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Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work!

Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work! | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
I reckon every office or workplace has one of those people that are just full of jargon-ridden management drivel. Does this kind of 'management speak' remind you of someone at your work place: "
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How to put an end to workload paralysis — Crew Dispatch — Medium

How to put an end to workload paralysis - Crew Dispatch - Medium
Why is it the busier we get, the less work we seem to do?
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Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning | Edudemic

Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning | Edudemic | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
This article takes a look at how startups like Google, and Airbnb have built workspaces that improve employee happiness and thus improve productivity.
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Understanding the Dark Triad: Managing

Understanding the Dark Triad: Managing | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Maintain team harmony and productivity by understanding and dealing with the disruptive Dark Triad traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.
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9 Aspects Of Emotional Intelligence Possessed By Every Successful Leader

9 Aspects Of Emotional Intelligence Possessed By Every Successful Leader | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Leaders are not born but created. From open heart surgery or from broke and unemployed, they overcome obstacles to become leaders to change the world.
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Sex in the boardroom

Sex in the boardroom | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
ONE by one, the glittering prizes are falling to women. General Motors, IBM, PepsiCo, Lockheed Martin and DuPont are among a couple of dozen giant American companies...
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How Can Human Resources Regain Its Edge?

How Can Human Resources Regain Its Edge? | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
HR execs need to reclaim some of the energy and cachet that used to surround the field, for the good of their companies.
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The Art of the Elevator Pitch

The Art of the Elevator Pitch | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
You've started a business and now you're looking for investors, employees and advisors. Even if you've made the effort to get a warm email introduction, don't expect your prospects to read through a long and rambling description of your business. You need to get to the point - and fast.In about 150 words, cover the following 6 items in sharp but brief detail.Your name & most relevant credential. 10 words. This should be one sentence, no more. Keep it simple. "I'm Jane Smith, Founder & CEO o
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Why are older Danish women so happy?

Why are older Danish women so happy? | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Viking wanderlust and the pension system all play their part. It’s a struggle to keep up with retirees in a whirl of travel, sport and learning
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The hidden importance of corrective feedback on engagement

The hidden importance of corrective feedback on engagement | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it

Continuing the discussion on the importance of feedback, this week we focus on corrective feedback – how it meets the needs of the organization, the individual, and why it's a critical component of workplace engagement.Typical situations warranting corrective feedback include:
Performance not meeting expectations
Behavior having negative consequences
Behavior reflecting poorly on the company, department or team
Persistent, unresolved problems
Poor communication or interpersonal skills
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Planet of the phones

Planet of the phones | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
THE dawn of the planet of the smartphones came in January 2007, when Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, in front of a rapt audience of Apple acolytes, brandished...
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Why Listening Might Be The Most Important Skill To Hire For

Why Listening Might Be The Most Important Skill To Hire For | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
You can teach hard skills, but emotional intelligence and active listening? These are the skills that really matter when looking for a job.
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8 Ways To Ruin Your Office Culture

8 Ways To Ruin Your Office Culture | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it

Businesses in America and worldwide have become increasingly adept at increasing productivity, improving margins, and making money.But what about our happiness at work? Alarming statistics have between 70-80% of employees actively disengaged at work. We’re unhappy at our jobs, and if you hadn’t noticed, we spend a ton of our lives at work. The importance of employment happiness seems readily apparent. Even so, many Americans have little to no expectation of liking their jobs or feeling satisfied

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Why Vacation Matters: Advice from the Dying

Why Vacation Matters: Advice from the Dying | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
The numbers are staggering. A Harris Interactive survey of 3,000 workers showed that American employees take only 51% of their vacation time yearly, and 61% work while on vacation despite complaints from their loved ones. Another study of 2,003 workers by travel media company Skift indicated that only 16% will take a long vacation over the summer. A full 62% said they wouldn't take a vacation over this summer at all.It's clear: Americans stubbornly prioritize the meaning of work over the value o
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Are you giving enough corrective feedback?

Are you giving enough corrective feedback? | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Q: Do you know the most common regret expressed by business leaders?A: They wish they had dealt with poor performance sooner.Giving positive feedback is relatively simple; although most managers probably don’t recognize and praise their people frequently enough.  Giving negative feedback on the other hand, is something many managers procrastinate on.I can empathize. Some of the more stressful moments of my management career have been when I had to give corrective feedback to staff members whose
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Stephen King: A Profile in Failure

Stephen King: A Profile in Failure | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
The greatest people in history have been failures. Certainly, we remember these individuals as successes--success stories--and we treat those stories as legends and those individuals as gods. But each of them failed epically and repeatedly, more so than the combined successes of all of humanity.Failure should not be overlooked in anyone, especially not those we admire. It is through failure that these individuals were able to learn, grow and ultimately succeed. We know this about ourselves but e
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Finally, An App That Determines if Your Job Descriptions Are Sexist

Finally, An App That Determines if Your Job Descriptions Are Sexist | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered if your job descriptions are sexist? Well, they might be, according professors from University of Waterloo and Duke and their research paper titled “Evidence That Gendered Wording in Job Advertisements Exist and Sustains Gender Inequality.”

Have no fear though, as there’s an app
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9 Things Warren Buffett Says You Should Do to Be Happy and Successful

9 Things Warren Buffett Says You Should Do to Be Happy and Successful | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
The legendary investor wants you to be as successful as he is, and he's willing to tell you how.
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How to Know If You Talk Too Much

How to Know If You Talk Too Much | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it

Try not to go on for more than 40 seconds at a time.

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Finland

Finnish business culture Did you know about business culture in Finland? Watch this video animation to find out some interesting facts. Finland is cha
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Top Ten Slide Tips

1. Keep it Simple PowerPoint uses slides with a horizontal or "Landscape" orientation. The software was designed as a convenient way to display graphical information that would support the speaker ...
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Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression

Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.
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10 unexpected body language adjustments that will boost your career - Unimenta news on training support

10 unexpected body language adjustments that will boost your career - Unimenta news on training support | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
How you carry yourself makes all the difference in day to day interactions. Here's how to straighten up and show your best side. - Unimenta news on training support
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Still Waiting For Your Wave To Come In? Entrepreneurship After 60

Still Waiting For Your Wave To Come In? Entrepreneurship After 60 | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Instead of looking toward to retirement and the prospect of peaceful days with no troublesome deadlines, those over 60 are facing questions about how far their finances will extend. In addition, they are confused whether or not it’s even healthy to retire.The good news: You’re likely to live longer than your parents and grandparents did.The hard question: Can you afford it? Will your brain deteriorate without work to challenge it?Make MoneyEconomic insecurity haunts many people when they retire.
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Best Advice: Listen, Learn, Lead

Best Advice: Listen, Learn, Lead | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
In this series, professionals share the words of wisdom that made all the difference in their lives. Follow the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #BestAdvice in the body of your post).The lessons I’ve learned over my 40-plus-year career have come from a wide range of sources. I’ve turned to business leaders, publications and news items, and lately I’ve expanded my horizon and am reading blogs, tweets and other social media vehicles. But, as valuable as all of these reso
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