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#MTtalk: Ageism in the Workplace…

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Discrimination on the basis of age is as unacceptable as discrimination on the basis of any other aspect of ourselves that we cannot change.  ∼ Ashton Applewhite, American writer and activist. How Ageism Happens On a recent flight, the passenger next to me started talking to me. I’m not the ...

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How to Avoid Becoming an Email Monster…

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We’ve come a long way since email was first invented. In fact, did you know that the first email was sent in 1971? That’s right, we’ve been using email for nearly 50 years now! So, you’d think we’d be old pros at writing effective emails by now, right? Wrong! Poor Email Etiquette ...

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Ageism in the Workplace: Join Our #MTtalk…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, 12 May @ 1pm EST (5pm GMT/10:30pm IST) Topic: Ageism in the Workplace Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week’s Chat  Today, I’d like to share Sophia’s story with you. She’s a close family member and a very hardworking person. When Sophia was ...

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How to Focus on Your Locus of Control…

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As luck would have it, you’re reading this blog. Or did you make a rational, informed choice to take a look, having browsed the Mind Tools website? What was the controlling force that landed you here? Only you can answer those questions. But “who’s in control?” is a concept that has fascinated thinkers throughout ...

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Learning to Acknowledge Ignorance…

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On Earth Day this year, I found myself about three-quarters of the way through Yuval Noah Harari’s book, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.” April’s celebration of the planet featured a March for Science, held in more than 600 cities worldwide. The mission was to “communicate science as a pillar of human freedom ...

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#MTtalk: Leading in Uncertain Times…

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“The future is uncertain… but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.” – Ilya Prigogine, Nobel prize-winning chemist Uncertainty is a Fact of Life We’re living in a world filled with uncertainty. We hear about it, we read about it, and we see it on television. We feel it ...

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Your Top Tips for Fostering Initiative in Teams…

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People with the ability to think on their feet are becoming ever more crucial to the workplace. Teams that consist of self-starting, inquisitive, creative initiative-takers drive better business performance and stimulate operations that are agile, responsive and resilient. But some things are easier to accomplish in theory than in practice. ...

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Leading in Uncertain Times – Join Our #MTtalk…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, April 28 @ 1pm EST (5pm GMT/10:30pm IST) Topic: Leading in Uncertain Times Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week’s Chat  When I was driving to the office one morning, I heard on the radio that the bank I worked for had merged with three ...

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Six Ways I Beat the Blues of Being a Team of One!…

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Most organizations contain teams – encompassing anything from just a few people to possibly 30 or more! But, have you ever worked for a company where there’s a team of just one? I have. In fact, I’ve been that team of one on several occasions. I currently work as a temporary assistant, ...

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Ask These 5 Questions Before Making Decisions…

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Wouldn’t it be great if all decisions were a clear choice between right and wrong, good and bad? It would take a minute to decide what to do, and you’d move on to the next one unencumbered by lingering doubts. Sadly, that’s not a scenario most managers would recognize. From ...

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