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How to Be Flexible in the Workplace – Responding to Change Quickly and Positively

[ad_1] © GettyImagesWLDaviesWhen you're flexible, you're versatile, resilient and responsive to change. Rapid technological advances, along with fast-paced changes in global markets and the political landscape, mean that today's workplaces are often unpredictable. Your organization has probably undergone major change of one kind or another recently – most have. Perhaps, as a result, you've found yourself taking on new responsibilities, or working with a variety of different teams or across different functions. Maybe your industry is in a state of upheaval, with no two days the same, or you've had to adapt to working under a succession of different managers. All of this means that it's more important than ever that you are flexible and responsive to sudden change. In...

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What Happens When Productivity Meets Mental Illness?

[ad_1] More and more people nowadays struggle with poor mental health. This is an unfortunate outcome of the stressful nature of modern life. And what many of us don’t realize is that, when you suffer from disorders of the mind, it might reflect negatively on the quality and quality of your work. But how and why does mental illness affect employee productivity? Let’s find out. Several studies in the past have uncovered that employees who struggle with mental illnesses, and particularly with depression, take more sick days than those who aren’t in this situation. The underlying cause behind this is obvious. When you’re unwell, you feel less motivated to face your daily responsibilities and complete tasks. This happens in the...

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How to Manage a Probationary Period Effectively – Helping People Get up to Speed

[ad_1] © GettyImagesdavidfUse probationary periods to ensure that your new hires are a good fit with your team. New manager Lena has recently recruited Dialla, who is on a three-month probationary period. Two and a half months in, and Lena's not sure that she made the right decision. Dialla is often late into work, and she still hasn't got to grips with the team's processes and ways of working. And, while Dialla has a great "can do"' attitude, Lena wonders why she isn't up to speed yet. Lena hasn't yet raised her concerns with Dialla, but she knows that she needs to soon. Perhaps Dialla has a genuine reason for her lateness, or doesn't have the right equipment to do...

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3 Scientific Ways Drinking Water Makes You More Productive

[ad_1] We all know drinking water is essential to good health. It keeps us alive and helps our body function properly. But what if I told you staying hydrated is also a good way to become more productive too? This article will show you 3 scientifically backed reasons why drinking enough water each day will help you focus better and get more done. Why Is Water So Important? To put it simply, your body would stop working properly without a good amount of hydration. This makes sense when you consider that water makes up around 60% of your body weight. The human body has many important functions to perform and needs water to do most of them. For example, your...

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Episode 49: Your Mindset is Everything

[ad_1] Peter and Dan discuss the Polak Game — a diagram with four perspectives on the world — and why they believe entrepreneurs share the mindset that the world is getting better and we have the ability to make it even better.   In this episode: Peter discusses his practice of sharing three daily wins, and why he uses this method with his kids to reflect on the positives from the day. Dan and Peter describe confirmation bias and why they knowingly choose to see the world in a positive way.  Peter shares his belief that mindset is the most important asset, more crucial than wealth and knowledge, and that how you protect your mindset is critically important. Podcast: Play...

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Newsletter 512: Two Problems, One Solution!

[ad_1] Two Problems, One Solution! Sometimes, seemingly very different problems can share the same solution.For example, opposing parties can be brought together in a way that both find satisfactory by using "principled negotiation." You can explore two effective uses of this approach with our articles, Win-Win Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.Understanding the other person's position, and "putting yourself in his or her shoes" is key to principled negotiation. Our article, Empathy at Work, suggests practical tips for doing this.Enjoy this newsletter! ...

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10 Ways to Get Through Difficult Times

[ad_1]  “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Victor Frankl Life can throw things at us that catch us off guard, sometimes even multiple things at once.  And this can leave us feeling afraid, frustrated, confused, angry and sometimes even helpless. And trust me I have been there before, its not a nice place to be in. But I am here to tell you that it’s not impossible to get through and a lot of the time isn’t as bad as you think it is. So today I am going to be sharing with you 10...

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The Top Tips to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

[ad_1] Confident people are always ready to take new challenges in life. They have a better self-image, positive outlook towards life, and a strong belief in their abilities that they can work as expected. Whether it is their job, academic career, or social relationships they always stand out from the rest. Confidence is indeed a key to a successful life and if children manage to master this trait, they can ensure a healthy and victorious future for themselves. Being confident will not only improve their mental health but will help them deal with every situation and challenges such as stress, peer pressure, studies, emotions etc. Confident children can accomplish every goal with passion and perseverance. Parents can play a major...

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How to Read Like a CEO Without Breaking a Sweat: 47 Books a Year

[ad_1]   “I read a book one day and my whole life changed” – Orhan Pamuk Yes, it’s true. You can a read like a CEO without breaking a sweat. And I know this because I do it. And it’s easy. I didn’t believe it at first but a year and 47 books later, it became true. Let me first tell you that an average CEO reads about 40 books a year while an average person reads less than 10 books a year. And the difference in income is more than 400 times bigger. But this is the info you already know. You want to know how so let’s go into it. Create a system for book reading You decide...

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Newsletter 511: Build Workplaces That Really Work!

[ad_1] Build Workplaces That Really Work! Take a look around your workspace. Is it designed to nourish your people and encourage productivity? Or is it a poorly laid out, uninspiring and demoralizing environment?Our physical surroundings impact our happiness and well-being, which makes the airy, visual appeal of open floor plans very popular. But even these spaces present challenges, and you can explore them in our article, How to Focus in an Open-Plan Office.You can learn more about creating healthy and productive workplaces with our articles, Minimizing...

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