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WE have all been there before. A new boss - be it your department head, direct supervisor or chief executive - arrives, and suddenly, everything is up in the air.

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WHEN I started this column about two years ago, I thought it would be nice to round off each year with my own reflections on workplace lessons learnt. Sort of like a time-out to do my own annual...

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'TIS the season once again for the great irony known as the annual office party; a time when everyone is encouraged to let their hair down and not talk shop, and yet there is no shortage of...

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AFTER four years in the car industry, Christina Ong found herself bypassed for promotion. To her, she did everything right: she has given it her all, her job role kept expanding, and her bosses were...

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IF your boss micro-manages, claims all the credit, or even sets employees up to fail, that person is highly likely to be an insecure leader.

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LIKE many others a few weeks ago, my social media feed was awash in a sea of #metoo hashtags. What was initially a Hollywood scandal has now hit home; I watched aghast as friends, colleagues and even...

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WE all need a reason to keep going in life, in work and in our relationships. For some, it's a matter of habit. And for others, it's because they see no choice. It is our ability to hold...

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IN an age where work-life balance is placed at the altar, there's one thing that I must confess: I am one of those uncool people who check their work e-mails several times a day, even while on...

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WITH Labor Day weekend just over, a little good news: For the first time in more than a decade, the majority of US workers are satisfied with their jobs.

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A RECENT court case has cast a spotlight on the mysterious reference check that people are aware of but don't know much about...