective Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Take Charge Of Your Life

[ad_1] Quite a lot of people have, at one time or another, found themselves at the last rung of the ladder. If you do a random sampling, you will find out that a lot of people have passed through this stage of life. While some decided to resign to fate, others felt they must put in a fight to effect a change in their fortunes. The fact is that we can fall at any point in our life but what makes the difference and what determines the type of stuff you are made of is whether or not you are able to pick yourself up, dust your butt, and tell yourself “I’m going to give it a resounding whack.” If...

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How To Stop Emotional Eating

[ad_1] Today, the purpose of eating food is not only to help us survive but to gain pleasure from it. We eat food for many reasons like – celebration, boredom, depression, stress, or just because it’s time to eat. Our ancestors didn’t have this luxury of eating food whenever they wanted. They had to work hard to hunt or gather the food. Today, it is becoming easier than ever to get food. The problem is that as our life gets busier or the technology advances; the food is becoming more processed and unhealthy for us. Our taste buds get manipulated and more often than not, we get addicted to sugar. On top of that, our modern way of living is...

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Newsletter 496: How to Be Healthy at Work

[ad_1] How to Be Healthy at Work A healthy team is often an energetic, productive one. But how can you create an environment that supports your people's physical well-being?You can explore practical tools for encouraging healthier personal and organizational behaviors with our article, Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work.If you're wondering how to be more active during a busy working day, you'll find tips in our article, Getting More Exercise. And, as a manager, find out how to boost your team's well-being with our article, The JD-R Model.Enjoy this newsletter! Featured Resources at Mind Tools Improving...

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Cellulite Causes and Prevention Tips

[ad_1] Cellulite is among a woman’s worst nightmares. Unfortunately, it is the women who mostly suffer from cellulite problems. Many women have to deal with more than just the physical appearance of the unsightly uneven skin texture cellulite create while some have to deal with the emotional and psychological distress that accompanies these. What cellulite? Just when you thought you’ve learned everything there is to know about cellulite, the skin specialists finally understand the root causes of these orange peels. Just beneath the top layer of your skin are tough fibers that pull down on your skin and trap fat cells in. As the fibers become more desperate, the harder it pulls down on your skin and the tighter space...

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Episode 43: Accelerating the Acceleration of Technology

[ad_1] Peter and Dan discuss a common conversation theme in Silicon Valley — namely, that most people have no idea how quickly things are changing — and how technology has caused the world to move at an accelerated pace.   In this episode: Peter gives short overview of Moore’s Law, the history of computation and the exponential growth in this field. Dan and Peter discuss the number people using technology being the driving force that is causing more innovations, new ideas and ultimately new technologies. Peter tells the story of interviewing Marc Andreesen, an American entrepreneur, software engineer and co-creator of Netscape, the first web browser… and how, during that interview, he came up with the idea of the “interface...

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7 Things a Person with a Mental Illness Doesn’t Want to Hear

[ad_1] In the United States alone, nearly one out of every five people is suffering with one or more mental illnesses. That means that when a person passes you by on the street, they have a better chance of having a mental illness than of having green eyes. Yet, why are so many people struggling with knowing what to say, or maybe what NOT to say, when they are talking to a person with anxiety, depression or maybe even PTSD? Have you ever been involved in a group conversation at a party, only to hear a friend tell a newer acquaintance that he knows all about her struggle with OCD because his mother is a “neat freak” and asked him...

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