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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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Worrying impacts the workplace

Employers are realising that their staff need support with their financial education, particularly around pensions planning. It’s in their best interests, as money worries have an impact on productivity. Financial wellbeing is just as important as physical and mental wellbeing. That kind of support isn’t to suppress negative emotions. It can be detrimental to show only […]

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Preventing employee turnover

Engaged employees are 44% more likely to stay in their jobs, and tapping into intrinsic motivation is key. Alas, many HR leaders attribute up to 50% of their employee turnover to employee burnout, which can be prevented, but not with a one-size fits all approach. Hootsuite’s CEO holds onto his employees through people movement – encouraging […]

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Pre-suasion leads to persuasion

Your big idea isn’t going to sell itself. To persuade, you need to think first about the seller and the buyer, as well as the message. Even more importantly, you need to ‘win over the elephant’ – the emotional side. Pre-suasion can help: getting them in a good mood first. This “enhances problem solving and […]

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