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Author of the Month: Chris Grady

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Practical Insights for Celebrating Pride and Creating Inclusive Workplace Our Author of the Month, Chris Grady, shares his experiences as a bisexual creative business life coach, theatremaker, and director of CGO Institute. In this blog post, Chris challenges us to create more inclusive and diverse environments in both our personal lives and society. From the importance of open conversations to the power of amplifying individual voices, Chris offers practical insights on how we can continue to celebrate Pride month beyond…

Struggling with business change? Try another leadership style.

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Great leaders inspire people to perform at their best. They vary their leadership style to suit the situation. Let’s consider three styles: Commander, Conductor or Coach. Try a fresh approach to expand your leadership toolkit. Organisations need leaders who can flex their style to tackle unexpected changes in the environment.A wise person, said Confucius, adapts themselves to the situation, as water shapes itself to a vessel. Why style matters in leadership A Gallup report (2019) found that a good leader…

Empowering Sustainability: A Journey into Circular Economy Principles

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In this interview, we talk to Eric Logtens whose educational journey in holistic medicine and ergonomics led to a fruitful career. He became one of the very first entrepreneurs in the world to adopt, develop, and improve the principles of what later was called the Circular Economy. Eric also has a proven track record on how to scale companies and products which have a positive impact on our environment and society whilst proving that this can be combined with a…

Six Ways to Prevent Burnout at Work

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Are you yearning for a break? Are you longing for the vacation of your dreams? Is work irritating you and work-related stress consuming you? Here are six ways to prevent stress and burnout at work. This article is written by Venkatesh Ganapathy, author at Bookboon Learning. 1.    Meditate, meditate, meditate. Mental health advocates and therapists recommend meditation. A famous spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has always emphasized the importance of breathing. If you meditate for 5 to 10 minutes…

Andrew Barnes on the origins of the Four Day Week by Michael Millward

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I first heard about the Four Day Work Week campaign at the HR Productivity Summit in London on 31st January 2019. The speaker from Guardian Perpetual, an estate planning company in New Zealand explained how their founder, Andrew Barnes, had decided to introduce a four-day workweek as a trial. The logic was simple. Employees would do 100% of their work in 80% of their past working hours, which would be four days, and if customer service levels remained at 100%…

Presentation skills: How do I handle tough questions and interjections?

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The top fear for presenters is questions or interjections that are loaded. Emotionally loaded. Individuals (and whole audiences) can be skeptical, resentful, annoyed, angry… the list is long. Here’s how to respond so that you gain respect, even from those who still disagree with your argument. …

3 Ways to Work Less But Achieve More

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Would you like to make more impact for less work in your business communications? We thought so! We’ll show you how….

An Introduction to Abeceder Quotation Conversations

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It all started when I was given a copy of the third volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as a birthday present….