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Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

How To Tell Your Boss They Are Wrong

How To Tell Your Boss They Are Wrong

The usual rule to any negotiation or argument is either to convince the other or simply agree to disagree. That’s probably what ends up happening in most cases so that no one’s left disgruntled. I’m sure you’ve experienced the same. But sometimes the situation isn’t that easy and you’re not content with the outcome. It bugs you for a while and you’re left thinking about it over and over again. After a while of going over it in your head you find yourself unable to put it to rest and so you need to discuss it further. However, when it’s your boss who you can’t seem to agree with the argument or debate can be difficult. Particularly when it’s to tell your boss they are wrong. How do you tell your boss they are wrong? Do you even do it? Or do you play along and just agree to their way of things. After all, it’s not you who’s calling the shots. Neither is your neck on the line....

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

5 Skills You Need To Stay Relevant in 2017

5 Skills You Need To Stay Relevant in 2017

With 2017 here you can expect companies eagerly on the lookout for talent to utilize their budgets for the year. That gives you plenty of opportunity to showcase yourself as a talented individual who’s keen on pursuing a new, challenging career move. But what exactly will set you apart from other candidates? Are you equipped with the necessary experience and skills that’ll highlight you to recruiting managers? There’s a good chance you’re already highly skilled and can comfortably woo any recruiting manager. But with rapidly changing dynamics, company needs are constantly changing as well. What they’ll be seeking in candidates in 2017 won’t be the same as what it was in past years. To be relevant and attractive in 2017 here are 5 skills I recommend for everyone to develop. 1. Data and Analytics Irrespective of the field you’ve chosen to build your career, data and analytics are something you simply cannot avoid. Companies heavily rely on data for operations, forecasts and strategies and this trend isn’t dying anytime...

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

4 Powerful Reasons You Should Work For A Tough Boss

4 Powerful Reasons You Should Work For A Tough Boss

There’s a high probability that you’ll be out in the market looking to switch your job if you’re not content with the leadership of your organization. Particularly, employees have stated that after disappointing prospects of career advancements, the second most likely reason to switch is their boss. And that’s because we all want to work for a supportive and understanding boss. Someone who helps us progress and encourages our growth. A tough boss is not what we all look for. Interestingly enough, working for a tough boss doesn’t necessarily mean that your career is headed towards a pitfall. In fact, it could be a great opportunity for you. Here’s why: 1. Be The Best Of Yourself Working for a tough boss can mean being pushed and stretched to your limits. You’ll constantly be tested and challenged, thrown at the deep end with not much guidance or support. Sure, on the face of it it appears as if you’re being treated unfairly, but in reality, you’re being encouraged to bring...

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

Are You Being Held Back By A Selfish Boss?

Are You Being Held Back By A Selfish Boss?

We all know how challenging it can be working for a tough boss. Some may even go as far as saying they’re horrible bosses (check out the movie for a few laughs)! But aren’t bosses really looking out for your best interests? Don’t they want to help you grow and guide your career to new heights? Of course they do! Bosses provide you the necessary exposure and challenges that help you tap into your true potential. And that’s why you get rewarded for your awesome performance, right? In theory it may be true, but sometimes, you may end up working for a selfish boss. At some point in your career you may have worked for a selfish boss. Someone who’s just looking out for their own interests and “using” the team for their benefit. While you’re trying to do the right thing, it becomes hard when your boss has an agenda of their own. While their agenda’s vary, what remains common is that a selfish boss simply isn’t looking...

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

5 Habits You Need To Shake Off To Remain Energized

5 Habits You Need To Shake Off To Remain Energized

Every now and then the stresses of work and the pressures of deadlines takes its toll on us. Our creativity takes a nosedive and our energy level flat lines. It’s bound to happen over a period of time when you’re working hard to balance your professional and personal lives. The resultant, of course, is a decline in your performance. Though you know you have the potential, you’re just lacking drive and find it hard to remain energized. One option to shake things up and recharge yourself is to take time off. A vacation is a superb way to rest and refresh so that you return to work motivated. But sometimes we don’t have the option to go on a vacation. What I’ve found to work is altering some of your daily habits that have been preventing you from maintaining high levels of focus and energy. It’s the mindset that you’re aiming to realign that’ll help you feel a change. And the best part is, all of these habits are...

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Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

4 Steps That Will Help You Set Your Ultimate Professional Goal

4 Steps That Will Help You Set Your Ultimate Professional Goal

At some point or the other, I’m certain you’ve been asked this cliché interview question about your professional goal: “Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?” For decades it’s the most overused interview question, yet it catches interviewees off guard. It makes you stop and think. In retrospect, it should be the question that you’re already well prepared to answer. A question that if you’re asked, should give you an opportunity to showcase your professional desires and aspiration. This should be where you highlight your “swan song”. It’s not easy to set your professional goal, but if you think it through you’ll find its closer than you imagine. Here’s how to start off setting your professional goal Your Ultimate Professional Goal Think about your journey so far. What has gotten you to this point? Why you made the choices you did to get here? Were they beneficial or were some of the choices opportunities to learn? What will be your ultimate professional goal? Your career’s ‘Big...

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