My Top Reads of the Past Week: A Career Under Construction

Our careers are a life-long project. A project that can bring great excitement and satisfaction to our lives. And I believe that much of this satisfaction comes from learning and growing through our various career experiences.

The great thing is that learning can happen anywhere. From having an engaging conversation with a client, to attending a course, reading a book, or browsing the latest news. In fact, it is in that spirit that I share these weekly digests! So, here are my favourite 7 articles this week. Enjoy!

  1. To Get Promoted, Get Feedback from Your Critics - Building your own personal board of directors is a powerful strategy to guide your career growth. Here's why you should include at least one critic on your board!
  2. The Best Ways to Foster Employee Motivation - Win with motivated, excited, contributing employees with these significant factors in employee motivation.
  3. How Leaders Can Focus on the Big Picture - Getting serious about managing your organization's big strategic issues is an important skill for leaders. Here’s how to do it!
  4. Defusing Workplace Anger - From time to time, all of us will experience great rage. The question is how can we deal with it effectively? Graham Ward of INSEAD shares his experience on the subject.
  5. How to Organize Your Office Like a Boss - What if there was a way to give yourself more time each day? There is, and it’s both simple and difficult all at once: get organized. It could save you over an hour every week!

Get More Work Done, and Have Fun Doing It - If you’re looking for new tools to help your team work better together, then the newly announced Microsoft Teams (part of Office 365) might be interesting!

Bonus: 4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines

In the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we need a new radical humanism, says Tim Leberecht. For the self-described "business romantic," this means designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. Leberecht proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations.

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Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

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Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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