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March 10, 2022

Why Indecision Is Worth Thinking About

"Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance." – Daniel Kahneman

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January 19, 2022

Are You a Caterpillar or a Butterfly? – Planning Your Career From Here

My pay dropped significantly, and I had to learn to navigate the world of self-employment. It was scary – but exciting, too, because I was reshaping my career, and using a much wider range of experiences and skills

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December 29, 2021

Replace Your New Year Resolutions With a Hope Letter

You can lump people into two distinct groups: those who set New Year resolutions, and those who don't. But, maybe there's a third way

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March 11, 2021

My Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

"Data drives Amazon forward, many of the knock-on effects of its success are not ones that I would have chosen. Yet I keep giving Amazon full consent to use my data." - Jonathan Hancock

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September 10, 2020

Beating Prediction, Charting the Future

Big Data is seductive. It promises that if we know enough, our lives will be more efficient. Margaret Heffernan thinks differently.

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March 3, 2020

How Do You Cope in an Emergency? – #MTtalk Roundup

How have you looked after yourself and others in emergency situations? And what have you learned in the process?

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November 12, 2019

What's Your Motive? - #MTtalk Roundup

Here's what happened in Friday's #MTtalk Twitter chat – about knowing your own motives, and understanding how they're perceived by others

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May 14, 2019

Knowing When to Let Go – #MTtalk Roundup

"Holding on is believing that there's only a past; letting go is knowing that there's a future." ― Daphne Rose Kingma, American author The Fear That Paralyzed Me  There have been many times in my life when I've struggled to leave things behind. Some of my toughest decisions have been about changing jobs, and about […]

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January 3, 2019

Who Said We Can't Change?

What makes a high performer? Is it hard work and commitment, or a more strategic application of effort? For Marc Effron, it's all of the above, but the second approach is the deal breaker. The subtitle of his new book, "8 Steps to High Performance," says it all: "Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore […]

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October 11, 2018

Ethical Leadership and Doing the Right Thing

Have you ever noticed how decisions are so much harder when you try to do the right thing and make an ethical decision, rather than focusing on what's easiest or most practical? This is mainly because "the right thing" means different things to different people. It's like carving jello. Priorities shift and the decision wobbles, […]

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