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Find Meaning in Work: Change How You Think

Why is it that some extraordinarily well-paid people, working in pampered settings, feel empty, whereas others while working in the streets, feel fulfilled? Part of the answer is ‘purpose’ and for most people, purpose at work is built not found. Working with a sense of purpose, day-in and day-out, is an act of will that

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How to Deal with the Know-It-All of Office

We all come across ‘Know-it-alls’ in our life. But, how do we deal with these ‘Know-it-alls’? One might feel the urge to compete with them, but in reality you can’t compete with know-it-alls, as they will just up the competition. Mostly, the know-it-alls are unsure of their status in a group and are trying to

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Improving Self-Awareness: It is as Essential as a MBA for Leaders

Approximately 40% of CEOs are MBAs. Many large-scale studies have found that leadership based solely on MBA-trained logic, is not always enough for delivering long-term financial and cultural results, and it is often detrimental to an organization’s productivity. In one study, researchers compared the organizational performance of 440 CEOs – split into two groups: those with

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Effective Negotiating Is Not the Same as Haggling

There’s a popular misconception that in a negotiation you can either ‘win’ or preserve your relationship with your counterpart – whether your boss, a customer or a business partner — but you can’t do both. People assume they need to make a choice between getting good results – by being hard and bargaining at all

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To Get People to Change, Make Change Easy

Have you ever noticed that in a bowl of free fruit, the bananas will always go first? And no one takes the oranges at all! The reason is simple, and it’s not that the world is full of orange-haters. It’s that oranges are harder to peel. This principle — call it the Banana Principle — is

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How Are You Perceived at Work?

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. Most of us suffer from ‘transparency illusion’ — the belief that we’re an open book and that what we intend to project is what people see. But typically there’s a gap between

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What Millennials Want from a New Job

Millennials is a term used to refer to those who are born between 1980 and 1996. According to Gallup’s new report “How Millennials Want to Work and Live”, Millennials are the most likely to look for and change jobs. Research by Amy Adkins & Brandon Rigoni provides an in-depth look at Millennials as employees, people,

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Great Corporate Strategies Thrive on the Right Amount of Tension

After expending considerable effort on formulating a strategy, most executives would like to see their company’s strategic plans fully executed. Deviations from the strategic plan are often assumed to be detrimental to corporate performance. However, compliance with the strategy doesn’t necessarily correlate directly to performance. The gap between strategy and the execution of that strategy

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How Managers Can Think Like a Leader

How can you invest your time wisely to ‘think like a leader’? First understand, what makes a leader. Emotional intelligence is what sets great leaders apart from the rest and is important for jobs at all levels. A high IQ and technical ability are great skills to have, but emotional intelligence will help you monitor

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Work-Life Balance: How to end the workday

When work is stressful, it can be difficult to disengage at the end of the day. With your mind churning, thinking about the mountain of tasks back at the office and distracted by work emails at the dinner table, it can be a challenge to turn off. According to a seven-year study on ‘workers’ performance’,

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