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How to Succeed as a Young Entrepreneur in the Middle East

Posted by Ahmed Medien March 4, 2015 0 Comment 1682 views

Young people in the Middle East are constantly being told that their national economies can no longer absorb them. They have college degrees, are trained in marketing, computer sciences, languages, hospitality, architecture and engineering, yet, most companies in the region don’t have entry-level jobs for them. Arab youth are risk takers and unorthodox thinkers. They […]

5 Ways to Lose Weight If You Have a Desk Job

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan February 16, 2015 0 Comment 2734 views

Being in a 9-to-6 desk job can wreak havoc to your health. After all, sitting all day does nothing to compliment physical fitness, and an obvious side effect is unwanted weight gain. Adding to this, continuously being at your desk could also lead to exhaustion, lower productivity and overall moodiness. In this blog post, the […]

Dima Khatib of Al Jazeera: It is a competitive world out there but it is also full of opportunity

Posted by Reem Boudraa February 3, 2015 0 Comment 1974 views

With over 20 years of experience in the media industry, Dima Khatib is the first Arab correspondent to ever be based in Latin America. As the Latin America Bureau Chief & Correspondent at Al Jazeera, Dima has interviewed several personalities and heads of state, including Venezuela’s late president, Hugo Chavez. Her working languages are Arabic, […]

20 Life Hacks Every Working Mother Should Know  

Posted by Lama Ataya January 28, 2015 0 Comment 3126 views

The transition from motherhood back to workforce need not be fraught with perils or trepidation. Working mothers are succeeding in all walks of life and in traditionally male-dominated industries at all levels of the career spectrum, including in the senior most echelons of the corporate ladder. In fact, ‘The Status of Working Women in […]

6 Sentences That May Be Getting in the Way of Your Success

Posted by Lama Ataya January 25, 2015 0 Comment 4446 views

One of the most dangerous mistakes you can make at work is unknowingly getting in the way of your own success through self-defeating thought patterns. These can manifest themselves through detrimental work attitudes, inappropriate expectations, poor self esteem or misplaced preconceptions that lead to chronically misjudging people and situations.  The reality is that many of us simply fail to see or refuse to acknowledge simple errors in […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Health Resolutions on Track

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan January 21, 2015 0 Comment 1239 views

Photo credit: Most of us have an inert desire to be healthy, eat right and exercise regularly. But in reality, only 34% of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region state that they have excellent health, according to the Happiness and Wellbeing in the MENA Survey, July 2013. The New […]

Make a Difference This Year

Posted by Lama Ataya January 14, 2015 3 Comments 16060 views

It’s mid-January and for many of us new year’s resolutions have already been dusted, edited and revised a few times not to mention implored to stop staring at us so accusingly. If you are already contemplating covering your list with a heavy encyclopedia or deleting it altogether perhaps this is the time to pull out […]

The 7 Habits of Good Decision Makers

Posted by Tremaine Du Preez January 12, 2015 0 Comment 2927 views

Will 2015 be a year of great decision making for you? If you are a professional of any kind from a banker to a sales or HR executive, a COO or a dentist, then you are continuously weighing up options and deciding on the best trade, payoff, treatment or even the best thing to say […]

The Five Traits of a Great Salesperson

Posted by Reem Boudraa December 18, 2014 0 Comment 1897 views

Photo credit: Reyner Media Even in these digitized times, business processes still require sound people skills. That’s particularly true in sales, the pillar of all successful companies. Salespeople can reap significant professional rewards if they display the right traits. So what separates a good salesperson from a great one? Here are some common traits of […]

Find Out If You’re a Networking Pro With This Quiz

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan December 9, 2014 0 Comment 3552 views

Photo credit: Tim Dorr People do business with people they know, like and trust. Companies don’t make decisions, people do. In matter of fact, it is not just what you know or are capable of doing; it’s who you know that’s important for your career. You can also learn a lot from people in your […]

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