The IT skills that will give you that competitive edge

The IT industry is a constantly changing industry sector. Thus, this industry is always in demand for employees and candidates that are creative and agile that have the skills to be able to build technical solutions that metamorphose traditional products into revolutionary technologies.  So what kind of skills are the experts looking for when they are hiring potential employees?  Python Python is a general purpose, high-level programming language that can be used across vario...
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Characteristics of a High-performance​ Team

As we all are working in a team or organizations with a lot of people, it is important to improve your teamwork skills to develop your potential!  By knowing the unique traits of the high-performance team, it would help you to be part of one!  Talent Magnet  To spot a strong team, look for the teams that everyone wants to be on. Some people don't want to join a team that works longer and harder and have high expectations. So, look for potential stars who want to be on te...
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How decluttering your work desk can benefit you

Feeling unproductive and unmotivated at work? Is it hard to find that single document you need that is buried under a sea of other paper? Having clutter on your workdesk can prove to have a detrimental effect on your overall productivity and performance as an employee. The ways to spruce up your workspace to increase your motivation and work rate and the benefits include: Identify the necessities and toss away the redundant objects The first step to declutter your workspace is to start...
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Procrastination

Procrastination can be caused by many reasons like laziness, external stress, being overwhelmed and lack of motivation but is not limited to those causes because it is a very complex behavior! And if you are sick of those unhealthy habits! (This line kind of labels everything above including external stress as an unhealthy habit) Here are few tips to fight them back! Procrastination is the source of many failed goals and the greatest enemy of your progress at school, work a...
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Self-care at work

You have to take care of yourself! Not only at home, or when you are alone but also during your work!  So here are my favorite 7 steps to having good self-care habits especially at the workplace! Set and maintain professional boundaries  So, to take care of our own mental and physical health, it is good to set the professional boundaries with your co-workers and managers! Communicate well and speak clearly about your mental and physical limits for the workloads!   ...
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Essential items to have at your work desk

You spend a lot of your time sitting down at your workspace. Sure, you may have motivating pictures of your loved ones pinned or framed, and your stationery items are easily within an arm’s reach. But what are you going to do with the rest of the best? To maximise your productiveness, here are some items that would upgrade the quality of your time at your work desk. Headphones In an office environment, sometimes you may get distracted by some distant chatter, or being able to hear someone...
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Reasons why people don’t accomplish the success that they want

We all have aspirations and goals that we want to achieve but it is sometimes difficult to make those a reality. Some people struggle with the repetition of the day to day work which would make the difference between success and failure. So, we want to get deep into and figure out the real reason that holds us back from succeeding, and when we know the main reasons, it would be easier for us to overcome and move on!  Here are the main reasons for it!  Blaming others Before...
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Self-discipline

"Self-discipline" is one of the important traits to achieve success and it needs a lot of work to be good at disciplining yourself.  Brian Tracy is a Canadian and American motivational speaker and self-development author. He gives great tips on self-discipline and successful employment.  Here are 7 disciplines that Brian Tracy advise people who want to improve self-discipline and achieve success! Goal Setting- Every morning, take 3 to 5 minutes to write out your top goals in ...
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Keys to communicate successfully and effectively

Effective communication is not something we are immediately born with, but a skill that requires cultivation, nurturing and hours of practice. Below are some aspects and skills to work on in order to increase your communication skills both in a professional and personal capacity: Know your message Effective communication does not simply start from the first word you say, but rather the preparation done prior to it. It is important that you as the speaker have a clear and thorough understa...
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Powerful ways to empower your employees

If you manage other people and you are the leader or manager? The first thing you need to remember is that your success depends on their success.  The more you empower your employees, the more they will grow and thrive.  So here are 8 specific ways to do it!  Believe in your employees  The best managers get outstanding performance from ordinary human beings. If you wait for a team of superstars, you will be waiting forever. So try to discover what each person doe...
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