Book Review: Executive Presence – The Missing Link Between Merit and Success
Book Review: Deep Work
Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, authors Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that Executive Presence (EP) is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to […]
Video: Do you really know why you do what you do?
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 […]
Video: Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience!
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 […]
6 Workplace Trends You Will See In 2018
Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers […]
New developments in technology, demographics and organizational needs catalyse change in workplace arrangements every year. According to Dan Schawbel form Forbes.com who predicted upcoming changes in workplace arrangements and dynamics based on extensive industry research, these will be the workplace trends in 2018 to look out for: 1. Leaders encourage more human interaction Companies will […]