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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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December 6, 2018

Putting the "Human" Back Into Human Resources

In recent years, artificial intelligence and robotics have been hailed as efficiency boosters in all kinds of situations. But, while there's no doubting the helpfulness of new technology, where does it leave the human? Should we become more robotic ourselves, or is it better for us to focus on areas that are out of reach […]

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July 19, 2018

How to Work Better by Doing Less

Have you ever noticed how differently people work when doing the same task? For example, two colleagues can be both putting together similar presentations. One finishes the project in a day, the other takes three weeks. The quality of the work is the same, but one is able to work better.  Morten Hansen has personal […]

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July 10, 2018

Your Ideal Office Design – #MTtalk Roundup

“We shape our buildings. Thereafter, they shape us.” – Winston Churchill About This Week’s Chat: Goodbye, Old Desk I get attached to all kinds of things, but especially vintage or antique wooden furniture. It’s even worse if the item was handed down from older generations in my family – I refuse to get rid of it. And so […]

March 22, 2018

Why Does Performance Management Get a Bad Rap?

Performance management. Two words that can send shivers down the spines of employees, and generate headaches in even the most conscientious of managers! So, why does something that's designed to help individuals and teams to support and enhance their organization's goals get such a bad rap? Executive coach Sarah Harvey, founder of Savvy Conversations, believes […]

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