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The M word: Let’s talk menopause in the workplace

The M word: Let’s talk menopause in the workplace
Whoah, stop right there! Let me guess. You read the word ‘M’ word and thought this blog wasn’t for you. You’re not the right gender/ Not the right age? Let’s consider this for a moment. If you are not going to actually go through the menopause yourself, will your colleagues, Mum, wife, daughter, sister, friend? Won’t that affect you? And if...
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How important is workplace happiness? Ask JD Sports

How important is workplace happiness? Ask JD Sports
In a Channel 4 report, working practices were revealed at a JD Sports distribution centre that would make a Victorian workhouse owner shudder. Workers at the retailer’s Rochdale warehouse can apparently be sacked after three minor misdemeanours. Offences include sitting down, chewing gum, being late or having a mobile phone. The report also claimed that employees are not paid while they...
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Creating a happy school - how our Happiness Award winners got it right

Creating a happy school - how our Happiness Award winners got it right
Last year the national happiness awards gave us at Laughology HQ the opportunity to see the innovative work forward-thinking schools are doing at the cutting edge of positive psychology. Here we share just some of that information with you: Childhood is changing. Children grow up in a world defined by fast-paced technological development and live lives increasingly online in spaces adults...
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Growth mindset - 24 ways to improve your skills and achieve more

Growth mindset - 24 ways to improve your skills and achieve more
Acknowledge and embrace imperfections. Hiding from your weaknesses means you’ll never overcome them View challenges as opportunities. Having a growth mindset means relishing opportunities for self-improvement. Learn more about how to fail well. Try different learning tactics. There’s no one-size-fits-all model for learning. What works for one person may not work for you. Learn about learning strategies. Get to know...
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Using Growth Mindset principles to grow your organisation

Using Growth Mindset principles to grow your organisation
Targets, targets, targets! We've all heard the mantra - sales targets, performance targets, monthly targets. But what does it mean when those targets are met? Is it a sign of success - or could you have achieved more? For some organisations and businesses, measuring success or failure in such a binary manner could be encouraging a fixed mindset amongst the workforce....
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Blue Monday 'is a load of cock and bull'.

Blue Monday 'is a load of cock and bull'.
Blue Monday; a New Order song, a colour pallet from B&Q and the scientifically- proven most depressing day of the year. Only one of these things is true and in my opinion worth paying any attention to (it’s the New Order song btw). The third Monday in January is known as Blue Monday. Apparently, it is the most miserable day in...
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Mental health should be part of a winning strategy for all organisations

Mental health should be part of a winning strategy for all organisations
On her first day in office last July the new PM, Mrs T, stood outside Downing Street and said the crisis facing mental health services was one of the "burning injustices" she was going to address. Today in a major domestic policy speech Theresa May vowed she would do more to tackle inequalities and outlined a series of measures to improve...
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The Mindset Of A Superhuman

The Mindset Of A Superhuman
Since the Paralympics has finished and I am still awash with feelings (team GB’s most successful ever), of inspiration, motivation and euphoria at having witnessed event after event full of athletes pushing the boundaries of what mind and body can do. Day after day I heard incredible stories of individuals who either through illness, accidents, or birth had battled through the...
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How do you avoid boredom at work?

How do you avoid boredom at work?
This week the first official legal case of boredom at work was reported. A Frenchman is suing his former employer for what he is calling ‘’bore-out’’. Desnard 44, who worked for Interparfums between 2010 and 2014 claims he was turned into ‘’a professional zombie’’ and is seeking 360,000 euros (approx. £300,000) for ‘’being killed professionally through boredom’’. He told Agence France-Presse...
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