Video: Reading Minds Through Body Language

Can you read someone’s mind by looking at them? Almost. After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. She became a neuroscience nerd, studying how the brain works and how to build rapport with people. She has since worked with organizations to use […]

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Book Review: Work – How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day Paperback

In Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest teachings on applied Buddhism for both the work place and daily life, this book sheds light on how to overcome dilemmas and problems calmly and with wisdom. Topics discussed include dealing with workplace scenarios; dealing with home and family; encounters with strangers and with daily life; transportation; and creating communities […]

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Success is When Your Calling and Ego Work Together

Are you driven by calling or ego? Shelley Prevost, Co-founder and CEO of Torch, shares the importance of having both work hand in hand. According to her, we are designed to use both. Your calling and ego each play important roles in your life, but neither of them mean anything on their own. Calling without ego Calling […]

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5 Tips for Impromptu Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. Whether giving an unexpected “elevator pitch” to a potential investor or being asked at the last minute to offer remarks to a sales team […]

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What to remember when drafting company emails

Emails are our go-to communication channel at work because it is low-cost for the company, efficient for archiving and ensures transparency and accountability. For the individual employee, it is fast, fuss-free and less intrusive than a call. With its convenience, employees sometimes become over-reliant on it and take the implications of email communication for granted. […]

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5 Ways To Boost Your Mindset For Success

We all want to know the secret to success, but the reality is that there are so many factors that go into what makes one truly successful. While hard work and dedication are indispensable to achieving success, maintaining a solid mindset can go a long way towards helping you stay on the path to success. Ashley […]

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Overcoming Midday Slump at Work

Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get your work done? How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the […]

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Developing Executive Presence

Executive presence (EP) is a buzzword that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It refers to the physical, behavioural attributes that define how an executive carries himself and is much fact as it is representation. It inspires confidence and trust which helps younger employees rise the ranks more effectively. If you’re deemed lacking in executive […]

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