Monthly Archives: May 2016

Brendon Burchard, “The Motivation Manifesto”

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Reviewed by Femflection

Brendon Burchard is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket. Continue reading

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Situation 11: STEALING YOUR IDEA IN A MEETING

Femsy brings up a good idea in a meeting but unfortunately nobody picks up on it. Yet, 10 minutes later Mansy repeats the same idea and the Boss jumps at his idea and is praising him for his brilliance. Frustrating!

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Six Habits Which Won’t Make Anybody Happy

by Marcel van Wiggen

On a regular basis I am meeting people who have become experts in feeling miserable, frustrated or even anxious. Whatever happens, their very first reaction is negative. This does not happen consciously or deliberately. They have, over time, unconsciously, trained themselves in becoming outstanding in negative thinking.

It does not matter who you are and how you perceive life, the destructive habits below will make you feel bad. So, make sure you are not picking up these habits! Continue reading

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, “Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success”

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Reviewed by Femflection

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs a task force of eighty-two multinational companies focused on fully realising the new streams of labor in the global marketplace.

Back Cover Summary:

This book is immensely practical. Hewlett teases out tactics that can help you raise your game and close the gap between merit and success. The author offers the unvarnished advice you won’t get from supportive friends and tackles head-on such touchy subjects as too-tight clothing and too-shrill voices. She shows how the standards for EP vary for men, women, multicultural, and LGBT employees, and she shares how to get meaningful feedback from politically correct bosses intent on avoiding the real issues.

Executive Presence is teachable. You can learn how to “show teeth” while remaining likable, and you can teach yourself how to dress appropriately while staying true to yourself. With hard facts and vivid examples, Hewlett shows you how to ace EP and fully realize your unique potential—no matter who you are, no matter where you work. Continue reading

Situation 10: WORKING HARD

Femsy strongly believes in the motto: “Work hard and you will get noticed and rewarded.” She makes long hours to get the job done. She is missing out on the “social talks” in order not to waste her time.

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WHAT’S IN THE NEWS?

Debasish Mridha

We read and hear day in and day out the same bleak news on violence, wars, death, corruption, starvation and so on. I wonder if this is the only means that the media has to market it’s product and to gain that competitive edge? Perhaps this is the chicken or the egg question. Is it human nature that requires this type of sensationalism or have we been conditioned to react with huge interest to such?

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Putting Your Own Needs First

by Anja Uitdehaag

“Women lose sight of their goals by taking on extra responsibilities. We are virtual responsibility magnets. We don’t make these decisions consciously or deliberately but out of fear that if we don’t act on a need it will never get resolved. But we fail to realize that once we become responsible for something we might be responsible for it forever.” – Pat Heim; Hardball for Women

According to Pablo Picasso “There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats”.

Let’s have a closer look at the differences: Continue reading