Part 1: Can you be too kind at the workplace?

There is a common misconception that being too kind at work will lead to you being a pushover, whereas being too assertive will earn you a negative reputation. However, is it ever so simple? Often, there is no one-size-fit-approach as to how kind or aggressive one should behave. It depends on the situation on hand, […]

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Your 5-Step Guide to Career Transition

It is not uncommon for us to envision a career switch to work that we consider to be more meaningful, rewarding or simply fits us better. Our desire for a change may stem from dissatisfaction with our current job or personal developmental goals, but other times it could be rooted in an innate desire to fulfil our life-long […]

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Practising Good Listening in Client Meetings

If your job requires you to meet up with clients, you may initially find it difficult to stay focused and listen well. How can you be a better listener and in turn, offer solutions that are better tailored? In this week’s article, we would like to share with you a couple of pointers that Belle […]

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How to Recalibrate your Career and Life

You may be afraid to recognize and accept that your present job is under-rewarding you or even shortchanging your development, as the fear of losing a stable job might be greater than your desire for change. Why is it time to press the reset button in your career? What are some things you should bear […]

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5 Steps to Manage Your Emotions

Cumulative stress can increase our vulnerability to emotional outbursts and breakdowns. Not only will displays of strong emotions at work have long term consequences on our image at work, the lack of competency in managing emotions well can also trigger more stress for us. How can we keep our emotions in check and learn to […]

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5 Do’s and Don’ts For Business Travellers

Whether you are travelling for business alone or with your team, your mind-set should be somewhere midway between a clear focus that this is a work-do with roles and assignments and that little extra adventure streak which comes with visiting someplace new/different. However, as they travel with colleagues, many people seem to forget that their primary purpose […]

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5 skills to master in your 20s

Jessica Stillman from Inc.com writes about the importance of mastering several life skills which will yield benefits for young professionals in the long run. These advices were shared with other young professionals on Quora, a popular Q&A website, by users in their mid-careers. Which of these are you already an expert in? 1. Communicating with grace You’ve […]

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6 Tips for Young Professionals Flustered by Small Talk

University graduates today are the most tech-savvy generation to ever enter the workforce. While knowledge of the latest and greatest devices can be a tremendous asset to landing a job, it’s also proving to be a hindrance. Graduates today too often use technology as a replacement for essential communication skills that are still coveted by employers. […]

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How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you’ve taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organise, prioritise and schedule your day. “Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets,” you may ask, “do I still feel like I can’t […]

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5 Ways to Power Through Difficult Times

Entrepreneurs are the biggest dreamers on the planet. We are slightly crazy at times, but that’s what gives us the ability to “go for it” while others sit back thinking, “This might not work out as planned.” Being an entrepreneur can be an emotional rollercoaster. We often experience fear, stress and anxiety. Sometimes we do […]

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