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Maximizing Children's Resilience

The presence of a supportive, consistent and protective caregiver in one's childhood helps develop resilience. That said, resilience is a process and can be changed at any point of the lifespan.


Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn't Work

Mindfulness can help produce focused self-observation, but it needs to be combined with emotional intelligence development to cultivate strategic self-awareness - a prescription for better leadership.


Liberal Arts in the Data Age

Many tasks that once required specialized training can now be done by technology, which is why humanities become even more important if we want to tackle complex, large-scale human problems.

Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Playing office politics is pivotal for career advancement and there are ways to do it right and for the greater good - be savvy, well-networked, street smart, and know how to manage stakeholders. In short, it all bogs down to emotional intelligence and dignity.

3 times it's better not to speak up at work

Most of the time, open communication and honesty is the best policy at the workplace. However, there are moments where it is better to bite our tongues and approach the situation tactfully.

Here's why people are scared of clowns - and what you can do to get over it

Humans have an inherent fear for the unfamiliar and clowns embody this terror - they mask a person's true identity and emotions. However, is the media also responsible for intensifying this fear?

What we can learn about resilience from female leaders of the UN

Professionals in the United Nations (UN) work in some of the most challenging environments. How do 3 UN women leaders demonstrate principles of resilience – purpose, progress, recognition, compassion, self-compassion and positive relationships – through their work?

How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite

To foster organisational agility, leaders need to set best, streamlined practices into play and adopt a right mindset. This means that agility starts from the very top and trickles downwards, and what leaders do will ultimately determine if employees are receptive to change.

Only child syndrome is a real thing according to scientific evidence — but it might not be what you think

While the “only child” has more resources growing up, having siblings provide opportunity for early socialisation and support through difficult times. In fact, siblings can teach us lessons that help us throughout adulthood, putting only children at an disadvantage in social aspects of life.

Body dysmorphia in Hong Kong – doctor fears disorder is rife, with low self-esteem causing plastic surgery addiction

Body dysmorphia is associated with not just general anxiety and low self-esteem, but also perfectionism and the competitiveness. These traits are stable and difficult to change, hence explaining why people afflicted with such a condition feel the need to constantly go under the knife.

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

IQ affects learning speed and skill mastery, factors that are essential for a high level of job performance. Therefore, organisations should place equal emphasis on measuring cognitive abilities alongside personality traits and social skills during selection. This applies to all job levels and industry.

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

Leaders often find it hard to be more essential and less involved, and end up doing and micromanaging more than leading. Being essential means to have your outcomes met by working through others. This is achieved by making people understand and commit to your actions, and also by knowing when to say “yes”, “no” and “yes, if” so as not be involved excessively.