Don’t let fear of failure hold back your career

FEAR OF FAILURE CAN WORK AGAINST YOU, IF IT’S HOLDING YOU BACK FROM SPEAKING UP, TACKLING CHALLENGES IN NEW WAYS OR TAKING ON PROJECTS USUALLY OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. A famous quote from Michael Jordan goes like this: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times […]

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When you shouldn’t friend work colleagues on Facebook

It was hard to miss the story on the Australian workplace tribunal decision that to unfriend a colleague can be regarded as bullying. But the bigger question that seemed to be ignored in the debate was this: what on Earth are people doing being Facebook friends with colleagues in the first place? LinkedIn, of course, is […]

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Reflection on my time @ Digne Consult

Looking back on my internship I learned more than just being able to function in the workplace. Of course Digne Consult taught me more about the content of a training designed to improve the well-being of employees. And that it is important to generate specific strategies for the individuals (and organization) in question. If you […]

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Banish These 5 Toxic Thoughts at Work

Everyone makes mistakes, so don’t be too hard on yourself when you make a few small errors at the office. People can be toxic – and so can thinking patterns. In fact, how you think can make a big difference in how well you do at work. To ensure that your new year gets off […]

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When the 10-Year Work Anniversary Is a Personal Failure

Job-hopping millennials are getting older. Unlike previous generations of young people who eventually settled into a company for long-term financial security, the generation born between 1982 and 2004 isn’t taking the bait, a new survey shows. “It’s much easier to talk about your own growth and career trajectory if you express it as a literal journey between companies, […]

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How to Work With the 5 Most Annoying Types of Co-Workers

Wouldn’t it be great if you got along swimmingly with every person you worked with? I’ll assume you’re nodding your head right now. But sadly, that’s never the case. Because, unlike your friends, your co-workers are not necessarily those you choose to be with. And while some will be awesome human beings who turn into lifelong friends, others […]

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Workplace stress and what to do about it

One out of seven people in the Netherlands suffer from workplace stress (TNO, 2015). This comes down to more than one million employees a year. This high number is possibly an aftermath from the recession of the last couple of years. During the recession many people continued to work despite complaints they might have experienced. […]

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