How to network like an expert (and make quality connections)

Whether you’re a business owner or an employee looking to make connections with substance, these tips will help you to make better connections when networking. Choose common grounds Be focused when you’re at an event. Don’t try to network with every person there. Identify the people who think like you and are interested in similar things as you are. Try to network with …

You actually don’t need passion to be successful

You hear it your whole life – do what you love. In fact, one of Steve Job’s most famous quotes is that ‘to love what you do’ being the only way to do great work. And because he is practically the epitome of success, motivational speakers line up in hundreds to fill their PowerPoint slides with his quote, conference after …

A guide to expertly mastering negotiation in five simple steps

If perfected, the art of negotiation will bring significant benefits in the workplace and help to achieve optimum results. It’s a skill that will improve and develop the output of micro and macro projects, help with coming to proposal and budget agreements with prospective clients, and provide confidence when requesting a pay rise. Entering a negotiation can be intimidating, but …

Five ways to improve teambuilding among virtual employees

The current work environment The workplace no longer exclusively means a space where everyone comes together five days a week, and sits at assigned desks or reports to their offices. The traditional workplace included a shared space which made things like holding meetings, communicating in person, and collaboration and teamwork much easier. Today’s work environment includes remote employees and virtual …