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Diversity of Thought Matters, Too…

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Some years ago, I joined a writing team at a production company in New York. We were hired to create cross-cultural training material, designed to help people do business overseas. The content was broad and deep, and included societal attitudes as well as practical tips like how to greet people ...

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The Self-Promotion Trap – Join Our #MTtalk!…

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Self-promotion is a great tool for building your career, but it can also be damaging if you use it recklessly. So how can you self-promote without falling into the traps? Please Join Us! What: #MTtalkWhere: Twitter When: September 13, @ 1 p.m. EST (5 p.m. GMT / 10:30 p.m. IST)Topic: ...

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Fresh Ideas for a New Season – Your Top Tips!…

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It’s the start of a new season! What fresh ideas or approaches are you going to bring to your work this month? We asked you, our friends and followers on social media, what changes you’re planning… You could, of course, just wait for inspiration to strike. The trouble with that is, it may ...

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Bring on Failure: Our Expert Interview With Bill Wooditch…

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“If you want to be successful, you need to fail more!” This bold statement is the opening line of Bill Wooditch’s new book, “Fail More.” In it, Wooditch aims to put meat on the bones of the old adage that we should learn from our mistakes. According to Wooditch, a successful entrepreneur, the ability to turn disaster into triumph relies ...

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NSFW: To Share or Not to Share?…

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You’re part of a tight team. You frequently communicate out of hours to help one another out and share ideas. You socialize. You’re becoming good friends and collaborators. Then you share something NSFW – not safe for work. This kind of terrible mistake could wreck your reputation and working relationships ...

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The Power of Appreciation…

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My line manager came into my office last week to thank me. Just one sentence: “Thank you, Valerie, for the wonderful work you do.” I broke into a broad smile, full of pride. In that moment, I’m sure I stood a few inches taller! A week after my boss voiced her appreciation, I’m still feeling the benefits. My motivation has soared, I’m more willing to be creative, even if ...

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Supporting a Traumatized Colleague – Join Our #MTtalk!…

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“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” ― S. Kelley Harrell, American author Please Join Us! What: #MTtalkWhere: TwitterWhen: August 16 @ 1 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. GMT/10:30 p.m. IST)Topic: Supporting a Traumatized Colleague Host: @Mind_Tools When I started posting threads and asking questions on the Mind Tools forums many ...

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Safety at Work – How Do You Help Your Team to Feel OK?…

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We put this question to our followers on social media, and they all agreed on one thing. Being safe at work isn’t confined to steel boots and safety helmets these days. How people feel is every bit as vital. And organizations that create environments in which people feel “psychologically safe” ...

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#MTtalk Roundup: How to Be More Considerate at Work…

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“Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous – not just to some people in some circumstances – but to everyone all the time.”  Thomas J. Watson, American Businessman What Makes a Considerate Colleague? Everybody has a different idea of what it means to be considerate. In ...

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