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July 19, 2023

You Failed Your Goals... Now What?

I had a lot of resolutions for myself this year. And yet we're now closer to the next year than the last, and I can't seem to think of a single noteworthy achievement to show for it.

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June 29, 2023

Aim for Excellent, Not Perfect: My Expert Interview With Morra Aarons-Mele 

"For some people, anxiety is a constant companion, even in situations where there’s no obvious reason for it. And it often goes hand in hand with a desire to achieve." 

March 15, 2022

Lessons Identified Vs. Lessons Learned – #MTtalk Roundup

Yolande Conradie looks back on how an ill-fated car ride convinced her that she needed to learn her lesson

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July 4, 2019

How to Show Self-Compassion – Your Top Tips!

How do you react when you make a mistake or fall short of your goals? If you're anything like me, you'll criticize yourself relentlessly. And you'll dwell on the moments before the blunder, picking apart every decision that led you there. But what if the tables were turned and it was your colleague that slipped […]

January 8, 2019

Learning From Experience – #MTtalk Roundup

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” ― Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist Facing a new year, I've always wondered what the next 12 months may hold. Perhaps if I knew what was going to happen I'd be able to plan better. However, even with planned events I don't always feel […]

March 1, 2018

Best Practice or Just Bad Habits?

Best practices. Those two words carry a lot of weight. These are the activities that can help you and your company to raise your game, right? They can get you up onto a level with your leading competitor. They can even help you overtake that competitor, if they can be spread effectively throughout your organization. […]

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August 24, 2017

I Made a Mistake! Should I Keep Quiet?

Everyone makes mistakes. And I'd bet that anyone who says they haven't made a mistake hasn't accomplished much in life. An anonymous genius once said, "When it comes to our own mistakes we are very good lawyers. When it comes to others' mistakes we are very good judges." When we make a big mistake, some of […]

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April 6, 2017

How My Small Mistake Led to Big Problems

Learning from our own mistakes is how we progress. We can only hope that the consequences of them are not too burdensome. Here's an opportunity to learn without paying any price. Because, in this case, the mistake was all mine... Setting the Scene A generation ago, I eagerly accepted a new job leading Human Resources at an […]

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February 5, 2016

It Pays to Look After Customer-Facing Staff

I turn my back on the gray, drizzly high street and stand at the threshold of the store, blinking in the light of a thousand LED bulbs. The light bounces off the glossy white walls, and sparkles on the cases of a hundred smooth and futuristic-looking mobile phones. It also glints off the solid black […]

November 6, 2015

My Awkward Team Meeting

  Have you ever been in a team meeting at work and wanted the ground to swallow you up? What's your most cringe-worthy memory of a team meeting that didn't go very well for you? I have been witness to many an awkward moment in meetings, happily not always involving me directly. My awkward moment […]

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