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#MTtalk Review: Building a Winning Culture…

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“One of our values is that you should be looking out for each other. Everyone should try to make the lives of everyone else who works here a little bit simpler.”– Stewart Butterfield, Canadian entrepreneur (co-founder, Flickr and Slack) Hot, Buttered Toast It was very early in the morning, and ...

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Become a Learning Dynamo and Forget Failure…

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How can today’s organizations keep up with the pace of change? For Bradley R. Staats, the answer is easy: we all need to keep learning. Most people would agree that sounds sensible. The hard part is making it happen. “That’s really where, organizationally, we run into trouble,” Staats says. He ...

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Building a Winning Culture – Join Our #MTtalk!…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalkWhere: TwitterWhen: Friday, September 14 @ 1 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. GMT/10:30 p.m. IST)Topic: Building a Winning CultureHost: @Mind_Tools “People want to be given responsibility to help solve the problem, and authority to act on it.”– Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks About This Week’s Chat: a Trip ...

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How to Avoid the Office Cold…

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Have you ever fallen prey to the office cold? It’s no surprise if you have. When it comes to catching a cold, your office is one of the main “danger zones.” In fact, unless you regularly travel via public transport, your workplace is probably the riskiest area. The reason is ...

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#MTtalk Review: Psychological Safety at Work…

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“Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability.”– Bryant McGill, American author Crashing a Quad Bike A few years ago I had a quad bike accident. We were on holiday, and we went for an ride in a mountainous forest over very rough terrain. It ...

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Your Top Tips for People Starting Out at Work…

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If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself when you were first starting out at work? Few of us forget our very first job. It’s often an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time. And whether you loved or loathed the experience, we bet you learned a lot ...

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Psychological Safety at Work – Join Our #MTtalk!…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, August 31 @ 1 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. BST, 10:30 p.m. IST) Topic: Psychological Safety at Work Host: @Mind_Tools “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.”– U.S. author Roy T. Bennett About This Week’s Chat A while ago, I ...

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Should You Play Music at Work?…

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“Oh come on! Who put this song on AGAIN?!” “Are you kidding? It’s a classic.” “I don’t care, it’s been on FIVE times today already!” At this point I look away and put my headphones on. Partly to drown out the commotion, but also because I can’t stand that song, ...

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#MTtalk Review: Books That Changed Your Life…

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin, American Novelist Literacy Is a Gift A few years ago I visited Angola for the first time. As we sometimes do, I made certain assumptions about what it would ...

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How Mindfulness Leads to Emotional Intelligence…

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If you hear that a new team member or manager is “emotionally intelligent,” you’ll probably nod gratefully. You’ll understand that he or she will likely listen to you, try to see things from your point of view, and resist jumping to conclusions. Before 1995, though, you may have wondered what ...

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