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How to fight entropy and get better, not worse

How to fight entropy and get better, not worse

I’d like you to imagine a newly built brick wall. The best the wall is ever going to be is when it is first built. It stands to reason that over time, given no care on ongoing commitment to its maintenance along the way, the wall will deteriorate. One day it may even collapse. The same principle applies to organisations. Left to its own devices without effective leadership, organisations are nothing more than a group of people, a mob.  ..

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Learn to be more optimistic PART 2

Learn to be more optimistic PART 2

Last week I explored the attributes of optimistic and pessimistic people in my article Learn to be more optimistic PART 1 and how to identify them through their explanatory style. The fact that optimism can be learned and actively applied through some tried and tested techniques is something we can all embrace in our personal and work lives, regardless of exactly where on the scale our natural levels of optimism lie. ..

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Learn to be more optimistic PART 1

Learn to be more optimistic PART 1

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? You may not always see the world through rose-coloured glasses, but chances are you are an optimist. Research indicates that up to 80% of us are. Being optimistic is vitally important in determining how you bounce back from setbacks, how you perceive the world around you and how persistent you are to achieve the things you want to achieve, both in the workplace and in your personal life. But if you fall in the category of 20% of people who are pessimists, there’s some good news. Optimism can be learned.  ..

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