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Is Your Anger Irrational?

We know that how we think about things determines to a large degree what we experience, and this is particularly true about anger. Anger is a strong emotion and can quickly become irrational, even when it seems justified. Use cold, distant logic with yourself to avoid your thoughts becoming distorted. The most common forms of…

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The Seven Human Emotions

We are all human, it is easy to become consumed by emotions. Whether it be anger, happiness or fear we all succumb to these emotions at one point or another. When it comes to the workplace, it can be increasingly difficult but also important to be able to filter these emotions, and prevent the true feelings from being blatantly obvious.…

Hide and Seek in the Business World
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Hide and Seek in the Business World

The best part of playing Hide and Seek as a kid came as you finished counting down.  With your eyes closed,  you could hear everyone rustling around, laughing, bumping into things and of course – changing their hiding spots.  “Ready or not – here I come!”- the hunt was on.  The best spotters would catch the ones hardest to find first; those…

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Defining Risk and Risk Management

What is Risk? 

The ISO 31000 risk management standard defines risk as, “the effect of uncertainty on objectives.” Risks are typically related to one of four areas: The organization’s long-term strategy (three years, five years, and beyond) The way that an organization manages change (for example, during mergers and restructuring) The day-to-day operations of…

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Investing in Human Capital

In today’s world, it is easy for companies to be pulled in many different investment directions. But what we have to ask ourselves is which investment is most wise to make in order to get ahead in this highly-competitive “dog-eat-dog” business environment. Should we invest in assets such as land and equipment? Or is it…

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Managing Times of Turmoil

Operating in an environment or market that is experiencing a down-turned economy is not the most ideal situation. But, that does not mean that there aren’t ways to take advantage of these times and make the best of them. The most important thing to remember is that there are always signs when an economy may…

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Three Steps to Conflict Resolution

Most of the time, individuals do not have a great understanding of conflict and what exactly the definition of it is. When it comes time to resolve any issues that are either new or ongoing, it is very common for us to shy away and not want to face the problem head-on. In this case,…