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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How to Identify and Tackle Hierarchy in the Workplace

Amidst concerns with diversity and inclusion, digital transformation of workforce, personal branding and learn organizations, office hierarchy are often overlooked topics because we think power dynamics in the workplace are about to change and top-down structures are losing relevance. However, hierarchy and power will continue to define working relations regardless of the industry, organization or […]

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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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Explanatory Style and Optimism

The ways in which we appraise situations and develop a stress response hinge very much upon what is known as our Explanatory Style. According to this article on TheVeryWellMind.com written by Elizabeth Scott, Explanatory Styles refer to how people explain the events in their lives. It is part of how we process events, the meaning and symbols we […]

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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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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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5 Powerful Ways to Think More Positive Thoughts

No matter how driven and passionate you are at work, you are bound to experience disappointment and skepticism as much as you do satisfaction and joy. Adversity is inevitable and it is easy to dwell on mistakes. However, it is certainly possible and in fact important to be reflexive and embrace every experience positively as a […]

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5 signs of burnouts

Many young professionals are experiencing job burnout before they even turn 30. Job burn out can be described as an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance. Left unchecked, burn out can wreak havoc on your health, happiness, relationships […]

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