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January 22, 2020

From Circus Performer to HR Professional!

With strange times come unusual career moves. Find out how Laura Kelly reskilled and why.

November 20, 2019

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' Editorial Assistant, Alice Gledhill, explores why, for many of us, accepting praise can be so difficult.

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May 29, 2018

Am I Enough? – #MTtalk Roundup

"The most important day is the day you decide you're good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free." – Brittany Josephina, writer and life coach About This Week's Chat: Feeling Like a Fraud Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? Do you think that one day, everybody will find out […]

April 12, 2018

Your Top Tips for Being More Assertive

"Ah, Keith, quick word. Late notice, I know, but I need that [insert complicated, dreary task here!] done before the weekend, not by the end of next week. Sorry." Terminator-style, my mind processes a series of responses: "******* typical! As if I haven't got enough on my ****** plate! I'll just reschedule my entire week […]

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January 11, 2018

How Can I Stop Saying Sorry All the Time?

"Sorry Rachel, could I just interrupt briefly?" "Right, yes, sorry Aaron. Go ahead." "Sorry, I just thought we were working towards a March completion on this project? Sorry if I've got that wrong." Sound familiar? Saying "sorry" when we don't really need to can be a difficult habit to break. Perhaps you don't even notice […]

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September 28, 2017

Need Some Help Saying No?

They call them "the terrible twos" for a reason. Tell a two-year-old to put away his toys because it's time for a bath and you'll likely be subjected to a screaming "No." Let’s assume that the toddler's parents reprimanded him for his outbursts, then sent him off to his bedroom. But his behavior continued at […]

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February 21, 2014

Why Busy People Should Journal

When you’re a busy person, it can seem hard to find the time to keep a journal. You've got stuff to do – time spent reflecting seems wasted! However, daily journaling helps you solve problems, learn better from experience, manage stress, improve your emotional intelligence, build self-confidence, think more positively, and move towards your goals. […]

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