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Phased retirement and wellbeing

Phased retirement, where the retiree feels in control of their decisions, is better for their wellbeing. Meaningful (rather than financially necessary) bridging roles enable long-time employees to have second careers where they can apply their skills in mission-driven organisations. But wait! Pressuring employees to be do-gooders is associated with higher levels of psychological entitlement and […]

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Confidence vs being right

“We must all distinguish between confidence as belief in ourselves, and confidence as belief that we are right. In the VUCA world, the latter is dangerous. The former is essential”. Sticking to our ‘rightness’ often leads to missed opportunities and failure. Feedback helps us to learn from success and failure and become more confident in […]

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Mentoring diversity

Mentoring isn’t new, but tying it to understanding the employee experience is. Historically it’s been about what the mentee can learn from the mentor, but the mentor learns as much about how other generations, other cultures, other people see the world. It’s not always easy to find a mentor with whom we connect, and who […]

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Activity is more than mood enhancing

You have probably experienced the mood enhancement from walking, even in dreary environments.  It seems to be connected with our erstwhile hunt for food, that had a positive effect on us.  While we have a propensity for idleness, we always feel better when we are active. Running helps us even more: it improves our executive […]

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Social attitudes affect women’s ambitions

Despite females doing just as well as their male counterparts in school and university, social attitudes in the classroom affect girls’ science ambitions detrimentally, especially in engineering and computer science.  Maybe girls need to experience more role models, such as these female STEM TED talkers and these STEM interviewees. Self-doubt follows women (and other minority […]

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