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Resilience is a trait we would all like to have. It has been identified as one of the key characteristics of all successful and productive people. It is the ability to bounce back after suffering a defeat or setback, and continuing to work just as hard. The good news is that we can acquire it… Read more »

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Most of us consider ourselves to be reasonable people, with plenty of common sense. We like to think that when we make decisions, at work or personal life, we do so based on a rational, logical process. But research is showing that this is not really the case. Our minds tend to take shortcuts when… Read more »

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As the pandemic continues to surge unabated, people are under a great deal of stress. What we think of as normal has changed. Lives have been turned upside down. We are told to stay home as much as possible to avoid contact with people. All of this upheaval has put a great mental strain on… Read more »

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A number of business leaders were polled this year asking them to name the best book on business, leadership or technology that they read in 2020. Here are a few of the answers they gave. 1. Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty This is a sequel to his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which… Read more »

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As part of the hiring process, many companies require job candidates to interview more than once. If you are fortunate enough to make it past the first round, you now face the challenge of preparing for the second. During the second interview, the company representatives will be probing your qualifications in more detail, so you… Read more »

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A company’s brand is its reputation, the values it embodies. It’s the image people have when they hear the company’s name. It is the defining qualities of the business. How a company responds to events can have a big impact on its brand, and that certainly holds true for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To maintain… Read more »

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One problem with working remotely is a feeling of isolation, being disconnected from coworkers. To remedy this problem, remote workers rely on networking platforms like Zoom, Slack or Google Hangouts to stay in the loop. But it now appears that, despite all the communication technologies and efforts to maintain connections, remote workers are becoming invisible… Read more »

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As the pandemic continues to spread, more companies are hiring people for remote jobs. It is an arrangement born out of necessity, but one that, it turns out, has been beneficial for workers and companies. For example, workers like the arrangement so much that two-thirds of those surveyed said they would like to continue working… Read more »

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The ability to collaborate with others is one of the most sought after skills today. Because of the complexity of the problems facing companies, many people with different perspectives and skills are needed to solve them. Teamwork is essential. Companies structure their teams in different ways, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are… Read more »

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When looking at ways to improve our performance at work, one contributing factor that is often overlooked is sleep. Many people treat sleep as almost superfluous. It is not something that they give a high priority to. It is one of the first things to go when they need more time for work projects or… Read more »