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Five Steps to Empowering Others: Our Expert Interview with Frances Frei

You could say empowering others is the holy grail of leadership. When people feel empowered, performance, productivity and satisfaction all improve. But how do you do it? Harvard professor Frances Frei and her partner, Anne Morriss, think they’ve got the answer. They’ve developed a practical framework for empowerment, based on their work...

To-Do Lists and To-Don’t Lists – Join Our #MTtalk

We are all familiar with the “To-Do” list. To-Do Lists are important tools that help us to prioritize what we want to accomplish in a day. In fact, many of us likely start our workdays listing what we need to do using one. Before we know it, we’ve planned out our whole day, perhaps our whole week or even month. We’ve filled our lives with what can often...

Racism in the Workplace and BLM: Our First Conversation

Have you ever had a conversation about racism in the workplace? Perhaps you really want to, but you’re worried about the reaction you’ll get. Or maybe you’re tired of explaining yourself and bored of the whole thing. Racism in the Workplace In this video, three of our U.K.-based colleagues – Esh Jugal, Jeffrey Oshinyemi and Sai Cook –...

Beating Prediction, Charting the Future

Prediction was a passion for my Grandad. My Mum was a working single parent, so every school day, I dropped into my grandparents’ for lunch. And every day I’d see Grandad hunched over the racing pages, poring over form guides. He believed fervently that he could unlock the secrets buried in those mountains of stats. The big win was just around...

Being Present in a Strange World – #MTtalk Roundup

“Just breathe.” “Focus on the present.” “Don’t worry about the future.” These words may sound like helpful pearls of wisdom, but staying present through tough times is often easier said than done. COVID-19 has stripped away our sense of normalcy and stability. Instead, we now live life on continually shifting ground, with no known destination....

Habits: Good and Bad Ones From 2020 — Your Top Tips!

What’s the secret to success? “Do the thing you hate most first,” is the best answer I’ve heard in a long time. You hear that phrase, and you just know it’s a great idea. A great habit to have embedded in your life. How could it be otherwise? If we don’t do the thing we hate most first, it sits there like a great big wall, blocking us from...

The Power of Gratitude: Our Expert Interview with Adrian Gostick

What keeps you motivated at work? Is it great people, interesting projects, or generous perks? Author and consultant Adrian Gostick surveyed more than a million people and found a surprising answer – one of the most effective motivators is simply a personalized thank you. “In the highest-performing organizations, managers recognized excellence,”...

#MTtalk Roundup: Lost Your Career Overnight, What Now?

Tomorrow. Tomorrow is when career dreams come true. It’s when we get rewarded for things we did today and yesterday. And it represents more than just the day after today. Maybe you’ve put in a lot of hard work this year because you’re aiming for a promotion next year. Perhaps you’re saving now for a holiday in six months’ time. Tomorrow,...

The Subtle Art of Racism: What I Realized Because of BLM

I am not Black and I have never experienced violent racism in my life. But I know what it’s like to be treated differently because of the color of my skin. Everyone’s talking about racism. But from my experience, when people talk about racism, they are talking about extremists. About the neo-Nazis, the far-right political parties, or your...

Volunteering in Lockdown: How Helping Others Can Help You

When half the world went into lockdown, “social distancing” was the term on everybody’s lips. Here in the U.K., sidewalks were tattooed with two-meter distance markers, families were under house arrest, and we all had to stay far apart, even from those closest to us. This was harder for some than for others. Those most at risk of the virus...

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