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.

Feel more confident in interviews

Has it been a while since you’ve had an interview? Do you hate being put on the spot to talk about yourself for an hour to strangers? Are you worried about embarrassing yourself by not being able to answer a question? Or worse, starting to answer a question and having no idea where you’re going with it? In this post, I talk about different ways to improve your confidence so that your nerves don't get in the way of your next big opportunity!

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.

Establishing professional credibility

Professional credibility sits at the core of any person, in any profession, and acts as your career’s reputation. If you're looking for ways to establish, or even build on your professional credibility, take a look at this post where I explain how this can be done in just two steps.

Realign your efforts or your goals?

When you come to realise you’ve steered off course from your career or development goals, you might want to consider if your efforts have gone askew, or if your goal has evolved into something else without you realising. In this post I talk about what you can do to determine this and what to do about it.

The job litmus paper test

Having figured out how to handle your multiple interests, the sort of work culture you want to work in, and what motivates you professionally, I talk about how to combine these to form a job litmus paper test to help you steer yourself towards job satisfaction.