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Executive bonuses and bulging pay packets: are they deserved?

You can’t look at any newspaper or media outlet without spotting a news story lambasting the bonuses/payoff to the executives of some company, somewhere. But is the media just stirring the pot? Members of the Institute of Directors believe executives’ payments of large bonuses are the biggest threat to public trust than any other issue. …

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A weighty issue: Does being obese damage your chances of promotion?

As I reported in my last blog, a person’s outer/physical image is not necessarily the most influential factor when choosing candidates for promotion – based on a recent study. However, you wouldn’t have to trawl the internet for long to find examples of discrimination against employees based on their physical appearance, and cases where workers …

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How to develop effectual leadership qualities…

A change of approach doesn’t establish itself overnight, whatever it applies to. As with any new habit or practice, it takes time to develop and practise. As I detailed last week, emulating the mind-set of an entrepreneur can help problem-solving when faced with high uncertainty and new limitations regarding any resources. Though not traditionally taught …

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What is ‘executive control’, and how is it relevant to multitasking?

Executive control: although it sounds like what executives exercise within their working day, it’s a term that’s associated with mental agility, specifically the act of switching quickly between two or more tasks. Rubinstein, Meyer and Evans conducted research into what could be described as ‘air traffic control’ for our thoughts, to deem whether multitasking saved …

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Breaking the procrastination habit!

As the last post on the theme of procrastination, I want to help those who identified with certain behaviours relating to common types of procrastinators (see last week’s blog) to adopt new habits. Here are some actions that can help you combat avoidance. Commit to it Do you seriously want to overcome the procrastination habit, …

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Which type of procrastinator are YOU?

Perhaps you don’t ever procrastinate, but if you’ve identified with either of my last two posts, you may have a procrastination issue or elements of the typical mind-set. There are many reasons why someone puts things off, but studies have found common habits amongst different types of procrastinators. Here are a few of them – …

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Drilling down into your procrastination, towards conscious thought…

As I described last week, procrastination is a common issue, and something that can hold people back on a regular – even daily – basis, and/or produce obstacles in their career. There are a few causes of procrastination, and most are done on a subconscious level, with perhaps fear or a feeling of overwhelm as …

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Procrastination – recognising it and stopping it

I don’t need to spell out the disadvantages for executives regarding procrastination. But many of us may not realise we’re procrastinating, or that other things we do serve only as distractions towards getting the job done. Social media, for example, can be used for many business purposes, such as marketing and research, but the time …

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More executives than ever are taking the leap into the unknown and starting businesses

I read an interesting article recently that made the above claim – that in 2014, more executives than ever before are choosing to make their own way in the world and turning their back on the security of their corporate roles.   I found this interesting, not least because I expected more executives would’ve ‘jumped …

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The danger of burnout

It seems strange that, despite endless technology promising to free up our time by automating processes, etc., some of us today feel – more than ever- physically overworked, stressed and overwhelmed as we go about our day-to-day business.   I’ve written about maintaining a healthy work/life balance, but as ‘healthy’ in this regard can mean …

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