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Guide HR: The seven laws of success

How do you define success, and how can you plan to achieve it?

What is success? How do we define it? How can we achieve it? Personally, my definition of success has mainly to do with becoming the best person you can be. I believe we all have a contribution to make on Earth, and we should use our talent to improve the world around us. . I[...]
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Guide HR: When the fuse is too short

Reading Time: 3 minutes “My family is all a bit hot-headed. I am like my father and grandfather. We get angry quickly, but we cool down fast. The problem is that when I’m angry, I don’t really think about what I’m saying or doing.” Strong emotions, whether positive or negative, significantly affect our judgment. They impair our ability to[...]
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Guide HR: A goldfish is sharper than you (thanks to smartphones)

We think we do more in this age of instant information, but the quantity and quality of our work actually suffers. We lose on every metric: health, productivity and relationships

Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers recently surveyed 2,000 Canadians and also studied the brain activity of 112 individuals using electroencephalograms. What they found is quite intriguing. Canadians’ average attention span was 8.25 seconds in these studies in 2015. In 2000, it had been 12 seconds. The average attention span of a goldfish is… nine seconds. How did this happen?[...]
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Guide HR: Are you stressed?

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve studied stress in the workplace for years to try to mitigate it. Organizations like Forbes and Careercast have even published their Top 10 lists of the most stressful jobs. The careers on these lists include firefighters, police, airline pilots, and surgeons, which makes sense because people in these jobs after all are responsible for[...]
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Guide HR: How to become a credible leader

Reading Time: 3 minutes Credibility is priceless when you need to influence your partners, advisers, employees, or anyone else around you. But what makes you credible? And why are some people perceived as credible while others aren’t? More importantly, can you grow your credibility? If so, how? It’s a critical issue, because even if you have all the skills,[...]
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Guide HR: Have you caught affluenza?

Your desire for ‘more’ can become an addiction, and all bad things that come from addictions can soon follow

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you always want more stuff, more land, more money, or more status? Do feel constantly unsatisfied and envious of others? Are you overburdened, and do you suffer from anxiety? If so, you may have contracted affluenza. This term comes from two words: affluence and influenza. It’s a painful and contagious disease that is transmitted[...]
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Guide HR: The dark side for entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since you are an entrepreneur, some people imagine that you get to do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it. They think running a business means you can follow your passions and have the freedom to work with whomever you like. Some even believe an entrepreneur can choose to buy almost[...]
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Guide HR: Thrive. Become the best you can be

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does the word “thrive” mean to you? On one level, it seems self-evident — to thrive is to prosper, to succeed, or to make steady progress. But what criteria do you use to measure whether or not you’re thriving? How do you judge your prosperity, success or progress? If you ask anyone what it[...]
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Guide HR: Why are true leaders rare?

Reading Time: 3 minutes If given a choice, would you prefer to be seen as a results-focused leader, or as a leader with exceptional social skills? In short, do you prefer to cultivate strong analytical skills, are you highly motivated to reach goals, do you have initiative, and are you focused on exceptional delivery of results and effective problem[...]
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