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December 22, 2011

HR Grapevine article: Saving Britain from burnout

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Maintaining a healthy work/life balance may be crucial in bringing us out of the downturn Paul Matthews, Managing Director of management development specialists People Alchemy, disagrees with the term ‘work/life balance’. ‘It presupposes that work is not a part of life, like they are separate things that you have to keep in balance,’ he says.

December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas from Alchemy :-)

For many people it has been a roller coaster ride this past year. The highs and lows can be draining at times, but I would much prefer to ride the roller coaster in life than the little kiddies train that goes around a small circle on the flat. On the roller coaster, you can't always

December 11, 2011

Motivation is easy when you realise this

There is one thing you can easily do that really motivates. And that is making your people feel appreciated. People who feel appreciated will look beyond their job description and go the extra mile. They will seek success for you, and them, on your joint endeavour. So do something amazing today. Catch someone doing something

December 5, 2011

Make a change, any change

What do you habitually do? Change it and notice what happens. Have lunch at a different time, drive a different route, do your hair a different way, wear a different 'uniform'. Spend some time with different people. Do you want different things to turn up in your life, in your work? Do you want different