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qualities of the modern manager
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Today’s managers encourage innovation in the face of failure.

The 5 Key Qualities of Modern Management

What are we talking about when we talk about modern management? Are we discussing the changing nature of the workplace? Are we talking about the breakdown of traditional roles? Are we remarking upon the very nature of corporate and executive leadership itself? Modern management was obviously made more efficient as it was shaped in the…

This Habit Will Destroy Your Work Life and Cost Your Company
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The dangers of perfectionism

This Habit Will Destroy Your Work Life and Cost Your Company

Snapshot: Two kinds of perfectionism exists: Adaptive perfectionism allows a person to focus on internal striving, remain open to feedback, and know not to nitpick. Maladaptive perfectionism causes incredible anxiety and stems from a deep fear of failure. Those who struggle with perfectionism are costly to a workplace in terms of deadlines, time, and internal…

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Your boss is watching you

The Impact of the Hawthorne Effect on Productivity at Work

The Hawthorne effect (also referred to as the observer effect) refers to a phenomenon whereby individuals improve or modify an aspect of their behavior in response to their awareness of being observed. In other words, it refers to an increase in worker productivity produced by the psychological stimulus of being singled out and made to feel important.

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The hidden benefits of stress

How to use stress to make yourself a better person!

Feeling stressed? Embrace it! New research shows that stress can actually make you happier and stronger – just by viewing the experience more positively. Instead of treating stress as a disease, experts are encouraging us to reset our minds to view the negatives of stress as positives. By taking a more positive view of stress…

body language in a negotiation
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Uncross your arms and stand up straight, or you’ll never get that raise!

Body Language Signals You Should Never Send in a Negotiation

Regardless of how well you prepare for a negotiation and how convincing your arguments are – your negotiating strategy can topple like a house of cards in a single moment.  How can this happen? Maybe your negotiating partner picked up on your insecurity and nervousness, given away by your shaking hands and the film of sweat…

Power dressing gives professionals an air of authority & competency
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First impressions count

Power Dressing for Management Jobs

Power dressing is for real. It is not lost on anyone including your recruiter. Our recommendation on this topic today is: be a power dresser and impress headhunters for management jobs! First impression is indeed the last impression in many cases. For a quick snapshot on why being a power dresser is important, we share some insights from headhunters on this topic.

Photo With Your CV.
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To pic or not to pic

Should You Put a Photo On Your CV?

One notable challenge in an international career search is how best to create a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume that conforms with local norms. CV formats vary widely from country to country, and if you want your job application to be taken seriously, yours needs to follow the right layout. A frequent question when applying…

illegal interview questions
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Interview Questions for Executives

5 Super Sneaky Illegal Interview Questions

They say that you have to submit 100 job applications just to get one interview, so what happens when you finally land one? With any luck, you’ll be blowing them out of the water! Fast forward to the day of the interview, and it’s going great. You’re building rapport, crafting a strong narrative for your…