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Are Your Traditions Strangling Your Progress?

By: Michael McQueenA number of years ago, a team of researchers conducted a fascinating and somewhat callous experiment in an effort to understand the process of conditioned behaviour. As part of the experiment, scientists placed five monkeys in a room with a staircase in the centre and a bunch of...

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Why You Should Let Go of Your Self-Esteem

By: Michael McQueenEverybody loves an ego boost. The word of encouragement from the colleague, the compliment from the spouse or the pat on the back from the boss work wonders for our sense of self-esteem. Self-esteem is a very modern idea and one that is talked about abundantly within schools,...

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How Automation Might Save Your Career

By: Michael McQueenAutomation is a word that often strikes fear into workers who cannot help but feel threatened by its emergence in the modern world. Most of what we hear about automation surrounds the ways it will take our jobs and force the everyday worker into irrelevance. However, there are...

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After COVID-19: What Will Never Be the Same

By: Michael McQueenWith the dramatic changes that have occurred across the globe in recent months in the midst of our modern crisis, many of our standing systems have had to rework their regular ways of doing business. As many of these adaptations are working quite well for the people and...

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3 Keys to Asking Better Questions

By: Michael McQueenI’m sure we have all at some point felt the effects of bad conversation. Awkwardness, offence, miscommunication are all rooted in conversations that didn’t achieve what they were supposed to. Core to everyday conversation, relationships, problem-solving, leadership...

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Why We Should Rethink the 3 ‘r’s of Education

By: Michael McQueenReadin, writin’ and ‘rithmetic… I’m sure that if many of us Gen X and older were to return to our schooling days it may have resembled something like this. For generations, education has involved the rote learning of dates, formulas and quotes which are...

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3 Essentials for an Age of Complexity

By: Michael McQueenIn the world we are living in, it seems that by the day, information becomes more and more convoluted and issues become more and more complex. Dealing with such a world demands a kind of depth of thought, discernment and understanding that we have previously not had to develop....

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3 Everyday Enemies of Your Tenacity

By: Michael McQueenMiriam is quick in the centre but loses heart. Joyce understands the game but could move a little quicker; Audrey places herself well but lacks height. I recently came across this extract from the sports notes section of the annual magazine from a girl’s school in the...

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