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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How to Truly Destress After Work

When the going gets tough, stress inevitably consumes most of us despite our best efforts to avoid it. While we cannot escape from over-worrying and bringing the emotional burden of work home, there are still ways to reduce the stress. In fact, it is necessary that we practise these habits in order to prevent burnout […]

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How to Manage Angry Colleagues at Work

Outbursts, hostility and upfront confrontations are not all that rare in the workplace and often, they are a result of the buildup of everyday toxicity and micro-aggression. How can managers and HR foster an environment that manages workplace anger well? How should we respond to belligerence in a way that does not contribute to someone’s […]

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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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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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