Book review: The Art of Thinking Clearly

I've just finished a fascinating read: 'The Art of Thinking Clearly' written by Rolf Dobelli. It covers 99 thinking shortcuts (biases, fallacies and illusions) that pose a threat to your decision-making. In this post, I share the key points that stood out to me and explain why this is a must-read for all professionals who want to make more conscious decisions.

Professional online presence and social media toxicity

Last week I tweeted my last tweet explaining that I was ditching Twitter. I have written a lot about the importance of online professional presence for those who want to keep up to date on what’s happening in their industry. So why this sudden contradiction? In this post, I explain all.

Ask (guest article)

In this guest post, HR Business Partner Ankita Poddar explains how asking for what you want is a competitive advantage in today's world, and sets a challenge to get you asking more.

The most important question to ask in an interview

Ever had feedback from an interview that suggested you were so close to being offered the role bar one tiny detail that you could’ve remedied, but now you’re kicking yourself for not explaining yourself properly? Here’s the most important question I ask in every interview to stop this happening again.

Networking events for introverts

You can learn so much from networking events and build authentic professional relationships with new people. But for those who are more introverted or find socialising with strangers awkward, these can seem like a sort of singles’ night for professionals. In this post, I talk about how fun they can be, and the techniques you can use to get the most out of these events without the use of a single cheesy chat-up line.

Dealing with people more senior than you

Sometimes you might feel intimidated working with people who are more senior than you. As this is an inevitable necessity of working life, assessing how you react to certain people and situations will help you re-evaluate the situation pragmatically and put in place coping mechanisms.