Entries by Jayne Lee

Minimalism at Work

We’ve all heard about the Minimalism trend and how it involves rules, such as living with less than 100 items, capsule wardrobes and stark interiors. However, there is a lot more to Minimalism and in fact, less rules than one might think. This article is about how to bring minimalism to your working life, freeing […]

How to avoid getting lost in translation

Taking the time to speak to your stakeholders and colleagues in a language that they understand is vital for building relationships in the workplace. As a psychologist, who assesses many people from different professions, one of the most impressive observable skills people can have is the ability to communicate in an interesting and when necessary, […]

Managing Your Weaknesses

It’s one of the most dreaded interview questions – “What are your weaknesses?” Some see this as an opportunity to humble brag – pretending to be self-deprecating but in fact using it as an opportunity to highlight an attribute of which you are proud. Common examples are “I am a perfectionist” or “I am a […]

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Leadership – A Readily Transferable Skill or is Technical Expertise Required?

It is often assumed that the most important leadership skills are high level, broad skills, such as critical thinking ability, problem solving skills, communication skills, the ability to delegate and to motivate – and that these skills can be readily transferred from one industry to another. However, without technical expertise in the area the leader […]

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The Neuroscience of Trust – HBR February 2017

Trust can be a somewhat elusive concept in business; employers have long been trying to determine the causes and effects and how to increase trust amongst employees. Recently, an article published in the HBR has shed some light on the science behind trust. Oxytocin has been found to increase trust and trustworthiness in others. This […]

Mindful Meetings

Meetings are often seen either a good opportunity to catch up with colleagues, or a time-consuming interruption to the working day as opposed to productive pockets of time for all involved. They mostly seem to be viewed in a similar light to fire drills, a necessary evil, but undeniably a significant drain on company time […]

Making the most of your One-On-Ones

One-on-one meetings are a great way of keeping up with employees and team members, but how best to make the most out of this time? When schedules become busier, it can be easy to let these slip by the way side or only make a token effort to invest in them. Here are some tips for making […]

Tips for taking psychometric assessments

What to do when you are going for psychometric assessments These days, psychometric assessments are being used for a staggering variety of roles, right up to CEO level. If applying for a job, you may be asked to attend an assessment centre with a large number of people, or to attend a one on one […]