Listening: A Career and Leadership Strategy

How many times have you found yourself in the midst of a thoughtful conversation only to be rudely interrupted?

It’s not only annoying but often seen as disrespectful and selfish. Chances are that your immediate reaction to an interruption wasn’t a positive one.

Good advice with tips on how to become an effective listener. 3min read

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence.

We can all find at least one of the 11 signs in our behaviour – but the good news is that we can change it. 6min read

We are all leaders in some respect even if we’re not formally the head of a team at work. Do not think that because you are not a leader that EQ doesn’t apply to you.

Cultivating Virtual Management Skills for the Hybrid World

The majority of the insurance workforce is now hybrid — if not fully remote — with just 4 percent of companies requiring employees to come into the office every day. Today’s managers must be able to engage and motivate their employees across various locations; yet it’s likely many have had no formal training specific to virtual management.

This article is referring to the USA workforce but the tips for virtual management are nonetheless universally applicable. Useful tips for a hybrid employee as well! 4min read

Job hunting: why taking regular breaks is vital for your well-being and success

In many activities in life, including studying, working, or even job hunting, people need to take regular breaks in order to replenish their energy levels.

It’s in the break that you find yourself, direction. 3min read


As you wind down from a hectic year or even try to rush and complete everything before the end of the year, please take a moment to consider yourself kindly. Give yourself the benefit of the kindness you show others. If you are anticipating disappointment in your results, all the more reason to be kind to yourself. Take a look at Dr Kristin Neff’s site on self-compassion and begin practicing it today.

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