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Slowing Down Time with Special Relativity

We may be used to thinking of the space and time as two separate things. But the theory of special relativity, proposed by Einstein in 1905, tells us that this is wrong – space and time are in fact intertwined in a remarkable way which leads to a number of physically observable phenomena.

For instance, did you know that time slows down the faster you move?  (more…)

Cognitive Networking: Makes Dreams Come True

Action brings about change: What can you do if you want to optimise your networking practice? A good starting point is the mantra “Action brings about change”. But you should change a few aspects of yourself if you want to change people around you.  (more…)

Self-Compassion: Why an Emotionally Intelligent Workplace is Important

Where middle managers represent a keystone in a company, sitting between the top and bottom of an organisation, they frequently get caught between conflicting demands and priorities, making it a challenging position to be in. They not only require expertise in their field but an ability to work well with a wide range of colleagues.  (more…)

How Does Audit Enhance Accountability, Transparency, and Integrity in Governments?

 

With increasing concern about corruption, citizens are demanding to be informed about the government’s intend to achieve and actual accomplishments. Poor program management contributed by ineffective use of public funds can be the main factor to the growing deficits accumulating to an unsustainable increase in debt as demonstrated by the federal budget. Therefore, government programs and management functions at significant risk of waste, fraud, and abuse must be identified, addressed, corrected, and monitored.  (more…)

Why Goals are Essential for a Successful Future

Do you ever feel like you lack direction? That you work hard but don’t seem to get anywhere worthwhile? Maybe this is because you haven’t spent enough time thinking about what you really want from life. If this is the case, then the process of setting yourself formal goals is ideal to help you figure out your future and motivate yourself to turn your vision of the future into reality.  (more…)

How to Successfully Resolve Conflicts in Your Company (2 of 2)

In the first part of this two-piece article, we looked at the characteristics, objectives, and basic rules of mediation. In this second part, you will learn what each stage of this process looks like.  (more…)

Strategy Around Networking

Most of us let chance decide what our networks should be like. It means that we establish the contacts we run across by chance. In short, we lose control of our goals and effort. When we are not focused, we tend to establish lots of accidental contacts that are not very close and hence not constructive.  (more…)

Matter – what is it made of?

Matter is all around us, not just on earth, but out there in the vast space that surrounds us in the form of planets, cosmic particles, stars, and even black holes. But what does matter consist of? If we were able to zoom in on the tiniest building blocks that comprise matter, what would we see, and how do these building blocks interact with each other to create the universe that we observe?  (more…)

How to Successfully Resolve Conflicts in Your Company (1 of 2)

A company can only be successful if people work together and help each other out. Of course, disputes between colleagues can never be avoided entirely, but if they get out of hand, they can be toxic for your corporate culture.  (more…)

The Art of Delegation: A Soft Skill for Everyone, Not Just Managers

The workplace in 2016 is a different world from 2006. It can be claimed that some workplaces had too many employees. Yet today, we function with far fewer people. Soft skills, therefore, are much more important than ever as we require a diverse range of skills and flexibility. The delegation was once the exclusive preserve of the supervisor or manager. Today though, we all need to identify when we have too much work and encouraging others to help. Previously, and perhaps out of politeness, employees fear to ask for help. Bookboon has an effective solution to encouraging delegation…

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