Gerrit Strydom

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Ten Things Every Job-Seeker Should Be Doing On LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a job-seeker’s best friend – but only if a job-seeker uses LinkedIn’s features to their advantage!<p>I hear from battalions of job-seekers who are under the mistaken impression that simply creating a LinkedIn profile will get them a great job. That’s false!<p>LinkedIn is like a Swiss army …

Employment

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

These 2 Mistakes Will Kill Your Career as a Leader

New leaders can and will make mistakes--it's inevitable. There are 2 career-limiting mistakes that new leaders must avoid at all costs--and here's how.<p><i>By Tony Bridwell, Partner at Partners In Leadership and author of the book, The Kingmaker: A Leadership Story of Integrity and Purpose</i><p>Changes are …

Leadership

13 hobbies highly successful people practice in their spare time

Everyone needs to enjoy some downtime every now and then, and making the most of your free time by taking up a hobby can even help make you more successful.<p>Playing a musical instrument, for example, can stimulate your creativity, analytical skills, and fine motor skills.<p>For a little inspiration, …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

Employment

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Treat Employees

From startups to corporate giants, these remarkably simple behaviors will tell your employees that you care about them.<p>Here's something to chew on: Do your employees feel valued? How would you know? If you haven't smelled the fresh brew, we are in a relationship economy and the workplace has …

Leadership

6 Important Lessons Parenting Can Teach You About Leadership

You're not the boss.<p><i>In what ways is people management similar to parenting? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jonathan Brill, Writer Relations Lead at Quora, on Quora:</b><p><b>One of the first things</b> …

Mentoring

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

Five experts reveal the secrets to long-term love

<b>This article was originally published in 2014.</b><p>It's the question we all want to know the answer to: how to keep sex and love alive. Here, our experts give their tips on how to have a happy relationship, from 'argument enders' to alone time.<p><i>First, we have the author Kate Figes. Her non-fiction books</i> …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Ten Things A Good Manager Won't Ask Employees To Do

Millions of words have been written and published about what it takes to become a strong leader. We should talk about another aspect of leadership, which is the fact that it’s really hard to be a great leader because the corporate and institutional framework make it much easier to manage badly than …

Career Development

The 6 Secrets for Turning Hard Work Into Elite Results

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: This Entrepreneur.com "Best Read'' was originally posted Jan. 22, 2015.</i><p>What defines an <i>Elite Performer</i> isn't how they show up when everything is going well. It’s the way they deliver when their best laid plans are …

Time Management

How To Work Hard Without Burning Out (infographic)

A while back I wrote about why I work hard. I mentioned that my mentor taught me to rest before I get tired.<p>Weirdly enough, resting can be a …

4 Rules To Achieve Inbox Zero And Stress-Level Zero

Do the emails, that pile up in your inbox, give you stress? Well, you’re not the only one. Many of us HATE email. But at the same time, we also can’t …

How To Use Your Boss’s Generational Bias To Get A Raise (No Matter Your Own Age)

From baby boomers’ fire metaphors to millennials’ love of sharing, bridging the generation gap could help you get higher pay.<p>You want a raise. Do you deserve one? Of course you do. But your opinion doesn’t count; The challenge is to convince your boss.<p>In the simplest terms, your value to the …

Why do we eat lunch at our desks? Because capitalism

Lunch as we know it today has evolved from its humble origins, but efficiency has always been its true calling card. Get ready for a future of sad desk meal-replacement beverage lunches<p>What are you having for lunch? A store-bought sandwich that crumbles all over your keyboard as you digest the …

4 Habits Of Employees You Should Promote Immediately

You’ve probably already got high performers whose talents you could be developing more than you are. Here’s how to identify them.<p>High turnover is bad for morale, it’s expensive, and it can sink the performance of even your most loyal employees. But it’s become something of a new normal, and …

Employee Engagement

7 Mistakes To Avoid As A Father And A Leader

There are important commonalities between your performance as a father and a leader in your professional life. The role of a father is to create a safe and stable environment in which his kids have all the tools they need to be their best. A father provides support, clears obstacles, helps set …

The Innovators: growing solid wooden furniture without the joins

Gavin Munro of Derbyshire-based Full Grown explains how moulding trees into one-piece chairs, lamps or mirror frames is far more eco-friendly than felling<p>This is no ordinary furniture showroom. In a field on the side of a hill 15 miles north of Derby lie row after row of perfectly maintained …

Furniture

What’s Next For Architecture For Humanity?

Where the architecture nonprofit went wrong, and where volunteers hope to take it now.<p>Last week, news broke that Architecture for Humanity, the design nonprofit founded in 1999 by Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr to bring better architecture to those in need, had shuttered its San Francisco …