Category archive: Learning

Thoughts about smiling …

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Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash.com

We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.
~ Brandon Jenner

The power of a smile

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Photo credit – various photographers via unsplash.com

The gesture of smiling is a powerful one. It engages others and can be the first step in communicating. If someone smiles at you – you generally smile back. There can be much more at stake with a smile though.

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Thoughts about emotions …

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.com

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, 

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5 Ways to leave work at work

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Photo credit – Caio Triana via pexels.com

Do you get home from work still processing things that happened throughout the day? Is your sleep interrupted by moments of anxiety and concern about events at work? Here are ten suggestions to help you leave work where it belongs – at work!

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It’s your choice – or is it?

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Photo by Baher Khairy on Unsplash.com

We make many decisions in life. We usually like to consider the choices available. In choosing, we enjoy the exercise of free will. Or do we? Behavioural economists might nudge you to consider a fresh perspective on this.

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Thoughts about choice …

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.com

Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.
~ James E. Faust 

Emotional intelligence and the work place…

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Photo credit – pixabay.com

I recently heard a story about a young job applicant who made all sorts of demands on his potential employer. He asked about the training he would receive, the quality of the work he would get and the other employee benefits he would be awarded. As a person at entry level, with limited qualifications and no experience, his demands were viewed as somewhat arrogant and misplaced. Unfortunately, this did not win him any friends in the management team, and he seemed oblivious to his effect.

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