Alex would like to establish his own business, but he's afraid he won't succeed. Marcia would like to return to school, but she's afraid she might fail.
Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling?
What's your attitude toward career mi...
Do You Have Old or New Views of Career Success?
Automation, globalization, demographics, and insights gained from consciousness research, are changing the way we think about work and adapt to our continuously changing work world!
Old: Career growth means moving up the corporate ladder and measuring up against the approved professional timetable.You are what you do.
New: This is a lifelong process of...
Good manners are good business. Many potentially profitable alliances or promotional opportunities are lost because of unintentional breaches of manners. Second chances aren’t always possible.
Test your business etiquette
Which of the following demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate business etiquette?
1. Your boss, Ms. Andrews, enters the room when you’re meeting with a client, Mr. Block. You rise and...
Do you feel stuck in your career? Do you want to make a career change, but keep making excuses? Do you say, “yea, but,” to justify why you can’t pursue desired goals?
What does this quiz say bout you?
To identify the degree to which you may be stuck and reasons you’re trapped, answer “yes” or “no:”
I. I’m usually tired.
2. I have little time for leisure activitie...
Do you supervise or manage anyone? Are your subordinates suffering from job stress? Does your work environment contribute to worker stress? Do you address job stress issues?
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), job stress occurs when job requirements don’t match employee capabilities, resources or needs. Wide spread and costly, job stress is called a “world health epid...
Several studies suggest that having a sense of control over work plays a central role in workers' health. Employees, who are given more autonomy and challenge, have nearly half the number of stress related illnesses such as high blood pressure compared to workers who have little challenge and control over work.
Are you in control of your work?
Answer 'yes' or 'no.'
1. My job enables me to use my own ideas.
“If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.” – Elbert Hubbard
Loyalty involves faithfulness to commitments or obligations. It requires steadfast allegiance to a sovereign, government, organisation, leader, cause, person or other.
Loyalty at work is a two-way street. Both employees and employers need to give and receive loyalty.
Loyalty has nothing to do with length of e...
'If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.' Mark Twain
Have you ever lied at work? Do you tell half-truths to get the sale or job? Do you keep your promises?
What does this quiz say about you?
Answer yes or no.
1. I’ve lied on my resume or fudged reports.
2. I call in sick when I’m not.
3. I use the Internet on company time.
4. I fail to disclose pertinent information.
'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.' Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the Af...
The New Year is here and many of us are planning to make the most of 2018! Here are some tips for moving forward!
- Think positively. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. But you must be persistent, optimistic and patient. Also, restructure negative thoughts by restating them positively.
- State realistic goals in concrete terms. Ensure your goal is consistent with your purpose. Intend to achi...