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How to Keep Promises

How to Keep Promises

What is the value of a promise? It is a question that preoccupies lawyers and ethicists. Do you think you should keep a verbal promise in business? The corporate world is all about making money. If a promise gets in the way of profit, shouldn’t it be discarded? Some executives would argue yes, others will
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How to Master Small Talk

How to Master Small Talk

Have you ever been trapped with a group of strangers and needed to kill time? I’m not talking about physically trapped, more confined to a space and time – ie recently I got a ride to a function with a group of people I didn’t know. The car trip was longer than anticipated and I
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What the Key Drivers of Happiness Are

What the Key Drivers of Happiness Are

I read just recently that Australia has dropped out of the world’s list of the top-10 happiest countries for the first time ever. The United Nation prepares a World Happiness Report every year.  Australia is now sitting at number 11. It has moved down two places since 2016. Finland is number one for a second
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What to Do When Someone Constantly Steals Your Glory

What to Do When Someone Constantly Steals Your Glory

Are you an incredibly hard-working person, but you feel your efforts go unnoticed? Meanwhile your boss is in the good books with his or her supervisor, and frequently presents your efforts. Nothing upsets workers more than a boss who takes all the glory, while not acknowledging the efforts of staff. According to a Human Resources
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How The World is Neglecting Young People

How The World is Neglecting Young People

As you know I like to read widely, and only recently was looking at Lancet, which is the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal. It has an article on new research into the health and well-being of young people. Would you believe this research was led by Australian doctors and made for sobering reading? 
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The Importance of Trust and How to Build It

The Importance of Trust and How to Build It

Do you remember that old Billy Joel song, ‘It’s a matter of trust’. The lyrics go: “Some love is just a lie of the heart The cold remains of what began with a passionate start And they may not want it to end But it will, it’s just a question of when I’ve lived long
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