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The one with the peculiar shuffle

Look, the time has come, and we can’t ignore it any longer. Let’s talk about the last taboo, the elephant in the room. The grey, slightly cynical fifty-eight year old elephant to be precise. The one who is two years…

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Take the guesswork out of hiring

As the COVID-19 crisis slightly loosens its grip on the economy, our clients tell us that recruitment challenges are very much front of mind. As restrictions are eased, many companies can finally open up, look to the future, and think…

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Don’t judge a penguin by its waddle

I was recently introduced to a wonderful You Tube video (in German) called ‘Das Penguin Prinzip’ (The Penguin Principle). It provides a charming but very poignant reminder that we really shouldn’t judge the character or worth of someone at first…

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Talk to the hand – or chat with a smile?

Task versus people focus – what does your company need? “Mei you!”* (No!) The voice, surprisingly shrill for someone who appears to be asleep, carries across the cavernous room. A blue-clad arm with white elbow protectors waves me away. The…

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How to pull your teeth back from the edge

“She sets my teeth on edge.” “He makes my skin crawl.” “People like that make me sick.” Have you ever said that, or, being polite, thought that, about someone? I know I have. Why do we like or dislike people?…

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Confessions of a Remote Worker

You’re trapped and rooted to your kitchen chair with a new worry line adorning your brow, courtesy of your new line manager. But where did the day go so horribly wrong? It’s Monday morning. The dog has hidden your mobile…

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Can I give you some feedback?

Is there really anyone out there who hears those word and thinks “oh goody, yes please”? If there is, you’re a much better person than me! Take this example, it was a long time ago – but I still remember…

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