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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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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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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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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6 Workplace Trends You Will See In 2018

New developments in technology, demographics and organizational needs catalyse change in workplace arrangements every year. According to Dan Schawbel form Forbes.com who predicted upcoming changes in workplace arrangements and dynamics based on extensive industry research, these will be the workplace trends in 2018 to look out for: 1. Leaders encourage more human interaction Companies will […]

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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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