How to Be More Proactive at Work

Being proactive at work can be harder for some, as it requires vocalizing your presence and putting yourself out there even if you may not necessarily want to. However, it is a behavioural trait and tendency that can be nurtured, and it should be for multiple reasons. When you are proactive, you are seen as […]

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Video: How to find work you love

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.

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How to Identify and Tackle Hierarchy in the Workplace

Amidst concerns with diversity and inclusion, digital transformation of workforce, personal branding and learn organizations, office hierarchy are often overlooked topics because we think power dynamics in the workplace are about to change and top-down structures are losing relevance. However, hierarchy and power will continue to define working relations regardless of the industry, organization or […]

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Managing Unprofessional Colleagues

At this point in your career as a Young Professional, you can say with certainty that dealing with unprofessional people at work is just a fact of life. Josh Hansen from TalentZoo.com has written a guide to offer some helpful tips on how to manage unprofessional conduct from colleagues. 1. Lead by Example Sometimes people […]

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Using Emotions to Drive Performance

It is an old adage that your emotional and professional worlds should be kept apart but Anne Kreamer, a former Nickelodeon executive and the author of the new book It’s Always Personal, begs to differ. By putting on a front and making an effort to conceal your emotions, you not only lose relatability and trust but also […]

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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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