Employment – the EU advantages and challenges

by 10 December, 2019 0

With the merging of a European Union, it created the amazing opportunity of a single market for currency, free movement and creating a borderless job market. This provided the EU with amazing advantages as well as significant challenges due to one country’s fate could affect them all.    The European Union unemployment rate is the lowest […]

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Culture

by 19 July, 2019 0

When thinking of Culture it used to be something to do with a country or region and people from a particular place exhibited behaviours from “their culture”. I read an interesting article the other day which I will link in here that talked about the importance of COMPANY CULTURE and how this is now at […]

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Optimism 2.0

by 27 April, 2019 0

So, what is optimism 2.0? Is it a new form of optimism? Is it a refined version of the original optimism 1.0? No, it was just a catchy title to get you to read this post! The idea that there is always something new, something better. As strange as it seems there really is always […]

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Luck as a combination

by 23 March, 2019 0

When we think of business, we think that there are a number of factors that play into success. Perhaps luck is one of them but rather than looking at luck as a random event, how about we look at what the combination is and how we can not only create our own luck but have […]

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The Busy Trap

by 19 December, 2017 0

    I have read this title many times over the last few years but until now, didn’t really consider the many facets of The Busy Trap and how, on one hand, we are the creators of our own version of this trap but how society reinforces “busy” as an admirable state of being. At […]

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More time or more effective time?

by 02 October, 2017 0

“I never have enough time in my day to just get things done!” Sounds familiar? You have probably heard it, or said it, yourself. In today’s connected world, with so much connectivity and technology at our fingertips we may wonder why we seem to be getting less work done than we used to “in the […]

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Churn – it’s not about making butter!

by 12 July, 2017 0

Churn. Turnover. It goes by a lot of names but too much coming and going within a workforce brings a lot of cost and headaches. To keep the butter analogy going for a little while longer, some churn is good. When making butter just the right amount makes the best product. Too little and you […]

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Digesting Learning Content – one bite at a time

by 31 May, 2017 0

According to a study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain. How does this compare? A goldfish has an attention span of 9 seconds! While this might come to some as a shocking statistic it highlights the need to change the way […]

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Is a machine going to take my job? (Part 2)

by 10 April, 2017 0

… continued As discussed in Part 1 of this article, there are jobs which benefit from automation and as a result there will be fewer of those particular jobs. There are still many jobs where, theoretically, they can be performed better by machines but where the important emotional human component will override the pure economics […]

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