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Working Weekends – Free Professions Have Become an Ironic Oxymoron

Saturday, 6 September 2008, 10:26 | Career | 0 Comment
by Numan

Thoughts from my first (yeah, I’m lucky) weekend working experience I’ve just finished my first experience of working in the weekend. What once was a personal taboo of mine is no more. I’ve worked through the very late evening on Thursday to avoid bringing work home but still couldn’t avoid some required finishing work.

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No Salvation from Productivity Improvements: The Failed 35 Hour Work Week Experiment and Work-Life Balance Examined

Saturday, 16 August 2008, 4:40 | Career, Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

Wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect improvements in productivity to result in shorter work hours? The quick answer: No. It’s up to us. The famous French 35 hour work week has recently received yet another blow leaving only a shadow of the once grandiose attempt at social policy.

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The Importance of Learning to Let Go

Friday, 20 June 2008, 16:37 | Career, Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

Trying to keep every option viable is very costly both mentally and physically. Learning to let go is essential to moving forward One of the most difficult things for me is to let go. From opportunities to clothes I try to hang on to everything and everyone keeping all my options alive and postponing decision […]

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Actively Manage Your Career to Stay On Top of Your Game

Monday, 9 June 2008, 15:55 | Career, Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

Frightening statistics show how many of us lack active control of our careers. I offer these focal points to actively managing our careers. I’ve recently made a decision to leave a comfy job I’ve held for 6 years after hitting the glass ceiling in that organization. I’ve thought about it a lot and I’ve decided […]

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Become an Invaluable Employee by Adopting a Solution Oriented Mind Set

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 15:16 | Career | 0 Comment
by Numan

Invaluable and desired employees are a very rare resource. I believe a solution oriented mind set is a prerequisite to becoming one Anyone should be able to quickly recognize the following scenario either as a manager or as an employee: Deadlines are closing, uncertainties are abundant and a certain employee, you had handed down an […]

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How to Fortify Your Job: 10 valuable (and challenging) Tips

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 14:08 | Career | 0 Comment
by Numan

10 invaluable skills which are even more crucial today With each month bringing more news on additional job cuts it seems more focus should be placed on fortifying our careers and jobs in this economic slowdown, recession or whatever you’d like to call it. Fortifying our jobs, careers and place in an organization is necessary […]

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5 Practical Reasons Why You Should Definitely Learn a Foreign Language

Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 16:19 | Career, Leadership | 0 Comment
by Numan

Intellectuals are often recognized by their ability to conduct fluent conversations in several languages, usually English, French and German. Being fluent in a foreign language is a pre-requirement for many academic programs and is often a mark of intelligence and capability. The majority of the non English world studies English as a default ...

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Building Character Through Long Distance Running

Thursday, 10 January 2008, 3:44 | Career, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

I took part in a 10K race today (~6.25 miles). There is something powerful and motivating about running alongside several hundred other runners. I’ve been running long distances for 6 years now and I believe long distance running (or any endurance sport) are great character builders. Some argue this is a ‘what came first – ...

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