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Dealing with Negative People at Work – Suggestions for How to Get Along With Difficult People

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Dealing with Negative People at Work – Suggestions for How to Get Along With Difficult People

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How can you cope with negative people at work who stand in the way of your progress? In this video, I tell you how to get along with difficult people so that they won’t stop you on your path to success.

We encounter both “enablers” and “disablers” in life and at work.

Some of your colleagues have a positive outlook. They’re up for new challenges, they welcome new ideas, and they want to move forward. I call them “enablers” because they enable you to reach your full potential by encouraging your growth

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Planning For Growth And Setting Career Development Goals | Specialists vs Generalists

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Planning For Growth And Setting Career Development Goals | Specialists vs Generalists

When it comes to planning for growth in your career, it’s important to think about whether you enjoy focusing more on the big picture or on intricate details.

Ask yourself this question as you set your career development goals: Would I rather work as a generalist or as a specialist? In this video, I talk about the differences between the two. I hope it helps you envision the career you want.

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Problem Solving Techniques In Business – Here’s How To Approach A Problem And Solve It As A Team

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Problem Solving Techniques In Business – Here’s How To Approach A Problem And Solve It As A Team

In this video, I suggest five key steps for working through an issue with your team:

1. define the problem

2. discuss the specific outcome you want

3. decide how much control you have over the outcome

4. come up with possible solutions

5. choose your path to the solution

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Mapping Your Professional Network – Everything You Need To Know!

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Mapping Your Professional Network – Everything You Need To Know!

This video discusses the importance of mapping your professional network. Whatever it is you may need, you already know the people who can help you. By mapping your network, you identify what others can do for you and what you can do for them in return.

I share tips for building your network and treating your contacts with respect, categorizing the different groups of people you know, and reaching out to them effectively so you can help one another.

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What Should a CV Include? DISCOVER The Contents Of a Good CV

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What Should a CV Include? DISCOVER The Contents Of a Good CV

Having been recruiting for 20 years, one of the most common questions I’m asked is ‘what should a CV include?’

Let me share with you the contents of a good CV.

Remember, an excellent resume or curriculum vitae (CV for short) is the first step to landing your dream job. If you get this part wrong all hopes will be dashed.

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How To Evaluate Employee Performance | What Are The Objectives Of Performance Appraisal?

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How To Evaluate Employee Performance | What Are The Objectives Of Performance Appraisal?

When it comes to talking to employees, you have to see them as people and not just your workers. You need to keep in mind that these are people and not machines. There are many things that the employer and company can offer to its employees including experience, discipline, and knowledge. However, the way they treat employees speaks mountains, especially in evaluations.

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Guidelines For Writing A CV – AVOID These 5 CV Blunders!

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Guidelines For Writing A CV – AVOID These 5 CV Blunders!

In this video I discuss the top five CV blunders people make when applying for a new job. If you want your application to stand out then it’s very important that you follow these guidelines for writing a CV.

Remember, when applying for a job the chances are that the person you're sending the CV to is receiving hundreds, if not thousands of CVs. Having been recruiting for twenty years if I see any of the mistakes your application will immediately be overlooked. Make sure you don’t fall into this trap!

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QIC; the next chapter begins

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QIC; the next chapter begins

This Thursday October 26th, 2017, another line of duties was added to my responsibilities so I'm now also holding the position as Executive Vice President, MENA Motor Claims for personal and corporate lines for the QIC Group, which I'm very happy with and proud of. I believe it makes perfect sense to combine the business development of the commercial side with the claims side of the business

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Moods are swinging – swing with them

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Moods are swinging – swing with them

Regardless of who you are, you’re bound to have mood changes – some of us are experiencing heavier, and more frequent, mood changes than others – but we all experience these changes every once in a while. Here's what to do

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Do you fill out your suit?

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Do you fill out your suit?

Do you fill out your suit or are you just loud?

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If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room

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If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room

Hiring people more than capable of taking your position takes courage – it’s not easy allowing a new, smart person into the inner circle of your daily routines but you must if you want to move on

...but if you want to stand a chance to be regarded as the next hire, smarter than your boss, you’d need to evolve and move on, too

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Three simple steps to make your life easier(!)

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Three simple steps to make your life easier(!)

It's much easier to complain and blame what we feel are outside factors for the frustrations that we encounter in our lives, professional as well as private

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Six things to do in your new job

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Six things to do in your new job

Follow these six steps to get a good start in your new job or position - good luck

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In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

Make sure that you don't get stuck in where you are; make sure that you develop yourself too - don't postpone it and tell yourself that you'll focus on yourself 'later' because you're too busy at the moment

When you start thinking like that, the people you'll compete with for your next job is already ahead of you!

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How do you make a difference?

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How do you make a difference?

I'm contacted daily by people who's searching for jobs - the oil price has taken it's toll and there's more people job hunting than I've experienced in the Middle East before

Most of them have one thing in common - they want to work everywhere with anything - but is that cool?

NO

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Is it worth having a personal website?

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Is it worth having a personal website?

I've got an email from a Czech business developer / communications expert asking me a few questions about my site:

How helpful is it? Was the creation, including visuals, coding and investment of your time and money for hosting the website worth? Could you please share with me some best practices?

Read my answer here...

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