Six in 10 affected by bullying at work

Almost six people in 10 have witnessed or suffered bullying at work, according to a survey by law firm Slater and Gordon. More than one-third of respondents said they had been bullied themselves. However, more than half of those who had witnessed or experienced bullying did nothing about it. The poll of 2,000 workers found […]

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How Does Exercise Improve Work Productivity?

If you exercise regularly, you understand there are many more benefits other than just weight loss or staying in shape. Exercise helps improve all aspects of your life, including work productivity. Being productive and alert at work can help you get your job done faster and even make you more eligible for a promotion. If […]

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Are you a perfectionist? It could be harming your work

Spending less and less time on non-work activities? Continually raising the bar? It’s time to get your clinical perfectionism under control. The pressure we’re under to succeed in business has never been greater. This is no surprise. Everywhere you look, entrepreneurs are receiving the social adulation and financial rewards traditionally reserved for pop stars. As […]

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70% Of People Don’t Know How To Give A Proper Handshake

For all its popularity, the handshake is not well understood. According to one poll, some 70% of people don’t feel confident about their ability to give a proper handshake. The mass ignorance is startling, given that the handshake is “one of the most crucial elements of impression formation,” according to University of Manchester psychologist Geoffrey […]

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Warning for Wall Street’s Entrepreneurs

BOSTON — Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder ofthe Blackstone Group, has a sobering message for any junior financiers hoping to emulate his success: Think twice. Mr. Schwarzman, 67, speaking here on Sunday before an audience of Harvard Business School students, said the temptation to start a new financial firm could disguise the considerable risk […]

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Happy Employees are not Necessarily Productive Employees

We intuitively want to believe that happy employees are a good thing and that no good employer would be happy with dissatisfied employees, there is no – zero – correlation between employee happiness and business performance. Hundreds of studies over the years have tried to find one, and failed. Happy, satisfied employees are not more […]

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Sinterklaas!

Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. His annual arrival and parade in Amsterdam and the traditional festivities that follow are a real treat! The legend of Sinterklaas Saint Nicholas has had close ties with Amsterdam since […]

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Watch what you eat

Two recent studies, one in the UK and one in Finland, have compared eating habits, and both have discovered that diets that contain a lot of junk food like sugary drinks and processed meat products, can lead to elevated risks of depression, while diets of healthier foods, like vegetables and fruits, help to keep the […]

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The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time

We live in an age when we work more hours and feel more stress trying to get more done. Technology, meant to simplify our lives, saps our attention and steals our time. Has the need for a more efficient operation ever been greater? Thankfully, we can learn to become more efficient at work, individually and collectively. Management consultants […]

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