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November 6, 2023

What's Your Story?

"A story never ends because it changes who we are, how we think, what we do. Its threads and impact continue to grow in ways we know, and don't know." - Yolandé Conradie

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October 11, 2023

Accepting Praise – How to Own Your Achievements

There's a lot of advice on giving praise, but how can we accept it gracefully? Mind Tools' Assistant Content Editor, Alice Gledhill, explores why accepting praise can be so difficult.

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August 16, 2023

Sleeping on the Job: Can Napping at Work Boost Performance?

When your eyelids are feeling a little heavy, you might be tempted to reach for the caffeine or simply power through to the end of the day. Instead, new research suggests that napping may well have been the answer all along.

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July 13, 2023

When Big Feelings Come to Work 

"It started with an ice-breaker. I found myself face-to-face with the head of the whole company. And as I started answering the question, I began to cry, right in front of him. " Melanie Bell

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July 10, 2023

What Is Rust-out? Meet Burnout's Boring Alter Ego

If burnout is the stressed and tired employee rushing from one task to the next, rust-out is their lethargic and unmotivated colleague.

June 23, 2023

Tackling Procrastination – at the Root

One of the worst things about procrastination is that, most of the time, we’re aware we’re doing it. This self-awareness reinforces our sense of shame and promotes self-blame. And that reinforces the negative emotions that led to procrastination in the first place. It’s a vicious circle. 

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June 19, 2023

Taking Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Into Consideration at Work 

Have you ever tried to concentrate on a mentally taxing task when your belly is empty and sending you urgent signals to, "Please eat now!"? I know that happened a lot to me when I was young, and followed an endless series of diets. Food is one of our most basic needs – along with […]

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June 15, 2023

Time to Focus on Our Dangerous Lack of Focus

"Stolen Focus" is a wake-up call. It deserves our attention – if we can spare it!

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May 31, 2023

Am I a Difficult Person – or Is It Everyone Else?

"There are many irritating people out there: from the story one-uppers and interrupters to the lazy good-for-nothings, know-it-alls, and lip-smackers. In fact, you may even work with a few of them." - Rosie Robinson

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May 15, 2023

Mental Health – Let's Get Our Heads Around It

"Mental health issues make people feel uncomfortable. I'm not talking about people who suffer them, I mean the people who don't." - Keith Jackson

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