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Consistency – our ultimate superpower at work?
In a recent podcast with ice hockey professional, Justin Roethlingshoefer Justin says the following: “Talent will get you noticed, consistency gets you paid.” Simple, and yet quite profound – especially in today’s world where talent seems, on the surface at least, to be what secures the high-end roles and accompanying salary and benefits package.
Employer assisted housing
It’s rarely been easy to buy a home in Ireland but for several different generations in 2022, the thought of owning their own property amid rising prices, interest rate increases, a war in Europe, and the general state of flux across the globe in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, feels – quite literally – beyond their reach at this moment.
1% Extra Newsletter 7-10-22
Our latest 1% Podcast guest, Matt Johnson explores the recent seismic shift of consumer focus from brand values to brand meaning and brand identity.
We all know that teamwork and cohesion are useful in a team or work environment. But when taken too far, at times groupthink can evolve and have negative consequences (Gokar,2013). Groupthink occurs when people override their common sense desire to present alternatives, critique positions, or express unpopular opinions. It is common for team members suffering […]
1% Extra Newsletter 30-09-22
Matt delves into the various neuromarketing technologies used today to understand how consumers behave.
Why do we conform?
In the recent coverage after Queen Elizabeth’s passing, I heard someone who worked with her say that she had an independent mind and where appropriate would go against popular opinion or the general consensus. While one of the hallmarks of a democracy or a healthy organisation is the ability of free speech or for divergent […]
1% Extra Newsletter 23-09-22
Whilst proactive staff are generally positive team members, Dr. Deirdre O’Shea’s research has shown they can become demotivated too.
10 Traits of a great leader
There is more to leadership than being the smartest or most charismatic individual in a room. Leaders influence and inspire through action. They determine the company culture from the top-down. But what truly makes a leader great? And why is great leadership so important? According to the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer, 1 in 3 employees […]
The benefits of mentorship in business
The concept of mentorship traces back to the character of Mentor in Greek Mythology in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, King of Ithica, asks his trusted companion, Mentor, to keep watch over his son, Telemachus, while he is away. Mentor acts as a guide to Telemachus, supporting him in his father’s absence. The term mentor then became […]
The myth of ‘loving the work you do’
As the age-old saying goes, ‘If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life’. But how true is it? For most people, loving what you do comes at a cost. And loving what you do may not be as fulfilling as you’re led to believe. It is natural for humans […]
How to achieve peak performance
What does it mean for a person to function at their peak? Peak performance means that all basic needs are met so the mind and body are nourished, which allows for the highest level of success. It’s about long-term, consistent, and sustainable growth. Often, peak performance is a term used in the athletics world. Athletes […]
The million-dollar impact of burnout & busyness culture
In a pre-pandemic world, employees would often show their dedication to the job by being the first one in the office, the last one to leave, and rarely taking breaks. Busyness was a sign of the high achiever. Now, with hybrid working conditions of both remote and in-person, the method might not be the same, […]