Dating in Your 30’s: What is different?

How is dating different in your 30’s than in your 20’s? According to Dr. Kristen Carpenter, Director of Women’s Behavioral Health at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, it is where work-life balance starts to become the top priority. Women who want love and family tend to start wondering how they will fit it all in, while still […]

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How to be More Diplomatic at Work

An appropriate degree of diplomacy at the workplace is critical for effective communication and maintaining relationships with your colleagues and clients. It is useful in both conflict aversion and conflict resolution, whichever circumstance applies. Moreover, business prospects are not rosy and when you are tasked to deliver negative news and feedback, being diplomatic can facilitate professionalism and fairness. […]

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Part 2: Can you be too kind at the workplace?

There is a common misconception that being too kind at work will lead to you being a pushover, whereas being too assertive will earn you a negative reputation. However, is it ever so simple? Often, there is no one-size-fit-approach as to how kind or aggressive one should behave. It depends on the situation on hand, […]

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Part 1: Can you be too kind at the workplace?

There is a common misconception that being too kind at work will lead to you being a pushover, whereas being too assertive will earn you a negative reputation. However, is it ever so simple? Often, there is no one-size-fit-approach as to how kind or aggressive one should behave. It depends on the situation on hand, […]

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Book Review: Never Split The Difference

Chris Voss, a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI, offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. Voss joined the FBI as a hostage negotiator who dealt face-to-face with bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his career, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. In, Never Split the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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