Australian businesswoman Mina Guli is described as an “athlete, adventurer, entrepreneur and change-maker”. As the CEO of Thirst, an organisational initiative of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, she has achieved immense results for the environment, particularly in water conservation. Her journey in business is not motivated by profit and self-gain, but instead by making a tangible difference in the world. Read more →
So, is it really possible to manage up? Managing up refers to the process of using initiative and communication to build a mutually beneficial relationship with a manager or leader. For employees, this will often entail adapting to your boss’s work style and supporting their efforts and goals. They too will likely do this with their boss.
Are you finding yourself anxious about your next assignment? Worried that you’ll fail an upcoming exam? Some worry about your studies is to be expected, but when worrying turns into full blown anxiety, it can be a serious hindrance to your productivity and wellbeing. When you’re studying and working at the same time, it can be especially difficult to recognise what a normal amount of overload is. Here are three signs that you’re experiencing study anxiety, and what to do about it.
As we navigate the first few weeks of 2017, we find ourselves considering our personal and professional goals for the new year. When determining goals, you should visualise where you would like to be, and then plan the steps that you need to take in order to get there. If you think that education programmes such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) could assist with achieving your professional goals this year, here’s why you should consider the MBA in 2017. Read more →
Dorothy “Dottie” Herman lives a fairytale life. With a personal worth estimated at $US260 million, she spreads her time between New York City, Long Island’s North Shore and the Hamptons. But like the heroine in all good fairy tales, her strength has come from battling through childhood adversity and loss.
We all know that the days of working for one organisation for your entire career are long gone. It’s almost expected that early in your career you’ll work for a number of companies in different positions, learning what you like and don’t like, and working out where you want your career to go.
The advent of email has transformed the way we communicate, both personally and professionally. It’s an integral part of our daily routines, but its very convenience can be a trap, with clarity issues, off-the-cuff messages and sloppy diction coming back to haunt us.
When you complete your MBA, you will no doubt feel a huge sense of accomplishment. Enjoy it – you earned it! After putting in the hard yards, you’ve finally achieved your goal. The next logical career move after the MBA is to use your qualification to get you where you want to go. There is a common misconception that the MBA is the golden ticket to your ideal job – it’s important to understand that this is not always the case, and like your MBA, you’ll have to earn your way there through hard work. That being said, the MBA will certainly put you in good standing for roles that you may have been overlooked for or overlooked yourself before your studies. Using the below tips, you can plan to effectively navigate your career after the MBA.
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast”, says the Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Claudia Batten, who cites the book as having had a “profound influence” on her, has dared to believe in her own impossible things, and in doing so has become a queen of the digital world.
You only get one opportunity to form a first and lasting impression – make sure you use it wisely. Just as you evaluate new professional contacts on your first-time encounter with them, others will judge you by how you conduct yourself. You never want to give people an inauthentic impression – many people can intuitively feel if someone is being fake immediately. So, use these five tips to help you put your best foot forward and make a killer first impression.