Ways for Introverts to Be More Effective Leaders

Does extroversion determine confidence, leadership and presence? Ten founders and members of Young Entrepreneur Council offer their best advice for quieter leaders, below. 1. Partner up with a tiger. Steve Wozniak was timid, but Steve Jobs was loud–think about successful partnerships that balance each other out. This doesn’t mean giving away half your company to someone else, but […]

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Success is When Your Calling and Ego Work Together

Are you driven by calling or ego? Shelley Prevost, Co-founder and CEO of Torch, shares the importance of having both work hand in hand. According to her, we are designed to use both. Your calling and ego each play important roles in your life, but neither of them mean anything on their own. Calling without ego Calling […]

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5 Tips for Impromptu Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. Whether giving an unexpected “elevator pitch” to a potential investor or being asked at the last minute to offer remarks to a sales team […]

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What to remember when drafting company emails

Emails are our go-to communication channel at work because it is low-cost for the company, efficient for archiving and ensures transparency and accountability. For the individual employee, it is fast, fuss-free and less intrusive than a call. With its convenience, employees sometimes become over-reliant on it and take the implications of email communication for granted. […]

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Overcoming Midday Slump at Work

Doing your best work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to stay focused for an 8-hour stretch. So how can you find the necessary energy to get your work done? How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the […]

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Developing Executive Presence

Executive presence (EP) is a buzzword that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It refers to the physical, behavioural attributes that define how an executive carries himself and is much fact as it is representation. It inspires confidence and trust which helps younger employees rise the ranks more effectively. If you’re deemed lacking in executive […]

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Book Review: Deep Work

With the proliferation of information that has come to define our everyday life, be it at work or at home, the risk of being distracted is evermore pertinent. In his book, Deep Work, author Cal Newport articulates an unconventional perspective on the benefits of distraction in the modern day. He writes about the sharpening of […]

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Video: Do you really know why you do what you do?

Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we’re getting what we want, even when we’re not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for […]

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8 Questions to Reframe Your Mind

Anxiety, Stress, Lack of Confidence and Self-Doubt. These are our first barriers against efficiency and success. What causes us to react in this manner in the face of challenges? Many a times, pre-existing beliefs about our own weaknesses and limitations influence our mental frame, which are simply the lenses through which we see the world […]

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How to Stop Taking Things Personally

When you are invested in a task, be it in your professional or professional life, it is always hard to receive criticism on it well. Yet as daunting as it is to detach yourself emotionally from negative feedback, it is important to learn how to do so. The journey to the peak of our career […]

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