Empathy In The Workplace

Empathy In The Workplace

Or how the previous generation is responsible for millennials’ failures. Managers are leaders that should help employees be at their natural best. Their main feature is empathy, so what’s wrong with modern management? How do people become managers? People usually become managers if they are good at their job. This sounds great, but pay attention not to fall into the …

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QUIET QUITTING: what is quiet quitting and why it’s happening

What is quiet quitting? With 10 million hashtags on TikTok, “quiet quitting” is the latest trend and a mirror of our times. But what does it mean? In practice, one works as much as he needs to, avoiding overtime or extras, in order not to get sucked into a hyperactivity and hyper-reactivity system. Quiet quitting was stimulated by smart working …

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Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

My daughter started school one month ago. It was lovely seeing this bunch of motivated kids, with overwhelming energy, and sparkle in their eyes. Then, coming back home, I saw teenage students waiting for the bell. The atmosphere was completely different. Some of them were looking at their mobile, others were chatting, but few were happy. As a father, I …

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How to start a side hustle

I worked for ten years for a big firm. After all that time, I felt bored and demotivated. I liked the job, but I didn’t like the fact that I was working for other people. Nothing wrong with that, except it wasn’t what I had in mind after university. Struggling for a change, I took the CELTA and started a …

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Planning your speech

Substance matters. There is absolutely no substitute for knowing what you’re talking about. Select a topic that you know and understand, so that you can talk about it with confidence. Know your audience. Tailoring the content to meet the audience’s expectations is not a guarantee of success, but a journey of thousand miles starts with a single step. Write down …

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The teacher’s voice

Every teacher’s nightmare is speaking in front of an audience when no one is listening. Smartphones aren’t really helping, because people’s attention span is slowly fading away. As teachers, we are aware that voice is an important asset and feature, but do we really know how it works? We are going to analyse four different aspects of the voice that …

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