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Why working hard and doing a good job is NOT (necessarily) a recipe for success

Why working hard and doing a good job is NOT (necessarily) a recipe for success

Do you remember that friendly, caring, loving parental advice you received about working hard and doing a good job? I would think most of us have had that talk at some point in our childhood. (If you didn’t then hopefully it was because you had super smart parents who realised that it might not be…

Stress, Complaining and Lost Business

Stress, Complaining and Lost Business

I came across this article “15 Statistics That Should Change The Business World – But Haven’t” which identified 15 pieces of research that show how important customer service is in retaining and developing business – much more so than the quality and price of the product or service being sold. This led me to think…

Stress: Quote of the Week

Stress: Quote of the Week

“Brain cells create ideas. Stress kill brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.” That quote was by US business write Doug Hall and it is a good explanation of why too much stress will be bad for your business. Pressure can inspire you to create your best work, but too much pressure will lead…

Top 5 Tips for Working With Difficult People

Top 5 Tips for Working With Difficult People

Last week in my Top 5 Tips column we talked about how you can add the right people to your team. But what if you add someone to your team and it turns out they aren’t much fun to work with? Of course, as the boss you could just fire them, but surely there must…

Top tips for hosting a stress-free conference

Putting on a conference is a daunting experience for even the most experienced event organiser, as unless everything from the venue to the speakers to the catering to the attendees works, then it cannot be seen as a success. Naturally enough, this means organising a conference can be a very stressful process – but with…

How to ease pressure in the workplace

How to ease pressure in the workplace

An endless stream of deadlines, fellow staff members constantly asking you for a favour and a To-Do list that just appears to go on and on and on can easily lead to even the calmest of employees getting stressed. However, there are a number of ways for employers to ease the pressure that is put…

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