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20 Life Hacks Every Working Mother Should Know  

Posted by Lama Ataya January 28, 2015 0 Comment 529 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 2614 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 655 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 1 Comment 11092 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 2289 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 1698 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 1728 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 […]

Things You Should Know Before Quitting Your Job to Do What You Love

Posted by Fadi Zaghmout December 4, 2014 1 Comment 2699 views

In a previous post I talked about how to change your career to a career you love. But I came to realize that what we are passionate about changes over time. What we thought we love and what we longed for in our teenage years differs from what we see worthy to pursue when we […]

Cheat Sheet for Great Work Relationships

Posted by Lama Ataya November 16, 2014 0 Comment 3411 views

Good work relationships are the key to a positive workplace and a productive one. In fact, optimal relationships at work are critical for building a successful career and finding long-term satisfaction in one’s job. The ‘Workplace Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa’ poll, June 2013, reveals that 10% of professionals in the […]

Lubna Izziddin, Founder of SANAD: Make Sure to Associate Yourself With People Who Share Your Values

Posted by Menaka Ramakrishnan November 10, 2014 0 Comment 2854 views

Who’s Lubna Izziddin? Lubna Izziddin is the founder and member of the board of SANAD, a home hospice organization in Lebanon. Lubna is Jordanian Lebanese and has more than 20 years of experience in youth development, involvement and protection, with UN agencies, NGOs and other organizations operating in this field. In 2013, Lubna took on […]

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