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Dealing with rejection: it’s all about mindset

In a recent post, I spoke about fear, doubt and lack of self-worth. Today, I wanted to explore in greater detail the scientific reasoning behind why we interpret rejection as a direct attack on who we are since this is... Continue Reading →

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Risk perception: the good, the bad and the necessary

Recently, while sitting at breakfast with a friend, we began talking about where we wanted careers to take us and how our experiences, degrees and jobs had all slanted us to perceive risk as something dangerous despite knowing that it... Continue Reading →

The importance of boundaries

When it comes to work, many of us struggle to impose boundaries and the fading out of the traditional 9 to 5 job is evidence of this. Think about it, when was the last time you took a weekend to... Continue Reading →

Why the carrot/stick approach no longer works in business

Late to the party I know, but I recently watched a TED talk by Dan Pink on motivation and couldn't resist summarising. In essence, the presentation looked at different ways businesses attempt to motivate their staff, specifically focusing on the effects of... Continue Reading →

In search of balance

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" Newton's third law in my opinion holds more insight than first meets the eye. You see, everything in this world moves in search of an optimal state of balance. In... Continue Reading →

Does it really matter?

Picture this scenario: There are 100+ emails in your inbox, you have 10 large projects on the go, 3 meetings tomorrow and two deadlines that have just appeared which are both urgent. To make matters worse, you're also run down.... Continue Reading →

Why growth is the most important thing in a career and working out what’s next

Recently, I handed in my letter of resignation. To many who 'know' me, this seemed an insane thing to do. I had respect, authority, autonomy and a range of other things most people would think are the defining features of a... Continue Reading →

Let them learn – the art of delegation

Much as we may hate change, we all have a burning desire to matter, to make an impact and to grow. One of the best ways to do this is to keep learning. But traditional learning isn't enough. Our rigid... Continue Reading →

What makes you tick?

I've always been fascinated by what drives people to act a certain way. Whether exploiting competitiveness through gamification, sitting on a sidewalk just watching how people interact with one another or praising somebody to encourage them to do something down... Continue Reading →

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