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Things don’t always work out as planned – that’s definitely not news to anyone in the workforce today. You may not be exactly thrilled at where you are at in your career right now. The cause could be events beyond your control or some poor decisions you made, or some combination of the two. If… Read more »

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Studies show that people spend a lot of time at their jobs. In one survey, almost everyone reported spending more than 50 hours a week at work. It can create a lot of stress, causing health problems and personal problems as well. Workaholism is not good for anyone. And most people understand the importance of… Read more »

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Many people believe that to increase productivity you need to do lots of planning, make major changes to your routine, and spend a lot more time and effort at what you do. Sometimes this is true. But there are ways to boost productivity a great deal just by making some simple adjustments to the way… Read more »

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What does it take to be successful in your career? Opinions will naturally vary. Few would argue that for businesses to be successful, they need to hire and keep top talent. But what makes a person top talent? What qualities do they possess that enable them to have a greater impact on a company’s performance,… Read more »

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You have just received a job offer, and naturally are excited about it. Before accepting it, however, you need to step back for a bit and take some time to look at the situation more objectively. You don’t want to end up in a job or a company that is not a good fit for… Read more »

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Studies have shown that more than half the time taken up by meetings is actually wasted. Participants often are not engaged – many are doing other work, even dozing or daydreaming. And yet, the time spent in meetings has actually increased over the years. How can you get more out of your meetings? Here are… Read more »

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We are all aware of how our performance suffers under pressure and stressful situations. We freeze, and our minds don’t function as well as they normally do. There is an evolutionary reason for this, according to neuroscientists. For early humans facing danger, usually in the form of some large predator, higher order thought processes were… Read more »

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One of the important things employers look for among job candidates is enthusiasm and passion for their job. Most people believe that someone cannot be really good at their job if they do not love what they do. So it is important to show the passion and enthusiasm you have for your job at the… Read more »

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We are all constantly looking for ways to enhance our productivity and performance at work, how to become better at our jobs. Our focus is mostly on the technical aspect of work, the hard skills and knowledge needed. But just as important are the skills needed to work with others, what generally are referred to… Read more »

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Have you ever had trouble finishing a project or assignment on time? It’s a problem most of us have had. And that is because there are certain psychological factors involved that give us an exaggerated idea of what we can accomplish. We all too easily fall victim to what psychologists call The Planning Fallacy. It… Read more »