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November 17, 2022

Why Is Returning From Maternity Leave So Hard?

How can managers and leaders make returning from maternity leave easier for working mothers? I spoke to some parents at Mind Tools to find out.

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August 25, 2022

My Expert Interview About Risk, With Angie Morgan

Love it or hate it, risk is unavoidable, but Rachel Salaman hears how we can harness its power responsibly and successfully

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March 30, 2022

What It's Like to Be a Published Author – Q&A

Hear from two of our in-house writers about what it's like to become a published author, and the life lessons they picked up on the way

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July 7, 2021

How to Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Actions

What can we learn from the recently deceased "Father of CBT" Dr Aaron Beck? Identifying 10 types of distorted thinking.

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June 3, 2021

You're Never Too Old: My Midlife Career Change

Until only recently, I believed that once you reach your 50s, you become almost unemployable. No one wants to invest in someone with such limited working life left, I thought

February 2, 2021

How to Build Mental Muscle – #MTtalk Roundup

"I see ‘mental muscle’ as a bridge over the troubled waters of the mind to connect subconscious to the superconscious"

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April 16, 2020

The Catalyst Effect: Lighting a Spark of Self-Belief

At 45, I decided to give up my teaching job and enroll in a journalism course. My first pitch landed me a short documentary for national radio. My producer Alexis had believed in my ability to succeed

February 6, 2020

Giving Feedback to Managers - Your Top Tips

We all know the value of feedback in the workplace. It can help you to improve your performance, to reassure you that you are on the right track, and to stop you from making serious errors. But can you give feedback to managers?

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October 2, 2019

Self-Improvement in 106,078 Steps – Hard-Won Lessons From My 100K Race

I'd set myself the daunting self-improvement challenge of running 100 km in a day. Here are the lessons-for-life I learned – the hard way!

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September 18, 2019

Turning Fear Into Fuel: Countdown to a Challenge

I'm full of fear, and I only have myself to blame. Six months ago, I signed a form to say that I would run 100 km in a day. There's clearly only one sensible response to that: why? Well, I wanted to raise money for a children's charity that's close to my heart. But I […]

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