Energy doesn’t lie

In a recent post on Harvard Business Review, Dr. Wayne Baker elaborates on the impact of energy on work performance: “The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs“. Everywhere we go, we “catch” energy through our interactions with people – something Dr. Wayne Baker and his colleagues Bradley Owens, Dana Sumpter and Kim…

How humor creates winning teams

“If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben Humor has always had a liberating effect, but it also increases productivity . Here are 7 effects of using humor in the workplace. 1) REMOVAL OF BARRIERS THAT SEPARATE MANAGEMENT FROM OTHER EMPLOYEES There are certain barriers that naturally exist between managers and non-management members of…

Attention……Attention……

The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after only eight seconds, highlighting the effects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain. Researchers in Canada surveyed 2,000 participants and studied the brain activity of 112 others using…

Closing the gates… and unlocking your full potential

A healthy brain is a joy forever, but the average person uses only half the potential our brain can give us. The human brain is unnaturally big compared to our fellow animals. We are a real anomaly in Darwin’s theory, yet we survived using exactly this phenomenal thinking instrument. Especially people who live in big…

Work-life balance is easier when your manager knows how to asses performance

The best thing managers can do to support working parents (and in fact all employees), is to get better at one of the most basic and most of the time poorly executed functions of being a manager: performance appraisals. A lot of managers dislike doing performance evaluations, and so do their employees. The usual complaints about them…

Tactical Tuesday: Determining factors in building a perfect team

Nowadays our data-saturated age qualifies us to inspect our work habits and office quirks. On corporate campuses and within university laboratories, psychologists, sociologists and statisticians are researching everything from team composition to email patterns, in order to make employees more productive, faster and better versions of themselves. Companies almost want their employees to be pre-programmed…

Fan Friday: Safmarine Trophy

Safmarine is an international player in the market of container carriers. It focuses on trade from and to emerging markets in Africa and West Central Asia. Safmarine was founded in 1946 in South Africa. Safmarine always had strong ties to Africa. It really appreciates the African energy, people and vibrant culture. Embracing these roots led…

Moody Monday: manage your energy

The demands of the workplace keep rising; people tend to respond by working longer hours which lead to huge amounts of stress and in extreme situations to burn-outs. People take for granted what fuels their work: energy. Increasing their capacity of energy is the best way to meet these increasing demands. The definition of energy…

Herculean partner: Jane Sloan!

Jane Sloan is the Sponsorship and Sales director at Promoseven Sports Marketing. Being the Middle-East’s leading sports marketing company, Promoseven truly believes in the power of sport as a marketing tool. Promoseven organizes several big events in Dubai every year. These are just a few examples: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and of…

HERE and NOW (part 1)

After the great feedback on our last Blog Trilogy (Two thumbs), I decided to continue this Blog format on another topic which can be a pitfall…TIME ! In the next month, we will be launching the Hercules Academy and our Corporate wellbeing programs in New York and New Jersey and therefore we will start with a…

TWO THUMBS (part two)

KIDS AND CARS Two weeks ago I had the chance to have a meet ‘n greet with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr. Theo Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about a healthy way to deal with our connectivity (see two thumbs one) and…