Author:Kerstin Jatho

Growth

Resilience through growth and change

Resilience is an essential component to our overall wellbeing. Not to mention that it is a fundamental strength to have when engaging with dynamic change situations. We might think it is an inborn trait and that everybody has it, but that is a false assumption. Resilience...

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What we know and what we don’t know about engagement

The engagement concept has become a workplace buzzword over the past seven years. Every organisation wants the best part of their workforce to be fully or semi engaged, and less disengaged. However, many attempts have failed to create this shift, and our engagement levels remain...

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The Power of Yet

If you’re thinking of embarking on a great adventure, there is no doubt that you’ve already begun to prepare yourself. In this article, we will introduce the idea of the growth mindset and some simple practical tools that could help you reach the highest peak...

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How fit are you for your next expedition?

We’ve all seen pictures of beautiful snow-capped mountains, the sunrise over the mountain tops, and the tranquil landscape. So, it’s no surprise that the mountaineering bug has bitten you! Preparing to climb a mountain is a deeply personal journey underpinned with various techniques and programs. The...

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Giving

The Science behind Acts of Giving

Recently, a phenomenon called Acts of Giving has been popping up all over the media. It’s even more noticeable over the festive season when we are urged to give more to others. However, being kind and giving to others has a direct impact on our...

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Goal achievement

The four steps to achieving goals

The working environment is extremely goal and output orientated. Leaders often ask for things to be done or specify goals to be attained within a predetermined timeline. They may share some words of advice or make suggestions, but after that it’s up to the employee...

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Motivation

Motivation is not only up to the leader

Motivating employees is an art and a science that causes despair for leaders. Motivating a person to commit and complete a task because they want to as opposed to because they have to, brings about completely different performance results. Different motivation theories have been developed...

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Distrust

Distrust diminishes the bottom line

Teams produce synergies that individuals can’t, either from a capacity or an ability factor. Working side by side, collaborating, sharing ideas, finding solutions, and supporting one another is what team members should be doing, and most of the time yearn to do. However, if two...

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Conflict

Seven facts about conflict that leaders need to know

Leaders yearn to lead effective, high performing teams where everybody gets on, works together in harmony, collaborates on tasks, and performs well together. Communication, or rather the lack of it, is often the cause of unhealthy team dynamics and team ineffectiveness. But when diagnosing a...

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