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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Young Professionals Program

Would you like to become a Young Professional that: – Emphasizes personal development & development of practical workskills? – Communicates confidently and is adaptive towards organizational changes? – Can handle workload and stress, and know how to present and profile yourself? – Can foster fruitful collaborations and possess effective leadership skills? Then we have certainly […]

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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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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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How to Identify My Values

In this week’s post, we feature advice from Frank Kuijsters, Director of Digne Consult APAC, on how young professionals can identify and accentuate the values they believe in. Armed with more than 30 years of experience in learning and development and coaching, Frank has supported thousands of successful individuals worldwide in achieving their professional and […]

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