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What Type of Office Worker Are You?

Posted by Reem Boudraa May 6, 2015 1 Comment 408 views

The workplace is filled with a host of different personality types, but every office has a few signature characters that will undoubtedly be present no matter where you work. From the slacker to the workaholic to the complainer and everything in between, almost everyone falls into some type of category and have to be accepted […]

How to Deal With a Difficult Boss: 4 Strategies that Work

Posted by Tremaine Du Preez May 4, 2015 0 Comment 445 views

My boss has the emotional intelligence of a wrecking ball. This was the opening line in a recent coaching conversation I had with Pat. Divisive, two-timing, self-centered, political, insert your own adjective here, bosses and colleagues are very familiar to coaches. It’s not a new topic. Pat works in a pretty entrepreneurial environment where wrecking […]

The 5 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life Forever

Posted by Juan Kurdi April 13, 2015 2 Comments 1539 views

You’ve heard this sentence before, and probably most of you don’t actually buy it, and I know you’re thinking it’s a hard thing to do, but staying positive is the right thing to do. Staying positive is not as hard as you think it is. Below are 5 easy things that you can do in order to improve […]

This Is Probably the Worst Advice You Could Give to an Angry Person

Posted by Tremaine Du Preez April 8, 2015 0 Comment 533 views

1. Don’t Say: “Don’t Let Your Emotions Get In The Way” In the movie The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. is a high profile New York lawyer of ill repute. Back in his hometown he finds himself in a bar brawl and narrowly avoids having his teeth relocated by the local degenerate – thanks to his quick thinking […]

How to Reinvent Your Work Wardrobe in 30 Minutes or Less

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan April 1, 2015 0 Comment 905 views

Dressing professionally is a very important part of your career. It leaves a lasting impression on both your colleagues and clients, and prompts people to take you more seriously. Dressing well can also get you your dream job. In fact, 76.4% of employers in the Middle East say that their hiring decisions are strongly influenced […]

5 Simple Toning Exercises You Can Do at Work

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan March 29, 2015 2 Comments 652 views

Sitting at your desk all day can take a major toll on your health, especially your weight. Not only does it increase the risk of getting diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, a lackadaisical lifestyle also reduces productivity and adds to stress. Going to the gym every day is easier said than done. In fact, 45% of […]

How to Succeed as a Young Entrepreneur in the Middle East

Posted by Ahmed Medien March 4, 2015 0 Comment 2483 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 3428 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 2290 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 3659 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 […]

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