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What You Need From Managers in 2021 – Your Tips

It’s been over a year since the start of the pandemic. The world of work has changed as we know it. The “new normal” isn’t new anymore. It’s just… normal. It’s normal not to see managers for days at a time, to be in Zoom meetings all day long, to work from home in your pajamas, or to work flexibly so that you can enjoy a round of golf. I...

Owning Your Story – Join Our #MTtalk

What: #MTtalkWhere: TwitterWhen: April 9, @1 p.m. EST (5 p.m. GMT / 10:30 p.m. IST)Topic: Owning Your StoryHost: @Mind_Tools “When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story we can write a brave new ending.”― Brené Brown, American academic and author About This Week’s Chat Have you ever wondered how ropes...

My Experience Working Through Menopause

Life doesn’t pause when you’re going through menopause. I still want to be dynamic in my meetings but I also want to go unnoticed. The pressure to succeed weighs heavily on my shoulders! In the last few months, I have begun to be vocal about menopause and how debilitating it can be at work. So, I was delighted to be asked to put pen to paper...

Empathy in Action: Our Expert Interview With Mimi Nicklin

Remember that time your boss asked you, “How can I help?” And then delivered on your answer before the close of the business day? Yeah, me neither. No offense to any of my former bosses. I understand that managers have tasks and deadlines of their own. But, according to empathy expert Mimi Nicklin, this approach can deliver phenomenal results...

The Storms That Shaped Us – #MTtalk Roundup

“It is better to stand in the rain than to run to your enemy for shelter.”Matshona Dhilwayo, Zimbabwean philosopher and author It was February 12, 2006. We were on our way to the U.S.A., on a trip that we had planned, and saved for, over many months. We were giddy with excitement because we were headed for New York City – the Big Apple… city...

My Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

A lightbulb’s just blown in the kitchen and I need to buy a replacement. So it’s decision time. There’s a small electrical shop a few blocks away. I could walk there, which would be good exercise – and I’d be helping a local company. But it’s rainy and cold. There’s also a good chance that they won’t stock the slightly unusual bulb I need. Then...

Boundaries: Your New Best Friend – #MTtalk Roundup

“We need to keep things that will nurture us inside our fences and keep things that will harm us outside.”Dr Henry Cloud, U.S. author and psychologist. Sometimes, I can only smile when I realize that the universe is sneakily testing me. This past weekend was a perfect example of such a test. When preparing to write these blogs,...

Inspirational Women – Celebrating Champions of Change for International Women’s Day 2021

Which women do you look up to? Are they successful entrepreneurs, talented performers, or historic activists? International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the women who have shaped the world. It also highlights inequalities that persist to this day. In honor of this year’s theme #Choosetochallenge, we asked our colleagues...

Identity Crisis: How to Tackle Feeling Less Professional WFH

For millions of us, it’s getting harder to know who we are anymore. We’re not commuting to work, not wearing a suit or putting on cosmetics every morning. We’re not sitting among our co-workers or meeting our customers face-to-face. Our identity is in crisis. In the wake of COVID-19, we’re working from home. And who we are and how we live...

Take Control of Your Time: Our Expert Interview With Ashley Whillans

During this pandemic, how many times have you heard co-workers say they seem to have less time now, not more, despite losing the commute? The fact is, we all have the same 24 hours in the day. But it can feel very different for each of us, depending on our responsibilities, commitments and goals. If we’re juggling domestic tasks with a full-time...

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