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Help! How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Notifications…

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Bridget checked Instagram over breakfast, then glanced at the text notifications on her cell. She replied to a few WhatsApps before heading off to work. Bridget’s office phone showed three voicemails. She ignored those. Then she logged on to her computer, where 108 new emails beckoned for her attention. Those would ...

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#MTtalk: Small Choices, Big Changes…

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An Unwanted Crop Imagine that a farmer wakes up one morning to find that his crop of tomatoes has mysteriously transformed into chilli peppers! Unlikely, isn’t it? It means that he would have had to have bought chilli seeds instead of tomato seeds by mistake and then not paid any ...

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Your Top Tips on How to Motivate People…

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When it comes to motivational clichés, I’ve heard them all. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  Or perhaps that old classic: “Keep calm and carry on.” But, before you roll your eyes, clichés can work. Just look at Nike’s world-famous “Just Do It” slogan. It’s one that reportedly helped the ...

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Small Choices, Big Changes: Join Our #MTtalk…

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Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, November 10 @ 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. GMT / 11:30 p.m. IST) Topic: Small Choices, Big Changes Host: @Mind_Tools “It is the big choices we make that set our direction. It is the smallest choices we make that get us ...

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How Ambitious Should You Be?…

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Picture the scene: you have a job that you love, working for a great company. But, this has been your life for the past five years. Surely you need to be more ambitious? Perhaps now is the right time to be moving “onward and upward”? So, your boss recommends you ...

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The Seven Key Qualities of a Magnetic Leader…

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There are lots of reasons why talented people move from one job to another – more money, better opportunities, greater responsibility. But one key reason that is often forgotten is the appeal or “magnetism” that senior managers have to prospective employees. This is the idea behind Roberta Chinsky Matuson’s new ...

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#MTtalk: Exercise and Physical Health at Work…

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Core Values, Core Health In conversations about leadership, we likely discuss our values and how they influence our lives and decisions. We also talk about how our values can, and do, change over time. Living a healthy life is now one of my core values – but it wasn’t always the case. ...

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Critical Thinking and the Case for “Bigfoot”…

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“Fake news” isn’t so new after all – there have been reports for decades of a giant ape-like beast in the mountainous wildernesses of various countries. It’s easy to simply dismiss such tales of “abominable snowmen” or, conversely, to get swept up in the related conspiracy theories. So, how can ...

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My Last Appraisal Was a Disaster!…

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So you think you’ve had a bad appraisal lately? I can probably top it. A few years back, in the bad old days of the annual performance review, I worked as an editor in a publishing company. I’d been in my post for around a year and, although there’d been ...

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