How to Become a CEO

Occupying the corner office is a hefty and ambitious dream, but it’s possible. After all, every company needs a leader. CEOs (chief executive officers) are the highest-ranking people in organizations. They make the decisions, make the most money and have the most responsibilities. Do you have the skills to work your way up the ladder?

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Strengths Use Predicts Performance at Work

A wealth of evidence highlights the potential gains of a strengths-based approach both for the individual and the organization. Research in workplace settings revealed that identifying and strengthening one’s character strengths, and using them more and in new ways, can lead to various desirable outcomes, such as positive and supportive social networks, lower stress levels, improved work performance,

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MOTIVATIONAL PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK – KEMI ADETIBA

Kemi Adetiba is an award winning cinematographer, film maker, music and video director known for her works in the entertainment industry. She is a law graduate, born in Lagos – Nigeria and has built her brand in a tremendous way, which made it easy for her to feature on Channel O, MTV Base, Soundcity TV,

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Handle Your Office Competition Like An Olympian

Competition is a given in offices everywhere, with you and your colleagues competing daily to demonstrate your worth, prowess and cutting-edge skillsets and snatch the gold medal of recognition. There’s jostling, elbowing, jumping through hoops and speeding through projects to clinch top spot – or just keep your job. You have to be up for

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10 Signs That You’re About To Be Fired

Here are 10 signs you are about to get fired:   They Get Distant: Having to deliver bad news in the very near future can make a boss appear aloof or distant in the meantime. No more face to face conversations – only emails now? That speaks loud and clear! Distance makes the boss grow

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Going out of your mind at work? Here’s how to get it back!

Although Mental Health Week is just wrapping up, mental wellbeing is a concern every day. Stress, anxiety and depression have become office fixtures. We’re feeling bashed day in and day out. “The modern workplace has become very stressful as we have evolved into a 24-hour society. Fewer and fewer people have a healthy work-life balance,”

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Top 6 Signs Your Employer Is In Trouble

Companies in distress may try to hide it. When working for a nosediving company, would you rather wear a blindfold or x-ray specs? With the blindfolders, going ostrich does the trick. See no evil, hear no evil, blah blah. X-ray peeps look deep into the malaise for signs to scram. Thing is, at some point, you

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Why Smart And Experienced People Fail

Don’t despair if your superior brain or know-how haven’t kept you from flopping. Learn what might be tripping you up. Always having the right answer’s rough. Surrounded by mediocrity. Knowing you’re dead-on while bosses and colleagues wildly grasp at straws. Being super smart or having the most experience should be advantages. Mostly they are. Except

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How to Manage an Employee Who Always Makes Excuses

You know the type. The project is late because the vendor didn’t do their job. The presentation went bad because the meeting format was poor. It’s over-budget because procurement screwed up. No matter what the situation, this employee has an excuse for why it didn’t work. They might even have a valid excuse – but

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How to Make the Most of Your Workday

Do you often find your workday spiralling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating. So how can you regain control of your time? One-size-fits-all lists on how to be more productive don’t work; we’ll

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