Committed to the business OR engaged at work?

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Are these the same? Is one better than the other? Don’t the work outputs end up being the same? My answers in order are – No. Yes. Output maybe, satisfaction no. Being committed to the business translates to loyalty and understanding that business success leads to employee success. A high level of employee commitment suggests good alignment between the benefits … Read More

Why See a Dietitian for Nutritional Advice?

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Being in the middle of the information age, we are constantly exposed to a high volume of information all around us every day. With so much information available from our fingertips comes also a lot of misinformation. There is so much information out there on what to eat, what not to eat and why a new diet is the next … Read More

Small actions can make big differences.

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What would happen if we all took responsibility for making a happy workplace? I’m putting the question out there as a general thought starter? I’m optimistic some of my readers will pick up this idea and share it. Here’s my super simple tips to get started. Number 1 – Don’t forget to show appreciation. This is the most simple and … Read More

As a manager are you on top of empathy?

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Are managers and team leaders responsible for empathy in the workplace? Or, is it just a happy accident resulting from the mix of characters in your workplace? If you are knowledgeable and proactive, then it will be an accident of employee engagement. Do you know of someone now that is struggling?  You don’t need to have been in their shoes … Read More

What happens at work happens at home; are your relationships suffering?

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The problem with unhappy workplace relationships is that it represents 40 hours a week (for most people) when they wish they were somewhere else. Unhappy workplace relationships result in good people finding a better place to work, some people working slower in order to avoid dealing with certain people, or have a lot of sick days. Workplace productivity declines, and … Read More

Spare a thought for millennials

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The modern workplace and workforces are coping with workplace structures that are almost guaranteed to cause stress. The gig economy, labour hire firms, constantly changing technology, self imposed expectations by millennial that you will know everything about technology, time sapping social media and a social world that is driven by multiple online connections. All of these drain the individual with … Read More

What are you waiting for – why don’t professionals invest in themselves?

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Why don’t professionals invest in their own mental health wellbeing. Why do you, as a professional, have to wait for a crisis before deciding to invest in your own preventative education. This ‘wait ‘til its urgent’ attitude is true for many people, but for professionals who work directly with other people, often helping professions, managing others, leading big groups, your … Read More

What the best managers know how to do

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Recognition, reward, praise! Research proves that high levels of recognition and praise correlates with: Higher retention Higher productivity Higher customer satisfaction In fact, 88% of workers cite lack of recognition as their No 1 work issue.  This doesn’t mean being artificial or stretching the truth. Regular feedback and using coaching skills to help employees understand not only what the job … Read More

Are you good enough?

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Does this question makes you nervous? then keep reading. Are you pretending you are good enough but find yourself constantly working harder to prove it? Sometimes can you not even start something because you’re so worried about failing?. If so it’s likely that you’re a perfectionist. It can lead to procrastination, anxiety, addiction and is linked to a whole range … Read More

Is perfection your enemy?

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We’ve all heard it, perfection is the enemy of good but do you know perfectionism is the enemy of good health? Are you addicted to perfection, a perfectionist? Does your need for perfection bring you to a standstill or drive you into a frenzy? It’s time to acknowledge it, to take action to overcome your addiction. The consequences of this addiction … Read More