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Going off the Grid!

Permanent Availability on the Job

Being available at all hours is extremely important for many companies, but does this mean that employees have no right to switch off? Why shutting off your Smartphone and going “off the grid” should be allowed. Honestly, was it necessary to send that last email on Friday at 9:17pm? Could you not have sent that…

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The hidden benefits of stress

How to Use Stress to Make Yourself a Better Person!

Feeling stressed? Embrace it! New research shows that stress can actually make you happier and stronger – just by viewing the experience more positively. Instead of treating stress as a disease, experts are encouraging us to reset our minds to view the negatives of stress as positives. By taking a more positive view of stress…

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The importance of values in the workplace

Ancient success strategy: value-oriented leadership

The former Benedictine monk Anselm Bilgri, along with the Andechs monastery in Germany, managed an enterprise worth millions – following an ancient rule of order. Which leadership values are really successful and what are the key roles they play in employee job motivation? The monk who led a company worth millions The great interest of…

Saying No at Work - How to Respectfully Decline
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Stop saying yes when you really want to say no

Why “No” is the Magic Word

Many people find it difficult to say no. For senior managers and executives, being able to effectively manage your resources and say no when necessary is a crucial skill. This is the key to staying on track with your goals, as well as looking after your health. People who say yes to every request are…

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Stuck in a rut at work?

4 Strategies to Give Your Career New Direction

You arrive at work and get your first cup of coffee. As it’s sitting on your desk, still steaming, you start daydreaming about your plans for the evening. Sound familiar? If so, you may be stuck in a rut at work. It’s an easy problem to ignore, after all it’s terribly cozy in the comfort…

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Combining personal and professional life is increasingly common in today’s world

The New Norm for Management Jobs: Work-Life Integration, Not Balance

Salary.com found that 64 percent of employees visit non-work-related websites every day during work hours, including social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Due to the increasing rate of technological advancement, the lines between home and office have become extremely blurred. Today, it is perfectly acceptable to check work emails over weekends and while…

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Children of working parents are reaping the rewards

Why the New Generation of Professional Parents Is Profiting

Parents who go back to work after having children, and mothers in particular, often struggle with prejudice and criticism. This is completely unfounded, however, because studies have shown that children of professional parents have better prospects for the future. Many young parents, mothers in particular, are faced with the question of how they should juggle…

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How can companies work to decrease the gender gap

Why Aren’t More Women in Power Positions?

Why aren’t there more women in power positions? A question, which has sparked several debates over the years across continents. There are several statistics that support this question. Women account for 46% of people in employment across the EU and on average they have a higher level of education than their male colleagues: 34% of working women have some form of tertiary level education compared to 28% of men. Yet at the top levels of businesswomen remain under-represented. Women are outnumbered by men in leadership positions in the corporate sector.

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Social Media Presence

Tweet Like a Pro: A Short Guide to Social Media for Senior Execs

“Twitter, is that still around?” When it comes to social media, some CEOs have a lot of catching up to do. There are plenty of benefits when an executive shares their perspectives appropriately. Read on to discover why it’s worthwhile to take a spin on Twitter, and learn the right strategies to become a “Social…

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