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Don’t Be Cheap on Compliments- They Go a Long Way

Did you know that getting a compliment triggers the same area in the brain as receiving cash? This is something for all of us to think about and consider. What it basic means is that you basically leave your house, every morning, with stacks of $20s, $50s and $100s to give out to people- for…

Leadership through Change

The modern workplace has significant levels of stress and conflict related to change-management and downsizing. Technological change can cause conflict, as can changing work methodologies. Sometimes change would come in the form of a new boss, with new ideas and new methodologies. Just reorganization alone, which is some workplaces tends to be almost chronic, leads…

The Seven Characteristics of Successful Company Cultures

Successful company cultures manifest seven distinct characteristics as well. These are company cultures that indicate growth and an upward dynamic, and they are typically characterized by a high level of teamwork and engagement. Here are the seven characteristics of successful company cultures. 1. A purpose-driven company culture Successful company cultures are company cultures in which…

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How to Get Along with Anybody

Theodore Roosevelt had said that “the most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people”. Research after research show how good relationships with people around us are important for our health and even to our longevity. Knowing that, it seems that building good and positive relationships with…

The Four Golden Rules of Time Management

Back in the days when I was a PhD student, struggling to work full time, raise three kids, run a household on top of everything, perform my duties as a student, I had an interview as part of the PhD process where I was asked; what is your biggest challenge as a student? I remember…

Feeling Stuck? Stop Doing More of the Same

Let’s talk about motivation and the problem of feeling stuck.  Have you ever been waiting for an elevator to come and hit the button, and when the elevator did not come, hit the button again, and then again, with increased intensity (and frustration) even though you knew, just like the rest of us, that hitting…