Business Lunch 101: How to Pick the Perfect Restaurant

If there is one thing more stress-inducing than a business lunch with a prospective client, it is making a bad choice when selecting the restaurant. A good meal, ambience and standard of service could set the tone for a positive working relationship. At the same time, it also reflects well on your organization and yourself. This week, we share with […]

Read more
Balancing Part-Time Degree and Work

Part-time degrees have always had its place. Furthermore, distance learning programs and online degrees are fast gaining popularity, due to their unique offerings and convenience. Be it for upgrading, personal interest or career advancement, there is bound to be a part-time course for everyone. How can you manage your time better, as an employee and part-time student? Molly […]

Read more
Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the major New York Times bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman takes us on a journey through our mind and delves into two systems that drive the way we think. According to the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, system 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional whereas System 2 is slower, more […]

Read more
80/20: Time Management

Routines are effective in helping us compartmentalize our time. However, how do we know if the way we divide our time is productive? If you are looking to restructure your time usage, perhaps the 80/20 Rule could be a go-to. What is the 80/20 Rule? According to John Reh from TheBalance.com, the 80/20 Rule refers to ensuring […]

Read more
How to Achieve Win-Win Situations Through Negotiation

In the corporate world where relationship building and long-term partnerships are celebrated, negotiation settings should not be dominated by hardballing from any party. Hardballing, no matter how persuasive one’s pitch, can compromise an organization’s business prospects and make difficult future collaborations. As such, negotiators must be competent in reaching win-win outcomes. This would ensure a pleasant dealing […]

Read more
Taking Ownership of Your Health in the Corporate World

As a young professional who is caught between love for your career and strain from it, you might have overlooked self-care and health matters. Often, time is indeed a concern and even an hour of yoga class or gym time is a luxury. This week, we look into the self-care strategies shared by Betrand Ngampa from […]

Read more
Communicating Across Generation

Workplace generation gap is not a myth. With baby boomers working well into retirement and millennials making their mark in the corporate world, the workplace has a diversity of assets, knowledge and competencies to harness. Different cohorts do indeed have different working styles, expectations of the work environment and energies. According to the Burns & McDonnell Career […]

Read more
Your 5-Step Guide to Career Transition

It is not uncommon for us to envision a career switch to work that we consider to be more meaningful, rewarding or simply fits us better. Our desire for a change may stem from dissatisfaction with our current job or personal developmental goals, but other times it could be rooted in an innate desire to fulfil our life-long […]

Read more
Relax and Recharge Without Going On Vacation

This week, we invite you to have a go at the check list that Arthur has designed to help professionals work out their energy level! Indeed if you are on the verge of a burn out, recalibration and recharge are certainly in order. What are some ways of relaxing and recharging without having to go on a vacation? […]

Read more
Gaining Self-Insights

According to People First Productivity Solutions, self-awareness is an important component of emotional intelligence, which proves to be useful in many domains of our lives because it is difficult to understand and relate with others if you don’t first understand yourself. When we don’t understand ourselves, we may fail to form intimate relationships or to feel “at […]

Read more