Category Archives: Personal development

Feedback on Blind Spots: A Gift that Hurts

It has been a long time since I last shared my thoughts with you. The reason I decided to write now is because I had an encounter that made me feel uncomfortable. I am a huge advocate of getting feedback … Continue reading

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Become Comfortable Out of Your Comfort Zone

We live in a fast changing environment. Life-long learning is necessary. There are many ways you can develop yourself. You can read books, watch educational programs, attend workshops, or learn on the job. Take every opportunity you can to master the … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Adversity – Still I Rise

Learnings and advice can be received in various ways. The best advice I got about how to deal with adversity was via a poem written by Maya Angelou who passed away on May 28, 2014. You can read the poem … Continue reading

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Is Stress an Enemy or a Friend?

Are you among those who believe that stress is bad for you and your performance? Watch this inspiring TED talk that can make you change the way your perceive stressHow to Make Stress Your Friend   What did you find … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Understand, Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

A  few months ago a friend of mine asked me to have a look at the statements from her private pension fund because it was not clear what the returns and the charges for the service were. I reviewed the … Continue reading

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The Most-Read Articles of 2013

While 2012 was the year that b4iapply focused on helping undergraduates improve their education and career choices, in 2013 the articles were targeted to successful managers who either want to advance their career further or consider making a change. The … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Coach – Interview with Sir John Whitmore

Korina Karampela talks to Sir John Whitmore – author of the best-selling book ‘Coaching for Performance’ and Executive Chairman for Performance Consultants– about the value of coaching for professional advancement and how to find the right coach. How can coaching … Continue reading

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