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Study Skills

What future classrooms will look like

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed education. COVID-19 has disrupted the education system in ways unimaginable before this year. However, some …

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Leadership

Five strategies for leading when you aren’t in charge

During this time of uncertainty, we need leadership now more than ever. Our world is looking for leaders with vision. …

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Career Development

What no one tells you about career development

So you have worked hard and managed to complete your studies and have secured your first job. Obviously, the next …

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Life Skills

Step outside of your comfort zone

So much is happening now.  But you can still tell your story.  Your story is important.  We are living in …

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Workplace Readiness

How to be successful in the workplace

The workplace can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. On the exciting aspect, joining the workplace has new …

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Study Skills

The ultimate guide to beating the biology study blues

Evolution, ecology, conservation, reproduction…the list of biology topics seems to go on forever. Every biology student wishes that they could …

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Workplace Readiness

How to take advice in the workplace

In the workplace, as in life, advice can come in two ways: solicited and unsolicited. The former is often easier …

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Study Skills

Survival guide series: Undergraduate chemistry edition

 “Yoh! Chemistry is so difficult and takes so much time!” “I studied so hard, but I still failed!” “I don’t …

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Leadership

What are the most important steps a leader must take when facing a challenge

Whether in a small, large, complex, or military organization, challenges will arise at all levels. You will have to face …

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Life Skills

Making positive and sustainable change that works for you

Looking to make sustained positive change in your life, career or relationships? I am a great believer in the power …

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Leadership

Take the Lead with Lean S3 Manufacturing Principles

Metaphorically speaking, leadership means you take the helm of the ship, but that does not mean you’re alone on that …

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Workplace Readiness

What I have learned about time management after 20 years in the corporate world

“If I knew then, what I know now” — a well-worn phrase I never thought I would bring myself to say, or …

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Leadership

How to be an effective leader while working remotely

For many, the notion of working from home can seem quite intimidating. The thought of not working in the office …

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Leadership

Tips to navigate towards corporate career leadership

“…the place where you work is a place for forging your character and growing as a human being…” -Dr Daisaku …

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Career Development

Using emotional intelligence to win over the HireVue robot

Artificial intelligence can be described as computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require …

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Personal Finance

Three things to do as a young working person to start building wealth

When I first entered the workplace, I wanted to ensure that I was working because I enjoyed it, and not …

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Life Skills

How to collaborate with people coming from different backgrounds and influence dialogue

The best way to grow and become a better person is by regularly engaging with and learning from people. Living …

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Career Development

The importance of treating your career as a marathon, not a sprint.

When I started my legal career, I was confident that I would be made partner of the firm within a …

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Leadership

Leadership – Three points of wisdom

“The truth is leadership has nothing to do with position.” Darren Hardy. A leader is seen as someone who is …

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Life Skills

How to maintain your mental health during hard times

Mental health has been a hot topic of discussion in 2020, and unsurprisingly so. For many of us it has …

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Leadership

Developing student leadership and amplifying your voice

Recognise, trust and support young leaders and they will astound you every day. At my school, our Student Body President …

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Life Skills

The poetry of life – Find your inner courage and be yourself!

Here are some tips which have allowed me to hone my skills, boost my creativity and achieve my goals. They …

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Workplace Readiness

5 most effective soft skills that will help you in your professional career

First time jobs can be very intimidating. You may have an idea of how things may go, but not know …

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Life Skills

The ‘why’ is your key to success.

Many people spend their whole lives finding how to be successful and may never achieve it. Success in life is …

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Life Skills

How to use empathy and stand out

Empathy is often explained as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, but in my own personal …

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Career Development

How positive relationships early on in your career can create opportunities for your future

Often we’re led to believe that if we put in the work, and try to make a good impression, we’ll …

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Life Skills

How to remain in a dynamic environment during stressful situations

Believe it or not, you will operate in a dynamic environment at some point and time in your lifetime. We …

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Workplace Readiness

Moving from ‘working from home’ to ‘working from anywhere’

Across the globe, it has become necessary for businesses to digitalise in order for employees to work from home. However, …

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Workplace Readiness

Negotiating your way through life – A skill everyone needs to have

In a polarised society, and at times, even more polarised professional environments, there are huge benefits to be reaped from …

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Life Skills

Fear is your fuel

Fear is a beautiful thing. The social story, however, is that it’s something to, well, fear. You see, when fear …

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Service

How to make a difference in your community

The Starfish Foundation tells the tale of the Starfish “A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands …

Personal Finance

How saving money can actually save you

Covid-19 has had a profound impact on people’s lives. It makes you wonder what is important in life. Being good …

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Career Development

Three things lecturers don’t tell you about starting your career

Qualification? Complete. Graduation gown? Purchased. Excitement? Through the roof.  Knowing that you have finally bagged the bragging rights to say …

Communication

The five qualities of an effective communicator

Communication plays an important role in our personal and professional lives.  From organising your family to presenting to the Board. …

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Life Skills

How to try new things in two simple steps

Have you ever been presented with a “fail-proof” program that failed you anyway? Why do some things work for some …

Career Development

How networking can help you achieve your goals

Networking is one of those words that could send a shiver down the spine of many, while for others it …

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Life Skills

How to unwind the winner within

“I am a winner. I am a conqueror. I am a victor and not a victim. I create miracles. I …

Service

Volunteering: The people, the community and the contributions it makes to society

Volunteering can be defined as time willingly given for the common good without financial gain (Volunteering Australia, 2015). In other …

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Life Skills

How to deal with anxious thoughts

I first encountered anxiety when I was 12 years old. I remember going to a stress therapist to help me …

Workplace Readiness

Paving our road to recovery through Risk Management

Risk is a multifaceted noun. To some, risk is a complex concept. For a select few, it may be a …

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Workplace Readiness

4 things you should know about moving from being a graduate to an employee

As I write this article I am taken aback, thinking about a time when I had just graduated and looking …

Life Skills

How to form meaningful connections through knowledge and life experience

We all want to feel connected to others. We just do. It’s human nature. There are different levels of connection, …

Life Skills

How to be more creative in your everyday life – and why it’s so important

Creativity is a fulfilling outlet that allows the mind to adventure and explore. Through multiple mediums, we can bring joy …

Life Skills

10 simple things you can do each day to reduce anxiety

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 13 people have anxiety and it is only rising further with …

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Communication

5 tips for becoming an engaging speaker in any situation

With the advent of COVID-19, interpersonal communication has begun to evolve in ways few could have predicted. But whether you’re …

Life Skills

A mini guide to emotional intelligence – and why having it is so important

Congratulations and welcome to the Golden Key Academy! The simple fact that you’re affiliated with this organization speaks well of …

Career Development

Knowing your worth when applying for a position

Navigating the job search can be difficult—especially when you’re heading straight out of college. Often times, you’re labeled “entry-level” because …

Communication

4 simple things you can do to get better at public speaking

Public speaking is an important part of most professions, and our lives. Practice ways to captivate and engage your audience …

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Study Skills

How to prepare for exams without getting stressed out

There are few people who enjoy the thought of taking an exam. We see exams as a form of judgment, …

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Life Skills

5 fun stress management activities to deal with stress and anxiety

At some point everyone will face a stressful situation whether in school, work, in dealing with relationships or just the …

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Workplace Readiness

How to remain composed during difficult times at work

As a lawyer working in business and corporate law, dealing with urgent situations and important deadlines is an everyday part …

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Study Skills

5 things you can do to study more effectively

Is it time for that exam?  You’re weeks into the semester, and it’s time for an exam.  Don’t panic! These …

Life Skills

How to boost your self-esteem and put your best foot forward

You are perfect just as you are. Yes, PERFECT! I wish I had an opportunity to have this conversation with …

Career Development

What I learned from doing five internships

While navigating my six years of college, I had difficulty finding what lit my spark. I changed my major multiple …

Leadership

Your leadership journey: Three things you can do to make it happen

The leadership journey is exciting, energizing, involves a lot of hard work and at times can be even a little …

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Life Skills

5 ways to be more resilient and make the most of a difficult situation

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything could just go smoothly and easily? Yea, we know where this is headed. Many …

Communication

11+ ways to improve your writing skills

Writing is a required skill. It permeates professions and is inescapable. Promotions stem from the ability to write persuasively and …

Personal Finance

Five simple ways to save money for your future

We live in a very precarious age where consumerism has defied sound reasoning and it is rather getting worse as …

Workplace Readiness

Three things Generation Z could learn from their predecessors

Over the next four years, 20% of the workforce will be comprised of members from generation Z, which represents a …

Study Skills

Five fun and creative study tips to help you prepare for your next exam

Studying and learning new information can be challenging for many people. There is no correct way to study for exams. …

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