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How to say ‘No’ at work (and still win friends and influence people)

We all know what it’s like, you’re trying to make it to the next level on the career ladder and the temptation to say ‘Yes’ to everything can seem overwhelming.

Do you find yourself;

Burning the candle at both ends?

Wearing the long hours that you work like a badge of honour in the hope that somebody somewhere will notice?

Giving up your weekend to get that report completed?

If you answered yes, it’s a dilemma that resonates with us all.
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Cooperation, neurotransmitters & the Ecuadorian wren

Are we stronger and more effective when we cooperate or do we perform better when we work towards our own interests? It’s a question that you’ll probably find elicits an illuminating response one way or another. Research in this months … Continue reading

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Sharp Focus?

Sharp Focus? If you find it hard to focus sometimes, you’re not alone. The speed and constancy at which we receive information from multiple sources can be a major distraction, leading to loss of concentration and seemingly, an inability to … Continue reading

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That Gut Feeling..

Sometimes you just get that feeling…and you know that you’re right, you can feel it in your gut. Old wives tales and superstition aside, new evidence from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Genome Institute of Singapore suggests that … Continue reading

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Dressing to impress?

Is what you wear to work important? Do you even care? For some of us the idea of ‘dressing to impress’ is an anathema “Why should what I wear to work matter? My work speaks for itself” you respond aghast. For others, perhaps begrudgingly, we acknowledge that there might be something in first impressions so we dress accordingly, or at least make the effort to ensure that we don’t look as though we’ve just fallen out of bed.

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Time Management?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…..Everything else is secondary” Charles Darwin ‘The Time Paradox’ presents research by Stanford University psychologists Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd which examines our perspective on time and the effects … Continue reading

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Do Leaders make Better Liars?

For the world weary and cynical, jaded by the economic meltdown of the last few years, the answer to this question might be a resounding ‘Yes’, but lets take a look at the evidence. Research by Dana Carney, assistant professor … Continue reading

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