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Are you trying too hard?

The human mind works in two parts, the conscious part and the subconscious part. Both parts constantly work. While we are pretty much aware of the existence and power of our consciousness, the real forces and power within our subconscious mind remain well hidden – even though the subconscious mind has a huge impact on us when it comes to achieving our goals. Read this blog and learn more about it.   (more…)

Authentic Leadership: Discover the Secret of Happy and Effective Leaders

Authentic leadership is much more than another leadership style – after all what is leadership if it is not the ability to inspire others to follow you? Authentic leadership is about being true to yourself and bringing your true you to your leadership role. It offers the possibility of being both a fulfilled and effective leader.

Bookboon interviewed on SABC

James van Westhusien , Bookboon’s country manager in South Africa, was interviewed on SABC News Morning Live to talk about the difficulties that South African students face when it comes to the hidden costs of student textbooks and how Bookboon is solving the issue by making thousands of high-quality textbooks easily accessible for free. (more…)

Getting to the Root of the Problem!

Stressed? You’re not alone! No one is resistant to it. It’s just the way people handle their stress that makes a difference. If you are struggling to cope with stress and to find sustainable solutions, this blog is going to show you how to get to the bottom of your stress problems. And as everyone knows, getting to the root of a problem is already half the battle. (more…)

Applying Conflict Styles

Have you ever wondered if there’s a general way of solving any conflict? Something like a Masterplan? Well, there isn’t! Defining a conflict can be a difficult and sensitive procedure, as every conflict is different and very complex. Analyzing a conflict and getting to its root is only one step on the way of finding a solution. You need to detect which conflict style the opposition is using, in order to use the right problem-solving strategies yourself. Learn more by reading this article. (more…)

Employee engagement: are we ready?

Self-driven employee engagement is passé. It is now time for employers to be as much concerned about engaging with employees and ensuring that work-life balance ceases to remain a mere rhetoric. Employee engagement can be successful if it is driven by employers. This can lead to an increase in employee motivation, morale and productivity. Driving the wellness agenda of employees can be a significant input for work-life balance.


Why Interpersonal Skills are so Important

An employee with strong “people skills” is what every manager wishes for, as those skills are much harder to communicate than technical skills. Social skills enable people to maximize effective and productive human interaction. Read this blog if you want to learn more. (more…)

The Connection between Good Time Management and Good Health

It’s all about health! People are becoming more aware of their general health and want to adopt new habits to live a happier and healthier life. However, many people struggle to achieve the lifestyle balance they want. This is caused by the issue that many people don’t know about the impact their time management has on this process. Read this article if you want to learn how to make a difference. (more…)

Time management: what is metacognition?

Making decisions isn’t always easy and can take up huge amounts of time. Time you might be able to spend more effectively elsewhere. Being aware of your own thought processes will ensure that you’ll spend less time on making substantial life and business-related decisions. Learn more about it by reading this article.



Worried about your data privacy?

Then say Hello to GDPR! And the new UK Data Protection Bill…

You may have heard or read in the news about GDPR, so what is it? How does it impact you personally? Why should you be excited about it?