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How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down)

Public speaking affects people in different ways. Some people get jittery and anxious before they talk; they need to spend time calming themselves down before they go onstage. Read more here Source: hbr.org … [Read more...]

Research: We Take More Risks When We Compete Against Rivals

Rivalry is everywhere. We see rivalries in sports, business, school, and basically any arena where there is competition.  Whether it is rivalry between people (Bill Gates versus Steve Jobs; Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal), between organizations (e.g., Ford versus GM), or between nations (e.g., should U.S. soccer fans have rooted for rival Mexico in the World Cup?), there is something uniquely … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Create a Learning Culture on Your Team

Technology is disrupting every industry and area of life, and work is no exception. One of the main career implications of the digital revolution is a shift in demand for human expertise. For instance, LinkedIn’s talent research shows that half of today’s most in-demand skills weren’t even on the list three years ago. Learn more here Source: hbr.org … [Read more...]

How to simplify the data mapping process under the GDPR

As part of an EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance project, organisations are required to map their data and information flows. However, identifying and keeping track of all the information flowing in and out of your organisation can be challenging. Learn more on how data flow map can you help you here Source: IT Governance … [Read more...]

4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching

The stigma of asking for or being assigned an executive coach is vanishing quickly. The growth of the industry tells us so. In the U.S. alone, $1 billion was spent on business, personal and relationship coaches last year, according to IbisWorld, up about 20% from five years earlier. And the number of business coaches worldwide has zoomed more than 60% since 2007, according to one coaching … [Read more...]

How to Manage an Employee Who’s Having a Personal Crisis

We all have life events that distract us from work from time to time — an ailing family member, a divorce, the death of a friend. You can’t expect someone to be at their best at such times. But as a manager what can you expect? How can you support the person to take care of themselves emotionally while also making sure they are doing their work (or as much of it as they are able to)? Read more … [Read more...]

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that had very short deadlines attached to them, even in situations in which tasks with less pressing … [Read more...]

WINDOWS 10: The best tricks, tips and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check out the best tips and tricks in the following link https://www.itnews.com/article/2875600/windows/windows-10-the-best-tips-tricks-and-tweaks.html#slide2 By Brad Chacos, Senior Editor, PCWorld  … [Read more...]

Unintended Consequences: GDPR impacts you didn’t see coming

The General Data Protection Regulation is here to stay. Enforcement officially began on May 25 and while it has created hassles and even havoc for companies scrambling to comply, it also brings some benefits for “data subjects” – that’s you, if any organization collects, processes or stores personal information about you – even those who don’t live in Europe. Many companies will, in fact, play … [Read more...]

Did my comment on your blog get lost?

If you ever feel bad about your job because of mindless tasks you must perform day after day, or if you’re bothered by the fact that your chosen work pays crap, produces nothing useful, and helps no one: have a look at blog comment spammers and breathe a sigh of relief. They make almost any job look fantastic by comparison. Unfortunately, they also spam up the very comment sections where people … [Read more...]