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THE next time someone calls you an oddball at work, consider it a badge of honour. As Dr Seuss puts it: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"...

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THERE comes a time in your relationship when the spark fizzles out and you are left nitpicking at details that never bothered you before. What used to fulfil you has become a daily chore and you...

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FOR those of you ensconced in your current job for a long time and are now thinking of venturing out to greener pastures, I have four words: Welcome to the jungle.

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I'M pretty certain no one starts off disliking the HR department. Like many things, this sort of sentiment usually builds up slowly before it hits you all at once...

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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...