Is your job a perfect match or just a flirt?

In the era of dating 2.0, recruiting and professional matchmaking apps promise to find the perfect job match. While everyone feels excited when landing their first job, just like in every relationship, love at first sight do not always turn out to be true love.  Finding the perfect job match …

Put a genuine smile on your face and rock the workplace!

Put a genuine smile on your face and rock the workplace!   Every year, companies are investing significantly in employee’s engagement programs to boost their productivity. There is, however, one simple, powerful and (on top of that!) free tool that is rarely mentioned on the list. It is what we will …

Why you should always take yourself seriously

Why you should always take yourself seriously Because taking yourself seriously doesn’t necessarily mean being full of yourself   Recently I have been faced with an opportunity: I saw a job vacancy for Regional Director within a NGO. I usually stay miles away from vacancies whose titles are not “Officer”. …

Don’t let your career just happen, make it happen!

Don’t let your career “just happen”, make it happen Find your professional purpose or Ikigai   “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they …

Change Management: from embracers to ambassadors of change

A brief history of change management From Embracers to Ambassadors of Change   Caught in the winds of change, most people feel ill-at-ease, insecure, and sometimes even scared. Stephen Hawking, visionary physicist who passed away a few weeks ago, was well known for his theories on black holes and many …

How to gain control of your time?

How to gain control of your time? Based on the TED Talk “How to gain control of free time” by Laura Vanderkam   Discussions on time management seem to be endless. First and foremost a skill, it appears that in today’s working environment, time management is expected and required to …

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the most talented of all?

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the most talented of all? Reflections on the workshops with the European Commission trainees   Have you ever stopped thinking about how special you are? If I ask you to list your talents and gifts, would you come up with something beyond “good …

The battle of hearts and minds

The battle of hearts and minds Why Emotional Intelligence is your weapon to take over the job market and how to master it   In 2018, let go and let yourself… be yourself. In today’s “Wild Web World“, business are constantly on the run to innovate, creating huge digital disruption, and …

#BeCreative in Thinking: Mastermind at Work

#BeCreative in Thinking: Mastermind at Work   “Creativity is not a child’s luxury; it’s a smart business strategy” – Ash Ambirge   Do you remember when you were a kid with endless creative energy, when even the dullest objects offered countless opportunities to play, discover and learn? This often unwitting …