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The 7 habits of highly effective people: begin with the end in mind

Welcome to the second installment in our new series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book, and that is the habit of being proactive. This is all about your response to […]

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The importance of a personal day

For the past few weeks, we’ve been talking a great deal about stress in the workplace. It’s an important topic. Stress affects us all. Just look at this excerpt from the website “While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance—and impact your physical and emotional health. Often, […]

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5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

Today, we’re finishing up our miniseries on workplace stress. We’ve covered a great deal of ground these past few weeks when it comes to this incredibly important yet often overlooked topic. Despite how pervasive an epidemic it is (approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis), not enough workplaces […]

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7 ways to maximise your online learning

Online learning is seen by many as the way of the future. With digital technology expanding the study horizons each day, who can argue? More than a bi-product of cultural evolution, the rise of e-learning is a viable method for established professionals to engage in adult learning. A current and flexible environment that allows you […]

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5 reasons to encourage employees to work effectively, not long hours

Contrary to what many employers and employees believe, working overtime and exceeding the normal 40 hours per week does not equate to higher productivity. To increase output, many employers can be found pushing their staff to work more hours with overtime pay; however, there are also workers that are asked to work for long hours […]

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How to identify stress among employees

According to a recent study, approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis in the workplace. It’s a costly epidemic. Karen Higginbottom over at Forbes writes, “Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower engagement, are less productive and have higher absenteeism levels than those not working under excessive […]

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Helping employees overcome a scarcity mindset

Last time on the blog, we introduced the concept of a ‘scarcity mentality’ in the workplace—a very real matter that many employees experience across a wide variety of companies and organisations. Why does the scarcity mentality matter in the workplace? Because if your team members maintain such a mindset in their day-to-day job, it can […]

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5 more things productive leaders do differently

In our last blog, which you can read here, we began a mini-series on productivity tips. Understanding how to maximize your time and talents is essential as a leader. Strong leaders understand the value of time management and make the most of their hours so that they can accomplish more and still maintain quality in […]