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What are your Weaknesses?

This is probably one of the more unpleasant questions applicants face during a job interview. Why give the interviewers reasons why they should not hire you? That can be quite frightening and challenging. Learn how to master this challenge by reading the following article:  (more…)

Find Yourself: 3 Routes to Self-Discovery

Find yourself and reclaim the real you! But how do you embark on a journey of self-discovery? Although to some it may sound like a vague task, there are some practical things that you can do. In this article we’ll discover three possible routes to finding yourself.

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5 Practices to ensure you’re using the right body language

Body language is a nonverbal flow of communication that is constant and ever present. Without saying a word your body language can reveal what you are thinking and feeling. Learn more about it by reading this article. (more…)

Essential Tips: How to Bridge the Gap between Managers and Generation-Y

My eBook ‘Bridge the Generation-Y Gap’ helps provide context, understanding and some valuable tools on how to work with Generation-Y. The book also offers insight on the foundation of the different value systems. Part of working with people is due to the understanding of one’s own thought processes. Therefore the “How To” section offers specific tools for leaders, managers, teachers and parents that can assist with Self-management, as well as Identifying, Managing, Motivating and Rewarding Generation-Y. The book also provides insight for Human Resources (HR) when interviewing and selecting the appropriate candidates for staff placement and talent development.

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Are you trying too hard?

The human mind works in two parts, the conscious part and the subconscious part. Both parts constantly work. While we are pretty much aware of the existence and power of our consciousness, the real forces and power within our subconscious mind remain well hidden – even though the subconscious mind has a huge impact on us when it comes to achieving our goals. Read this blog and learn more about it.   (more…)

Authentic Leadership: Discover the Secret of Happy and Effective Leaders

Authentic leadership is much more than another leadership style – after all what is leadership if it is not the ability to inspire others to follow you? Authentic leadership is about being true to yourself and bringing your true you to your leadership role. It offers the possibility of being both a fulfilled and effective leader.
 
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Bookboon interviewed on SABC

James van Westhusien , Bookboon’s country manager in South Africa, was interviewed on SABC News Morning Live to talk about the difficulties that South African students face when it comes to the hidden costs of student textbooks and how Bookboon is solving the issue by making thousands of high-quality textbooks easily accessible for free. (more…)

Getting to the Root of the Problem!

Stressed? You’re not alone! No one is resistant to it. It’s just the way people handle their stress that makes a difference. If you are struggling to cope with stress and to find sustainable solutions, this blog is going to show you how to get to the bottom of your stress problems. And as everyone knows, getting to the root of a problem is already half the battle. (more…)

Applying Conflict Styles

Have you ever wondered if there’s a general way of solving any conflict? Something like a Masterplan? Well, there isn’t! Defining a conflict can be a difficult and sensitive procedure, as every conflict is different and very complex. Analyzing a conflict and getting to its root is only one step on the way of finding a solution. You need to detect which conflict style the opposition is using, in order to use the right problem-solving strategies yourself. Learn more by reading this article. (more…)

Employee engagement: are we ready?

Self-driven employee engagement is passé. It is now time for employers to be as much concerned about engaging with employees and ensuring that work-life balance ceases to remain a mere rhetoric. Employee engagement can be successful if it is driven by employers. This can lead to an increase in employee motivation, morale and productivity. Driving the wellness agenda of employees can be a significant input for work-life balance.

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