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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Give and Take by Adam Grant

“Give and Take just might be the most important book of this young century. As insightful and entertaining as Malcolm Gladwell at his best, this book has profound implications for how we manage our careers, deal with our friends and relatives, raise our children, and design our institutions. This gem is a joy to read, […]

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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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Stumbling Happiness

What would you do right now if you learned that you were going to die in ten minutes? Would you race upstairs and light that Marlboro you’ve been hiding in your sock drawer since the Ford administration? Would you waltz into your boss’s office and present him with a detailed description of his personal defects? […]

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What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend

About the ebook With this newest ebook in her What the Most Successful People Do series, Laura Vanderkam shows how we can take control of our weekends to get necessary R&R, while also using our downtime as a springboard to a productive week. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing […]

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Tips on how to say “No” to your boss

Most of us have the habit of accepting any job delegated to us from our superior to please him/her. Whenever a task is delegated we will jump to say “Yes Boss”, “OK Sir/Madam”. It is a nice thing to say as long as you are able to fulfill the obligation on time. But when you’re […]

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