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16 Lessons from HR Directors Summit 2016

Moving People to Action

I wrote up a list of lessons that were shared by speakers during the HR Directors Summit last week.

  1. Your learning rate is your earning rate
  2. Uncertainty is always filled by negatives
  3. Catch people doing something right and recognise it immediately
  4. Let leaders do the leading (HR supports leaders in the business, it doesn’t replace them)
  5. One size doesn’t fit all
  6. The competition is outside (it is so common in large companies to fight inside battles)
  7. Diverse teams perform better
  8. People are different
  9. Learn the language of business (which seems to be “put all people proposals in € cost and € impact”, numbers matter.)
  10. Find the talent
  11. Be flexible
  12. Focus and Vision (you must have both)
  13. Tech is getting smaller
  14. Keep your people healthy
  15. Titles matter (but really only to the person who has the title)
  16. Digital natives expect greater control

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3 Things You Need To Know About The Struggles Of Life

Thought Catalog

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Many things in this life we have are inevitable. One of these things is the reality of struggling. Whether it is the last repetition of a set on the bench press, or a tough time in life financially; we’ve all been there. The following are a few reminders to keep in mind when the next struggle stands in your way.

1. Where You Are, Someone You Know Has Been There Too

When I’m in a tough spot, no matter the circumstance, I get blinded by it and forget to reach out for help. Everyone feels helpless and alone when they are in the quicksand of a struggle. There should be no reason to feel deserted; someone is willing to lend support – you just need to find him or her.

Refer back to previous times of hardship, and how you were able to get out of…

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Exercising the mind – Improving mental acuity


By Judith C. Tingly


Use it or lose it

The term neuroplasticity describes the brain’s ever changing structure and activity. Whether a brain is growing, declining or unchanging is dependent on things like an individual’s genes and day-to-day habits and experiences.

Wilma Koustaal, Ph.D, a cognitive neuroscientist, describes a study illustrating neuroplasticity in her 2012 award-winning book The Agile Mind. All participants int he study initially had a brain scan to determine the sturcture of their brains. half of the participants were asked to learn a three-ball cascade juggling routine in the three-months that followed. They all succeeded at the task. The other half were told to live as usual and come back in three months. next, all participants underwent a second brain scan. The jugglers’ brains showed an increase int he number of neurons, particularly in areas connected to motion sensitivity and visual-spatial attention. The brains of the non-jugglers…

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