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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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5 Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint Presentation…

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If you’ve never heard the expression “Death by PowerPoint,” take a look at the Grim Reaper’s* slide, below.  I’m sure you’ve been there. That presentation that never seems to end. The presenter going on and on… and on. You stopped listening half an hour ago. That’s when you began paying ...

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#MTtalk: Dress Codes at Work…

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The Impact of Dress A few years ago, I was helping one of our directors open a new business in Jeffreys Bay, a well-known surfing town in South Africa. One of my colleagues and I had to conduct interviews to appoint frontline staff, administration staff, and a manager for the ...

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Your Tips for Managing Presentation Nerves…

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“That was an amazing presentation,” I thought, shaking my head in disbelief. My friend Amy had just finished her talk for her final year thesis, which was supposed to count toward our final grade. The audience was transfixed, focused on her every word. Her visuals were stunning, she spoke confidently, ...

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