The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

Learning to read between the lines and react accordingly is an important skill to nurture and apply. According to Terri Tierney Clark, CEO of Summit Leadership Advisors, there are three primary types of situations where you’ll be wise to consider alternate meanings from your colleagues: when office politics influences the outcome, when someone is avoiding an […]

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How to Develop Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

Improve your ability to think from a 360 degree view of your problems, life and circumstances. This IQ Matrix and video break down how to develop the habit of using hindsight, foresight and insight throughout the day to help improve your ability to make decisions and solve problems far more effectively.

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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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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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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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