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It is possible to create a thriving business culture where shared ideas, innovation, and creativity support an organization to succeed, expand and even defy expectations? A business like this may seem a rare occurrence, but in truth, anyone can instigate a creative and collaborative culture by applying some simple tools – and being willing to… [ More ]


Posted by Laleh Hancock | Learn Magazine, Mindset, People and HR, Work Spaces |     See original publication here.   What if it were actually possible to design your job the way you desire it to be; rather than just put up with all the different elements that you think you have no say over?  What if you could attract the work colleagues… [ More ]

How to Speak Up When You Can’t Find the Words

Avoiding confrontation. Dreading consequences. Trying not to offend or hurt someone. Naturally shy. Culturally sensitive. Or, just afraid to rock the boat. There are many reasons we may ‘bite our tongue’ and studies show just how often we choose to stay silent when we have something important to say: 69% of workplace managers resist communicating… [ More ]

The Gender Pay Gap: How Changing One Belief Can Increase Your Earning Capacity

The issue of the gender pay gap may have started when men held most of the leadership roles in businesses and organizations – but is this the only reason that women still make only 76 cents on the dollar of their equivalent male counterparts?  As a successful executive for many years, I never considered myself… [ More ]

The Importance of Finding Your Voice (at work and in social settings)

We all struggle at times with revealing intimate parts of ourselves, especially when we cannot predict what the reaction or outcome will be. However, with communication breakdowns cited by therapists as the top reason for marriage problems, 72% of surveyed employees, and 69% of workplace managers saying they avoid speaking up, even when they know it will be detrimental to… [ More ]


Original Publication here. Success for business and business leaders today hinges on the ability to be adaptable; to innovate and take advantage of new opportunities constantly arising in today’s ever-changing markets. Predictable business planning, strategy formulation and setting goals for the year with rigid precision no longer works and the truly successful businesses are those… [ More ]

How to eliminate the ‘what could I have done differently?’ game

See original post here. Major disappointments. Failures. Losses. Giving it your all and falling flat. No one is immune to setbacks in life and yet in the face of these times, some people get lost, forever wondering what went wrong, while others come back bigger and better than ever. The difference between those who stay… [ More ]

The Subtle Art of Not Caring

Original article here. A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’s judgments doesn’t just effect our ability to improve our income or financial success –… [ More ]

Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Help Those Who are Grieving or Distressed

Published on October 16, 2018 by Best Ever You For many, grief is not an easy topic to discuss, let alone something you feel equipped to deal with when it shows up. Because of this, it is not surprising that many of us have never really had the opportunity to have open and informative conversations… [ More ]

How to Find and Hire Great Workers When Unemployment is at a Historic Low on Inc Magazine

Original Article on Inc. Magazine Here’s advice from more than a dozen successful founders and executives on how to do it. With the U.S. unemployment rate at the lowest point in nearly a half century, finding, recruiting and retaining talent is a real pain point for most companies. So, if you want to have better… [ More ]

Creating The Out-Of-The Ordinary by Simone Milasas

Do you find yourself spending more time daydreaming about the extraordinary business you desire rather than actually creating it? If you walk into the kitchen with visions of making a great meal, two-minute noodles aren’t going to cut it. You need to ask what you’d truly like, what ingredients you need, and what else is… [ More ]