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TEAM BUILDING: ONE OF THE MAIN FOCUS OF A LEADER

TEAM BUILDING: ONE OF THE MAIN FOCUS OF A LEADER

Do you pay enough attention to team building? Why is it so important? Team Building Definition: the action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and...

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Why do you need to focus on Employee Satisfaction

Why do you need to focus on Employee Satisfaction

People who are happy and satisfied with their jobs work harder and stay longer in a company.  So, higher employee satisfaction increases productivity and performance. At the same time, it will decrease the turnover rate of the company, which means less investment in...

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How to stay positive even in difficult times

How to stay positive even in difficult times

We are back in lockdown, and the situation seems even harder than before. While we understand how difficult the circumstances are, as Optimists we want to take the opportunity and try to help to keep morale high.  At the moment we are all dealing with all the changes...

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A Growth Mindset To Reimagine The World

A Growth Mindset To Reimagine The World

How do you cope with change? How good are you at adapting to new situations? Do you have a growth mindset? Are you resilient? We are living in an unprecedented situation. We are constantly dealing with change and uncertainty, but we are also facing new opportunities...

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Optimise Your Goal Setting This 2021

Optimise Your Goal Setting This 2021

New Year is around the corner, and most of us are already thinking about our goals for 2021. Goal setting is essential both in your personal and professional life.  Sadly, statistics show that 92% of people fail to achieve their goals. We want to help you be part of...

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Let’s create the habit of gratitude

Let’s create the habit of gratitude

Sure this year has been tough for everyone. But Christmas is about family and about feeling gratitude for all the people and good things in our lives.  In the post last week, we talked about the feelings and emotions of our teams. This week we want you to focus on...

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The importance of the Christmas Spirit at your company

The importance of the Christmas Spirit at your company

Christmas is around the corner, and the spirit of Christmas is starting to fill the air. But can the spirit of Christmas affect your company? The holidays could be a very challenging time for your company. Even more so in these unusual circumstances. At Optimist...

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One Big Mistake…

One Big Mistake…

We all make mistakes, errors, social gaffes. Don’t let your one biggest mistake define you! You can redeem your one big mistake!

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Ollie’s 8 Mindset Health Tips

Ollie’s 8 Mindset Health Tips

Being a leader should mean that people trust and believe in your decisions. As a result, keeping your mind alert is of the utmost importance, not just for your own well being, but also for your family or team, or any groups that you may lead. These 8 mindset health...

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