10 No-Fail Dinner Party Conversation Starters

Running out of conversation starters at parties? Karla McDonald from Huffingtonpost.com has some tips for you to bring back the fun! Alexa Hampton, interior designer and author — I will first ask them to explain to me their work. People usually have a way they explain their job, or how they spend their day, so they can […]

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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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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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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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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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Book Review: Never Split The Difference

Chris Voss, a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI, offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. Voss joined the FBI as a hostage negotiator who dealt face-to-face with bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his career, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. In, Never Split the […]

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Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the major New York Times bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman takes us on a journey through our mind and delves into two systems that drive the way we think. According to the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, system 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional whereas System 2 is slower, more […]

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80/20: Time Management

Routines are effective in helping us compartmentalize our time. However, how do we know if the way we divide our time is productive? If you are looking to restructure your time usage, perhaps the 80/20 Rule could be a go-to. What is the 80/20 Rule? According to John Reh from TheBalance.com, the 80/20 Rule refers to ensuring […]

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Communicating Across Generation

Workplace generation gap is not a myth. With baby boomers working well into retirement and millennials making their mark in the corporate world, the workplace has a diversity of assets, knowledge and competencies to harness. Different cohorts do indeed have different working styles, expectations of the work environment and energies. According to the Burns & McDonnell Career […]

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