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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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Women Making It: Who does it depend on?

Women Making It: Who does it depend on?

If you had to hire a manager, would you opt for a man or a woman? According to the statistics, your choice would be a man 79% of the time- and a woman only 21%. This is real data for 2013 in Spain. However, if Spanish businessmen were familiar with one of the most recent pieces of research on the subject done by Jack Zenger, a worldwide authority in the field of leadership development, they …

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I know only one thing: that I know nothing

I know only one thing: that I know nothing

‘I know only one thing: that I know nothing’ is the well-known saying attributed to Socrates. It is also the first step on the path to all learning. Although it may appear easy to admit our ignorance, it is in fact extremely hard. Learning involves humility and the recognition that we are not as good as we thought, and need to improve. Learning is above all an attitude and a way of seeing life. Very …

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Being kind at work makes us more effective

Being kind at work makes us more effective

Kindness is infectious and helps to create a better atmosphere at work. This was one of the conclusions of a study carried out at Coca Cola Iberia by Sonja Lyubomirsky of the University of California. Lyubomirsky spent four months examining the behaviour of employees working in the Madrid offices who had signed up for the project (in the main, women aged from 22 to 61 working in different departments). She came to the conclusion that …

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