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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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How Whingeing Undermines Emotional Intelligence

How Whingeing Undermines Emotional Intelligence

I love it – a new study has taken a detailed look at the personality of whingers compared to the personality of happy-go-lucky types. Do you know any whingers? Sometimes they are called high-maintenance. Nothing is ever quite right for them and everything is difficult and complicated. Their coffee isn’t hot enough, they have a
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How to stand out in this crowded world

How to stand out in this crowded world

One of my daughter’s friends has recently begun an online business. It runs events for small to medium businesses and organises conferences. The young man behind this venture came to me for some tips on attracting attention to his new website. A few days later I was having a chat to the granddaughter of a
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