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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Our first

On arrival in Niseko, I received a photo challenge from my sister. So here it is – our first seven days in Japan, in black and white images. In the exercise, there were to be no people and no explanations. I have chosen to annotate them for this post.

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Thoughts about Friday …

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Photo credit Alejandro-Alvarez via unsplash.com

I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ 

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Should you stay or should you go?

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Photo by Jeremy Beadle on Unsplash.com

The end of the calendar year is approaching. Sometimes it’s a time for reviewing your situation and reassessing your life. That brings things of important into focus. It also raises questions of loyalty, fidelity and maintaining your current arrangements. Should you stay or should you go?

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How friends help you live longer

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Photo by Joseph Pearson on Unsplash.com

The secret of longevity may not lie in a special supplement, through particular exercise programs or dietary regimes. Whilst all these contribute to physical health, there is another factor that can impact behavioural, psychological and physiological health. Friendship.

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Thoughts about choice …

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Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash.com

I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson’s. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there’s freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn’t have otherwise found myself in.
~ Michael J. Fox

Do we have too many choices?

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Photo by Deanna Ritchie on Unsplash.com

Anyone who goes shopping in brick and mortar stores or online, will know there is oodles of choice. That’s good isn’t it? Brian Shwartz suggests not.

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