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Body language - the foundation of human...

  Long before verbal communication, our primal ancestors communicated solely through the use of body language. Amazingly, this nonverbal communication was so effective that it allowed us to express our emotions, desires, needs and fears through some of the most perilous time periods of our...

Are you working with a narcissist?

How to spot and deal with this surprisingly common personality trait We have all likely been in the situation where we have had to work alongside somebody who seems selfish, manipulative and egotistical. Like the namesake mythological Greek character, Narcissus, do you know somebody who you’re...

Sweat the small stuff - why managers should...

The act of micromanaging is often seen as a negative in the workplace. Nobody wants an overbearing manager always hanging over their shoulder and most educated managers are taught never to do this. Even parents are guided not to mollycoddle their children in this day and age. There’s really no...
Motivation

It's no secret - the very real power of...

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last eight years, you’ve likely heard about the phenomenon that is ‘The Secret’. This self-help program – which is based off the 2006 best-selling book and earlier movie of the same name – hypothesises that the use of positive thinking and the...

Lifestyle hacks that can improve your study

There are so many little hints and tips that can help you study effectively – eat well, get plenty of sleep, study in a nice, quiet space – but there are just as many that you can use that you might not be aware of, like tying a ribbon around your finger, for example. Try some of these next time...

5 Soft Skills That Can Help You Land Your Dream...

You have probably heard of soft skills. These are the set of traits that you bring to a position without “technical training.” Many misinformed job seekers think of soft skills as resume filler, a chance to list so-called standard traits like, “Good communication,” “adaptability,” and...
Motivation

How to stay focussed - even when the odds are...

Admit it – you giggled like a toddler when you saw The Simpsons episode in which Homer Simpson comes across Guy Incognito – his exact double – but then becomes immediately distracted by a dog with a puffy tail. The sheer idiocy of Homer coming across a once in a lifetime, never to be repeated...
Motivation

Why making mistakes is important

Unsurprisingly, as far back as history allows, there has not been a time where humans have been celebrated for making mistakes. In one form or another, human culture has always maintained that it’s ok to make the odd mistake, as we learn from them; however, we also do whatever we can to avoid...

Lifestyle hacks that can improve your work

Let’s face it, work is hard – it is called ‘work’ after all. We would all like to discover that one amazing shortcut that makes our day just that little bit more productive and streamlined, so it’s no surprise that there are a whole host of work hacks out there to do just that. Here are a few...
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