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5 July 2019
Weekly Newsletter
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12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People
I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Forget Sunday blues, let’s call it “Sort-Your-Life-Out Sunday.” Laura Vanderkam, author of “What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend,” says successful people know that weekends are actually the secret weapon in professional success: “You need to hit Monday ready to go.”

Click here for our list of 12 weekend habits of highly successful people.

Are you in a Cultural Bubble?
The concept of the ‘filter bubble’ is increasingly well-known. The fact we all live in filtered social media and cultural bubbles – and are cut off from other ways of looking at the world – was a prominent theme in the mainstream media.

Whatever you think of efforts to open our minds to different ideas, as trainers we know that the exercise of perspective shifting can yield very positive results. The exercise of perspective shifting should be on the skill itself – seeing through another’s eyes – rather than adopting another perspective per se.

Perspective shifting is not only vital when colleagues of different national or regional cultures work together.  Think of complex organizations where members of different professional cultures must ensure their functional needs are accommodated while reaching an outcome best for the organization.  Perspective shifting underlies the successful application of so many workplace skills, e.g. team-working, influencing, delegating, problem-solving, negotiating, and conflict management.  We could even call it a ‘root’ workplace skill without exaggerating its importance.

Click here to read our advice on how to get out of a cultural bubble. 

Ebook series
By Terence Brake

As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of borderless working strategies, Terence Brake, our Head of Learning and Innovation, has written a series of insightful books.

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