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Your Top Tips for Surviving When Politics Heats Up the Office…

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Politics. Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it – especially in these turbulent times. Catalan independence from Spain. U.S. President Donald Trump’s next nugget on North Korea. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s daily declaration on the benefits of Brexit. Whether your political views are red, blue or orange, it’s hard ...

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Things That Interfere With My Family Time. Join Our #MTtalk…

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Please Join Us! What: #MTtalkWhere: TwitterWhen: Friday, December 8 @ 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. GMT / 11:30 p.m. IST)Topic: Things That Interfere With My Family TimeHost: @Mind_Tools “Success at work without success at home isn’t success at all.”― Dale Partridge, U.S. entrepreneur and speaker How Much Is Enough? Several versions ...

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Will Your Holidays be Christmas Chaos or Christmas Calm?…

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“’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”– from The Night Before Christmas, or A Visit From St. Nicholas So goes the much-loved poem that will be read to countless excited children all round the world this Christmas Eve. If only ...

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Find Out What It Means to Me)…

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You’d think that respect is a timeless value that needs no explanation. But there have been large shifts in what it looks like in the workplace over recent years. For example, not so many years ago, male managers would likely have expected to be addressed as “Mr.,” while their team ...

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#MTtalk: How to Ensure That Minorities Matter…

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Turning a Blind Eye “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true,” Margaret Heffernan says in her book, “Willful Blindness.” It is often easier to ignore the truth than to look it squarely in the ...

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Minorities Matter! Join Our #MTtalk…

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Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, November 24. 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. GMT /11:30 p.m. IST) Topic: Minorities Matter! Host: @Mind_Tools “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” – Bertrand Russell, British ...

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My Most Difficult Conversation at Work…

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“You know what, Simon? I think they should fire you for what you’ve done.” As conversational gambits go, it was a showstopper. It certainly stopped me in my tracks. I began to panic. I couldn’t talk. I tried to breathe normally. This was going to be a more difficult conversation than ...

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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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