Explanatory Style and Optimism

The ways in which we appraise situations and develop a stress response hinge very much upon what is known as our Explanatory Style. According to this article on TheVeryWellMind.com written by Elizabeth Scott, Explanatory Styles refer to how people explain the events in their lives. It is part of how we process events, the meaning and symbols we […]

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Bad Habits at Work

Bad habits in your everyday life may be inconsequential, but you can be sure that chronically poor professional attitudes and behaviour will rob you of steady career progression or even lead to your redundancy one day. According to Catherine Saar from TheProjectCoach, the following habits are capable of sabotaging your work performance: 1. Blaming others Before […]

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Managing Change Systematically

Change in the corporate world is often gradual, expected and involves multiple stakeholders. Although it is grand and complicated, it can be anticipated and hence prepared for. How can you, on a personal level, prep yourself to embrace and make sense of these changes? In this post, we share with you some tips from Positive […]

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Book Review: The Power of Now

The Power of Now has sold over a million copies in the UK alone. In the book, author Eckhart Tolle, demonstrates how to live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment. To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created […]

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Guarding Yourself Against Workplace Sabotage

People enter new jobs with baggage and as much as we may choose to respect everyone at work, the truth remains that not everyone acts fairly to you. Sometimes, there much be sabotage or malice, which we must learn to guard against and rise above. In an article written by Larue Novick on LivingMagazine.net, she writes […]

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Addressing Workplace Bullying

People are as complex as organizations. Throughout our career, especially during our earlier years in the workforce, we may have encountered colleagues who were malicious or took advantage of us. Often, we do not recognise such behaviour as bullying or fail to accept that our negative experiences count as bullying. After all, we see ourselves […]

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How to Identify My Values

In this week’s post, we feature advice from Frank Kuijsters, Director of Digne Consult APAC, on how young professionals can identify and accentuate the values they believe in. Armed with more than 30 years of experience in learning and development and coaching, Frank has supported thousands of successful individuals worldwide in achieving their professional and […]

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Book Review: MINDSET – Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and […]

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5 Powerful Ways to Think More Positive Thoughts

No matter how driven and passionate you are at work, you are bound to experience disappointment and skepticism as much as you do satisfaction and joy. Adversity is inevitable and it is easy to dwell on mistakes. However, it is certainly possible and in fact important to be reflexive and embrace every experience positively as a […]

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