Monthly Archives: July 2016

Workplace Bullying

by Anja Uitdehaag

Let’s have a look at some – shocking! – statistics:

According to a 2010 online poll by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), a Washington state think Tank, workplace bullying

  • affects more than 1/3 of employees;
  • 56% of employees reported that bullying came from bosses;
  • 33% said bullying came from coworkers;
  • 11% said bullying came from the bottom up, employees to their superiors;
  • 69% of bullies are male, and 57% of the time they have female targets;
  • 31% of bullies are female, and 68% of the time they have female targets;
  • Early results from an online WBI survey revealed 87% of employers reacted by denying, defending, discounting or rationalizing the abuse.

As the above statistics show, workplace bullying is happening everywhere. Continue reading


Charles Duhigg, “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”







Reviewed by Femflection

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The New York Times. Duhigg takes a unique look into the human mind to explore the science behind habit making. Continue reading


Femsy was invited for dinner one evening during a big business event. She left the seat open so that somebody else who has less regular exposure to senior management could take the seat.

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“Give, give, get.” – Erica Dhawan

Olaf – Frozen

A full 70% of jobs are found through networking, and 40% of job seekers say they found their dream job through a personal connection.

So, building a strong network of connections is crucial to career success.

Build your network way before you need it.

Make networking a part of your everyday routine, rather than relying on it only when you are desperate.

There are always new people to meet and relationships to deepen.

Give before you take!

A “How can I help you?”- attitude builds trust into any relationship. It shows you care about a person and that you are backing your caring up with concrete action.

As Adam Grant, professor at Wharton and author of Give and Take has found, the people who give more than they take go further and experience more success.

Anja Uitdehaag

Lindsay’s In Business: The Starting Point

by Lindsay Uittenbogaard

So I’m finally sitting in a meeting room with my boss. I hadn’t been able to talk with her for a few weeks now (which was getting pretty frustrating), so what I wanted to get out of the discussion had been changing quite a bit. She waits for me to take the lead. I decide to take a meta-level approach.

“I’m glad we have chance to talk. It feels like we’ve been… kind of … at odds with each other,” I confessed. “Maybe it’s me – I’m so keen to see progress and push forward in a ‘dynamic’ way that when the brakes go on, it’s difficult to understand. Then, at the same time, it seems you’re holding things back to prioritise ‘excellence’ in our work. Should we be rethinking those values together?” Continue reading

Malcolm Gladwell, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference”






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Malcolm Timothy Gladwell, (born September 3, 1963) is an English-born Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has written five books and all of them were on The New York Times Best Seller list. Gladwell’s books and articles often deal with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences and make frequent and extended use of academic work, particularly in the areas of sociology, psychology, and social psychology. Gladwell was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011. Continue reading

Are You Winning The E-mail Battle?

by Tarek Beram

How do other people organize their working lives? Did you ever wonder about that? I mean, how do others manage the endless flow of incoming emails and on-going flow of things to do? In the time of apps and after the arrival of the cloud, how does a modern person stay in control of own time and efforts? I believe most people get so used to the way they operate they don’t stop to consider alternatives.

Messaging is still dominating the business live. Then electronic calendar is the norm now. Then you have your own thoughts and ideas that you want to do something about. Then comes up the tasks or errands as a result of discussions or interactions. It’s a vortex of to-dos that you choose to spend time and effort on and either you’re on top of the vortex or you’re not. Continue reading

Empowerment through Essential Oils – European Convention Prague

by Mariska van Beek

Photo by doTerra

Last month I visited the Annual European Convention of doTerra in Prague.

doTerra is one of the largest Essential Oil companies in the World.

Essential Oils support your physical health system as well as your emotional sense of well being. All naturally without negative side affects. Essential oils help your body to regain its own homeostase, in other words, its own balance. So back to nature!

I love the products! Continue reading



The mentor-mentee relationship between Billy and Betsy transformed into a buddy relationship and is working out very well. Billy and Betsy are happy that they are able to support each other.

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