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Where is your place in the 21st century office?

Where is your place in the 21st century office?

When talking about the workplace, there’s never a shortage of those keen to gaze into a crystal ball and predict what the next big thing will be that might begin to change how we complete the [...]

Make 2014 the year of your career

Make 2014 the year of your career

As sure as the sun rises, gyms and personal trainers will start advertising immediately after Christmas to entice the overindulgent to sign up. It stands to reason there’s also a ‘purple patch’ for seeking out a [...]

Nothing lasts forever: what’s the next big thing in social media?

Nothing lasts forever: what’s the next big thing in social media?

Remember Myspace? It was the place to hang between 2005 and 2008. News Corporation thought similar, paying some $580 million for the platform in 2005, just two years after it launched. It appeared a wise investment until a little [...]

Long live the media release!

Long live the media release!

In the years before the rampant digitisation of the media (and life in general), the humble media release would be faxed (look it up) or mailed to journalists. Its content and newsworthiness would be duly assessed [...]

The #hashtag rant: #DoYouKnowWhatYoureDoing?

The #hashtag rant: #DoYouKnowWhatYoureDoing?

Hashtags have made a big difference to our online experience. These metadata tags became popular on Twitter as a way to group discussions, and have since spread like #wildfire to the likes of Pinterest, Google+, Flickr, [...]

Leverage the classroom for powerful relationships

Leverage the classroom for powerful relationships

In challenging economic times, it’s common to see a spike in the number of people pursuing tertiary education, training courses and general ‘up-skilling’ activities. Why? Well, society has conditioned us into thinking, quite rightly, of education [...]

Look up, listen, and learn – career inspiration is all around you

Look up, listen, and learn – career inspiration is all around you

Who do you look up to, professionally speaking? We all have people we admire, role models whose conduct, attitudes and personalities resonate with us. Regardless of whether they’re work colleagues, world leaders or other souls we [...]

How do you deal with change in the workplace?

How do you deal with change in the workplace?

Do you embrace the uncertain, the new, the (initially) incomprehensible, seeing the opportunity to learn new things, do old things more efficiently and, ultimately, change yourself for the better? Or do you resist, object, obstruct and [...]

Break the shackles of email slavery!

Break the shackles of email slavery!

How much of your typical work day is spent in front of a computer? More specifically, how many hours a day are you reading emails, writing emails, replying to emails, thinking about emails, and  forgetting about [...]

The grammar rant: Totes soz for caring so much

The grammar rant: Totes soz for caring so much

I admit it; when it comes to spelling, grammar and how to communicate the English language, I’m something of a pedant. I enjoy long, sometimes heated, exchanges about the Oxford, or serial, comma’s potential use or [...]