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From the Better Way to Start a New Job to exploring What It Takes To Be A Great Leader, the following articles provide fresh insights no matter the stage you're at. The following insights tackle decision-making, procrastination and habit-building too. So keep reading to refresh your perspective and refuel your development.

“There is a new war for talent happening in the workplace today,” says London Business School professor Daniel Cable. “And it’s not about wooing employees away from competitors, but unleashing the enthusiasm that is already within employees, just dormant.” By using the first day as a time for people to tap into their best selves — and not just fill out paperwork — companies could ease their stress and bring out their full potential, says business school professor Daniel Cable.

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If you ever struggle to make decisions, here’s a talk for you. Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems, sharing three practical strategies for making better decisions — on everything from finding a home to choosing which restaurant to go to tonight.

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“Your life comes down to your decisions, and if you change your decision you change everything”. This powerful conversation explores how the mind is wired to protect us from the uncomfortable and difficult. In particular, when we stop and hesitate. This micro-moment of hesitation sends stress signals to the brain, which then goes into protect mode. This is often done through the Spotlight Affect which is when the brain magnifies the risks…

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To procrastinate or not: the answer may be down to differences in how our brains are wired, a study suggests. It identified two areas of the brain that determine whether we are more likely to get on with a task or continually put it off. Researchers used a survey and scans of 264 people’s brains to measure how proactive they were. Experts say the study, in Psychological Science, underlines procrastination is more about managing emotions than time.

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The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

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