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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Christmas To-Do’s for Young Professionals

As Christmas approaches and the year draws to a close, there are many ways to celebrate and share the festive joy. For young professionals, Christmas is a time to gather your loved ones and show your appreciation, send warm regards to acquaintances and peers and look back on a year of success with your colleagues. […]

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Health and Fitness for Busy Young Professionals

Health should not be a compromise, but it is often neglected by young people striving for their careers. Missed lunches, skipped gym days and underused yoga packages are all signs that often, we take care of ourselves less than what we set out to. What can young professionals like yourselves do to incorporate workouts and […]

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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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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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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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Embracing Innovation: Part 2

Innovation has become the currency of success among companies today. Often, companies that perform the best are the least consumed by imitation and emulation, but rather they focus on creating something new and leveraging on new technologies for efficiency. Innovation and its pressure on the labour market and workplace requires adaptability and resilience, behaviour that many workers […]

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Are You Management Material?

A few years into your career, you may already be wondering if you are on track to becoming a manger. However, it is important to remember that not everyone is management material and that non-managerial positions are no less fulfilling. Dawn Rosenberg McKay from Thebalance.com has written a few guiding questions to help you decide if […]

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