Book Review: How Resilience Works

Book Review: How Resilience Works

  • November 7, 2013
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Why do some people and companies buckle under pressure? And what makes others bend and ultimately bounce back? Resilience is one of the greatest puzzles of human nature. It’s a quality companies are looking for when hiring new people, because resilience will determine who will succeed and who will fail. What is this quality of […]

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The Biggest Takeaways from LinkedIn TalentConnect

The Biggest Takeaways from LinkedIn TalentConnect

  • October 28, 2013
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Hugo and Timoté, Product & Digital Strategists at Talentsquare, had the opportunity to attend TalentConnect 2013 London, the biggest yearly EMEA event organized by LinkedIn. After two days of intensive sessions and keynotes they wanted to share with everyone some of their key takeaways. Before going to the heart of the subject, some few words […]

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Book Review: Connect, Then Lead

Book Review: Connect, Then Lead

  • August 30, 2013
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Should leaders be strong or warm? Some of us have the idea that leaders have to be strong, although research shows that people judged to be competent but lacking in warmth often elicit resentment in others. On the other hand, people judged as warm but incompetent tend to elicit pity. Based on research, we know […]

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Should You Care About Cover Letters?

Should You Care About Cover Letters?

  • August 7, 2013
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If you have one day published a job offer, you probably have received hundreds of cover letters like the below one: “Dear Mr. X, I am Martin, young graduate looking for his first experience, I am full of resources and really efficient. I love what you do and want to be part of your awesome […]

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Location Allowance – An ECA Global Perspective

Location Allowance – An ECA Global Perspective

  • August 7, 2013
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Intro Making people move internationally is probably good for your business and also for the assignee’s career. But an international move will very often present a hard challenge to an assignee and his/her family in terms of adapting their life to a new location. Differences in climate, language and culture are some of the factors […]

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6 Reasons To Do An Internship While Studying

6 Reasons To Do An Internship While Studying

  • July 8, 2013
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There are plenty of options on where to start your career. Today we are witnessing an exponential increase of young people creating a startup company while studying, others doing freelance work, but what about students doing internships while studying? With the increase of youth unemployment around the world, especially in European countries, we see a […]

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Book Review: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Book Review: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

  • July 8, 2013
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Organizations are demanding ever-higher performance from their employees. People are trying to comply, but the usual method – putting in longer hours – has proven to be inefficient. Employees are getting exhausted, disengaged and are more likely to quit. Longer days at the office do not work because time is a limited resource whereas, according […]

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Working Abroad – The Salary Question

Working Abroad – The Salary Question

  • June 21, 2013
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“There is more than just comparing gross and net salary.” Whether you are a young graduate or a senior manager, whether you are planning to stay within your current company or seeking a new challenge, the question of international mobility probably went through your mind several times. While you were questioning yourself about moving abroad […]

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Book Review: A Bias For Action

Book Review: A Bias For Action

  • June 20, 2013
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When you ask managers what gets in the way of success at work, you hear the familiar complaints like not having enough time, resources and alternatives. However, these are for the most part excuses. In their book “A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results” – Sumantra Ghoshal and Heike […]

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Book Review: Moments of Greatness

Book Review: Moments of Greatness

Like all leaders, sometimes you’re “on,” and sometimes you’re not. Why is that? In his book “Moments of Greatness” Robert E. Quinn clarifies why leaders don’t need to rely on imitating other leaders or poring over leadership manuals to perform at their best. Instead, leaders need to enter the fundamental state of leadership: the way […]

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