Former US president Barack Obama waving at a crowd during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois in 2017
LEADERSHIP / JAN 21, 2019

When you think of the defining characteristics of a successful leader, you may picture a bold, forceful personality like Donald Trump delivering firebrand speeches to...
A young couple sitting in deck chairs on the beach and watching the sunset
BREAK ROOM / JAN 18, 2019

Retiring early seemed something of a pipe dream 20-odd years ago, but it has become an emerging trend in today’s day and age. Indeed, early retirement – otherwise known...
Business woman gossiping to her male colleague
HR & RECRUITMENT / JAN 17, 2019

Did you hear? Nancy from Accounting is dating the chief financial officer’s son, and it seems that she is getting a promotion as the department head. Yeah, well, did you...
Confident business woman looking out of office window
WORKPLACE / JAN 16, 2019

In the workplace, getting through to people can be a tricky task. You may have a tight-fisted boss who’s withholding your raise, for instance, or a demanding supervisor...
Businessman climbing stairs
CAREER ADVANCEMENT / JAN 15, 2019

When you’re younger, and you’re asked what you want to be when you’re older, you usually come up with singer, vet or astronaut, but the common denominator of all these...
Overhead view of two businessmen sitting at a desk
INTERVIEWS / JAN 14, 2019

The worst part of the job hunt is participating in multiple job interviews. They are stressful, causing perspiration that makes you the personification of the Hoover Dam...
Woman making a gesture to strangle her coworker
WORKPLACE / JAN 11, 2019

Do you walk into the kitchen and the chatter turns into complete silence with people scuffling passed you to get out? Does Susan (your cubicle mate) roll her eyes every...
Middle-aged businessman looking outside skyscraper floor-to-ceiling-window
CAREER ADVANCEMENT / JAN 10, 2019

What is success? The answer to that question is hard to present. Success means different things to different people. Some merely want to put groceries on the table and...
A smiling woman with a panel of interviewers during a job interview
INTERVIEWS / JAN 09, 2019

Talking about your strengths in a job interview can be tough – you don’t want to come across as arrogant if you say the wrong thing or unconfident if you say it the wrong...
Close-up of a businessman's hands protecting a wooden seesaw between 'work' and 'life'
BREAK ROOM / JAN 08, 2019

With so many of us striving for success, we are clocking in more hours at the office and neglecting our personal goals and general wellbeing, making it almost impossible...
Close-up of a diverse group of young people stacking hands in an office
ENTREPRENEURSHIP / JAN 07, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi is credited for saying: ‘Be the change you want to see’. Many of us are good at talking the talk, but we never back up our daily moans and wails with...
Group of young people travelling in a blue minivan
STUDENT LIFE / JAN 04, 2019

Whether you’ve just stepped out of school, finished university or you just want to take some time off from your studies, a gap year is on the cards. Although there’s much...

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