Yearly Archives: 2018

Use Ikigai to improve your outlook on life and job satisfaction.

  Many people work at jobs just so they can afford to live, eat and survive. The majority of us also experience some sort of feeling of dread in the hours of Sunday evening all the way through to the start of your work day on the Monday. The Japanese theory of Ikigai suggests that Read more…

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How Valuable Is Your Job?

  David Graeber, the anthropologist, recently published a book which stated and unraveled why up to 40% of us secretly think our jobs aren’t necessary or could easily be done by a software or mechanism. To back this theory, a survey carried out by YouGov in 2015 found that 37% of people believe that their Read more…

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3 Ways to Calm Yourself

  When faced with a situation that causes us to become distressed, our first response is often to act irrationally. Tension hinders our mood and our ability to make good choices and take responsible actions, so for the best outcomes we should try and calm ourselves as fast as possible so that we can resurface Read more…

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Be A Multiplier, Don’t Diminish Your Team.

In most businesses, smart leaders are put in jobs to support other smart individuals. Sometimes it is clear that your own intelligence is being put down and potentially drained by a leader, Liz Wiseman in her book ‘Multipliers’ calls these people ‘Diminishers’. In other instances leaders bring out the intelligence and capabilities of their team, Read more…

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Being The Boss: What Does It Really Take?

Up until now it has been assumed that an intelligent leader is a good leader. But new research into IQ and leadership suggests that being too intelligent in relation to your employees could have negative effects on how they perceive you.

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