Author:Kerstin Jatho

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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Personal review

Your Personal Quarterly Review

The first four months of 2017 have galloped passed us, and we are fast approaching the second half of the year. At the start of the year, we set out with good intentions and goals we wanted to achieve by the end of the year....

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Psychological Wellbeing

Organisational well-being is not for the faint-hearted

Organisational well-being is not about yoga mats, duvet days, or even Zen rituals. It’s a much more all-encompassing term that works through all layers of an organisation from top to bottom, across all hierarchical levels and structures. Organisational well-being and Positive Psychology in the workplace are...

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Phsycologial Safety

Is your organisation psychologically safe?

Organisations are built around structures, policies and procedures. These organisational frameworks are there to make sure those tasks and services are delivered consistently and at a certain level. Your company may even adhere to the ISO (International Standards) that ensures that products and services are...

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Team work

What makes up a high-performing team?

Sometimes the sayings “teamwork is dream work” or “many hands make light work” doesn’t seem to be the reality in teams. Teams within organisations are pervasive; we need them in every area of our business and in every industry. However, what starts off as pure...

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Dark side of Happiness Part 1

Is there a dark side to happiness? Part 2

Last month we discussed the first question regarding whether there is a dark side to happiness. We specifically spoke about whether there is a wrong quantity of happiness. The secret lies in moderation - everything in a balanced quantity. Excessive extreme happiness swings are unhealthy for...

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