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WHY ADMITTING FAILURE IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH

When Groupon founder Andrew Mason was sacked recently, he wrote a goodbye letter to his employees and admitted: “I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey.” We found this…

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BE ASTUTE: IT'S YOUR MOST POWERFUL CAREER TOOL

“I can read you like a book. And not a very good book,” so said a wise man named Alan Partridge to his PA, Lynn. Alan’s career may have gone down the pan shortly afterwards, but he was on to…

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STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMFORT ZONE

We used to scoff at No Fear posters. Lithe women hanging off rock faces, slogans such as, “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” Last month, we went climbing.…

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GET A DOCTORATE IN SAYING NO

I can’t. I won’t be able to. I’d rather not, thanks. Nothing is guaranteed to make us feel like we’'re the world’s worst person more than saying no. Even the sound of the word is blunt,…

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MEET YOUR NEW OFFICE

In our home-working fantasy, we start the day with warm croissants and a pot of tea before tapping away on our laptop while wearing slippers and taking the odd phone call. But then we did it IRL and…

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CAN CLUTTER EVER BE GOOD?

Here are some of the items currently festering on Emerald Street’s desk: two empty takeaway coffee cups, a wavering pile of magazines, pens, a book on mushroom identification (you know, for when we…

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