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  How to be a better leader – according to science   Leadership has been in the spotlight as never before, as people around the world look to their leaders in all spheres of social, political and organisational life. Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of the problem. When it comes to politicians, fingers… Read more »

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         Social media smarts: What you post can wreck your life!    Harvard recently rescinded admission offers for some incoming freshmen who participated in a private Facebook group sharing offensive memes. The incident has sparked a lot of discussion: Was Harvard’s decision justified? What about the First Amendment? Do young people know the dangers of social media? I’m a… Read more »

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  Buy, Home Office Solutions…. Buy, Build, or Renovate?   A home-based business has many advantages. You will spare yourself the time and stress that comes with commuting. You will also enjoy a lower overhead as you won’t have to spend money on renting out an office. Before you can start working from home, however,… Read more »

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Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs In the last few decades, many high-paying jobs that are mostly done by men – like manufacturing – have contracted or disappeared. At the same time, many jobs in fields dominated by women – like education and health care – have significantly increased. In fact, female-dominated jobs… Read more »

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Diversity is on the rise in urban and rural communities   Racial and ethnic diversity is no longer confined to big cities and the east and west coasts of the United States. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton. Whiter metro and rural… Read more »

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    Want to connect with more digital consumers? With 50.8 percent of consumers using the web to shop, whether it’s searching for new businesses or shopping e-commerce sites, that’s a very wise move. So, how do you even begin to boost your small business’ online presence? Well, you need to have the right tools… Read more »

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  Why Mindfulness Matters   Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword over the last few yearsBut just what does being mindful mean and how does it work? In this guide, you’ll learn why being mindful matters and how to practice it. So What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being consciously aware… Read more »

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     Workplace Conflict – Strategy    A quick glance at world news shows tensions are high across the globe. This includes recent clashes between Iranian and US governments, with the US an Iran appearing to be on the brink of war. Conflict, a part of life….. The fact is, sadly, conflict is part of… Read more »

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  Reducing Cost If you own, run or manage a small business, reducing cost is a critical function. So what is some “low hanging fruit” that can help in reducing cost? Many expenses, which are usually the greatest, relate to employees and payroll. Quite often, a close review will reveal wasted resources. We’ll never recommend… Read more »

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  Photo via Pixabay by Nastya_Gepp Making significant lifestyle changes may seem like a bold move, and if you’re averse to change, it may not sound like something you even want to get into. However, when you’re a busy professional, sometimes you have to find ways to boost your mental and physical health in order… Read more »