Gone it is and trouble it causes: email not meant to be sent. This is not talking about the half-finished ones, those with unfathomable spelling or omitted salutation. Or when a Mr. becomes a Mrs. – an involuntary sex-change that amazingly seems to be far more offensive this way round than the other. Disaster eventually strikes when confidential email or attachments are erroneously forwarded to a least-of-all-trusted person, the certified company chatterbox or – God forbid!- a detested competitor. Or a number of them. If A writes to B that C is a corrupt crook, D to Z are not supposed to be let into the secret, even though they may have long been in the know. However, once the tricky „answer all“ button for multiple recipients is pressed unintentionally, a wicked pointed weapon springs into action only to unleash its evil effect.Reading time: about 2 minutes
Practice makes perfect? Oh, really! Some of us are just not destined to ever be fluent in English honed to perfection at Oxford or Harvard. The only superior level reached is that of ultimate frustration. Even though talent may be absent, the constant effort does deserve – and at times receive – some appreciation. Native English speakers – be they residents of their respective countries or members of an expat diaspora abroad – display admirable countenance when it comes to unravelling the puzzling matter their poor language is often being minced into. A mother-tongue recognised as official world language no. 1 minimises the necessity for its speakers to conquer foreign language terrain. A linguistic metabolism in constant uproar caused by cruel outlandish gibberish is the price to be paid for being saved humiliation in class, when vocabulary and grammar just won’t surface upon demand, or when a vital exam is failed and thus a promising international future brutally ruined forever.Reading time: about 2 minutes
It does not take a daredevilish stunt person to find themselves in a precarious health situation all of a sudden. Regular people pursuing their unspectacular routine chores fall victim to unforeseen circumstances all the time: a life-threatening coronary attack may occur during a stressful business meeting or a cervical vertebra get seriously dislocated on a slippery stairwell. Should this happen on familiar terrain with trusted help around the corner, bad enough. But what, if destiny strikes far away from home?Reading time: about 3 minutes
We are physically healthy but a mess psychologically? We treat ourselves less kindly than we would treat our best friends? We tend to ruminate and cannot stop dwelling on a negative incident? To stop replaying the same event in your mind over again; to develop a positive attitude towards yourselves; to prioritise your psychological health and practice emotional hygiene with the same compassion you would apply if it were your bodies is what Guy gently recommends in this video.Reading time: about 1 minute
In light of a globally mobile workforce, the unique requirements prevailing at a location need to be identified in order to sustain the health of employees and their dependents. The International Corporate Health Leadership Council (ICHLC) – made up of leading global health experts – sees itself as a think tank to help companies oversee the well-being of their workforce abroad. The Council believes that there is significant room for improvement as many companies still do not effectively orient and train their internationally mobile personnel, nor offer first aid training and travel kits. In high-risk environments, both of the latter may make the difference between life and death and must be considered a standard. Below are excerpts of the most relevant recommendations given by ICHLC.