Performance

Emotions are catchy – do we need to be innoculated?

Emotions are a crucial aspect of how we experience our day to day working lives. They are seen as useful markers of optimal well being and experiencing more positive than negative emotions contributes to our happiness. There are significant benefits … Continue reading

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Engaged Employees mean more profits

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Linda Gratton’s future of work and careers

In Linda Gratton’s new book, The Shift: the future of work is already here, she talks about the forces that will shape work and careers in the future and what we should do to build a career that will stand the … Continue reading

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Goal setting for everyone

As some of you may know, I’ve started an MSC in Applied Positive Psychology. As part of my reading I came across a very interesting piece of empirical research about goal setting. Of course, being a naive student I forget … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Question – Net Promoter Score

Net Promoter is a customer loyalty metric developed by (and a registered trademark of) Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company, and Satmetrix. It was introduced by Reichheld in his 2003 Harvard Business Review article “The One Number You Need to Grow”. … Continue reading

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Money and the meaning of life….

Read this on HBR and couldn’t put it any better myself so…. Everywhere you look, there’s compelling evidence that the single-minded pursuit of wealth often leads smart people to do incredibly stupid things — things that destroy what money can’t … Continue reading

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The top 20 companies worldwide for leadership (and why)

Hay group’s annual survey…. who tops it this year? http://www.haygroup.com/BestCompaniesForLeadership/research-and-findings/global-top-20.aspx

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Performance Evaluation translations

A keen analyst: Thoroughly confused. Accepts new job assignments willingly: Never finishes a job. Active socially: Drinks heavily. Alert to company developments: An office gossip. Approaches difficult problems with logic: Finds someone else to do the job. Average: Not too … Continue reading

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Are we educating kids in redundant skills?

Daniel Pink  talks about how our education system lags about 20 years behind what industry requires – now we need skills in conceptual thinking and creativity and not routines/standardisation and how to pass tests (particularly multiple choice tests). Listen here.

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How to get what you want….

I’ve been writing some emails on behalf of a client and thought I should start sharing these gems via the blog. So here goes my first one… Have you ever thought about the best way to get what you want? … Continue reading

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