9 Dragons Articles

Dealing with Workplace Conflict

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Ways You Can Invest in Your Own Career

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Striking a Good Work-Life Balance

There is nothing worse than when the stresses of your day-to-day work life start to seep into your actual life. Because of this, it is vastly important to make sure that you do everything you can in order to strike the perfect work-life balance. After all, there is inevitably going to be stress at your work, but you cannot let it drag you down.  This is something that can be a lot easier said than done, as a lot of people from every industry across the country struggle in order to keep their private life, and their work life separate.

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Understanding your Strengths and Weaknesses: The Key to Reaching Your Full Potential

Gaining a greater understanding of yourself does not only bring more happiness and growth to your personal life. It also helps you perform better at work. Being completely aware of what your motivators are, as well as what your strengths and weaknesses are, can help you determine where your areas of potential growth truly lie.

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To Wander or Not to Wander? That is The Question – Should we let our minds wander during work?

I am not an expert in neuroscience or EQ, but I can draw upon 30 plus years in management and leadership roles grounded experience to know that there is a direct correlation between brain activity and performance. When our brain activity is low we perform at a low level, our brain is not aroused, boredom sets in and we become disconnected from our work. When our brain activity is high, we also can perform at a low level if we are in a state of what I call ‘frazzlement’. This, or stress, is when we are experiencing an amygdala hijack – when part of our brain

Why Wiring With Suzanne?

There is a popular phrase used today in neuroscience that states “neurons that fire together, wire together”. In its very simplistic form, it explains how neural plasticity works: connectivity between neurons can change with experience and association. Every time a group of neurons fire together and makes a pattern, their tendency to fire the same pattern again is increased. That is, every experience,