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Opening up the lines of communication

In 2015, Pope Francis challenged Catholic parents to reclaim their roles as educators of their children. He said, “In our days the educational partnership is in crisis. It’s broken. On one part there are tensions and distrust between parents and educators; on the other part, there are more and more ‘experts’ who pretend to occupy the role of parents, who

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Keeping all the balls in the air – By Linda McNeil

Keeping all the balls in the air By Linda McNeil School is already halfway through Term 2 and hopefully your child has settled in by now. They may have already encountered challenges like forging new friendships, fitting into play groups, understanding school work and staying awake all day long – not easy for primary or secondary students! While some students

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What kills morale in the workplace

But managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. What makes you happy at work? What makes you happy at work? Maybe you have a great boss who gives you the freedom to be creative, rewards you for going the extra mile,

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90% of top performers have it. Do you?

Dr Travis Bradberry looks at the qualities shared by people with emotional intelligence When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was

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Pope Francis reflects on work

To coincide with the feast of St Joseph the Worker (1 May), Pope Francis released a message to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences which included reflections on work and social participation. Two themes emerged in his message. Work is a human need and a source of meaning “….work, even before being a right, is an irrepressible capacity and need

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