10 keys to creating a good network of contacts

10 keys to creating a good network of contacts

Having a good network of contacts is one of the best tools for finding work. So much so, that it is estimated that only about 25% of vacant positions are publicly advertised; the rest are filled by contacts, friends or people who have been recommended. This is why the ability to generate contacts and to maintain them is a fundamental skill for anyone who is looking for work (or wants to be promoted, or is …

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Do you feel committed at work?

Do you feel committed at work?

Only 30% of employees feel committed to the company they work for, according to the latest worldwide survey carried out by Gallup. To be honest, the figure is hardly encouraging. When you consider that we spend almost a third of our time at work, it is undeniable that our professional life is something that we need to think about seriously if we want to feel happy in general. So, let’s take a look at what …

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What lies behind sharing… (on social networks)?

What lies behind sharing… (on social networks)?

Did you know that… social networks are at their busiest on Wednesday at 9.30 in the morning? … we tend to share more positive than negative content online? … the most-shared content on the web is that which provoke the strongest emotional reactions? … we share content online to connect to other people?
All of these findings come from what is now called the science of sharing, which is the scientific study of how we behave …

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Get a mentor

Get a mentor

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn”. Bertrand Russell, Mathematician, philosopher and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

One of the best things you can do when faced with these ‘bridges’ is to turn to a mentor for help.
Take a bit of time to think about someone that has been an inspiration to you and has given you good advice. When I ask this question in workshops, …

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Different ways of dealing with mistakes

Different ways of dealing with mistakes

Think about the last time you made a mistake. Did you try to pass the buck? Or don’t you remember making one? Or, on the contrary, did you feel really bad about it? The latest research shows that the way we react to our slip-ups says a lot about our personality in general. Two people have set about looking into this relationship: Ben Dattner, who holds a doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of …

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