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Life Skills

How to remain disciplined after seasons of success and failure: An antidote of fulfilment

Being brought up in a large township of Tembisa was probably one of the greatest gifts given to me because …

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Life Skills

The skill in being comfortable with being uncomfortable

If it was easy everyone would do it. I think most have heard this phrase, or variants of it. What …

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Study Skills

5 tech tips for online learning success

You might call me an expert in online learning. I earned a Master of Public Health entirely online. I taught …

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Career Development

Never leave college: Pursuing higher education as a career

I always heard that the years as an undergraduate college student are some of the most formative years of one’s …

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Why nonprofit leaders should develop an entrepreneurial mindset

When people talk about nonprofit organizations, many people think the question of money, or profit, should not be discussed. Granted, …

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Career Development

Pursuing a career on the business side of healthcare

Healthcare is a behemoth and multi-faceted industry with plenty of opportunities for those from all walks of life and skill …

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Life Skills

Tips for taking care of your mental health everyday

Although many people may believe they need a professional to help them improve their mental and emotional well-being, there are …

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3 ways to give back to your community during social distancing

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it is very challenging to find opportunities to serve the community. As Golden Key values and …

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Study Skills

Something I wished I did more of in college: Ask more questions

Asking questions is a way in which we gather information on various topics. However, it can sometimes be difficult to …

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Career Development

Three pieces of advice to help you succeed in your career

I was first inducted into Golden Key in 1989. I was in my final year of college and preparing to …

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Life Skills

Quick guide: critical and effective problem-solving skills

With everyday challenges we are all faced with throughout life, we are tasked to reach effective solutions- either short term …

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Life Skills

Navigating self doubt using compassion and trust

I don’t know how to do this. I can’t do this. What if I fail? We have all been there, we …

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Life Skills

Systems and how they correlate with our behavior and worldviews: a systems approach to behavior

A system is defined as a cohesive conglomeration of interrelated and interdependent parts that can be natural or human-made, according …

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Tips for video recording lectures and creating original educational content

At a time when we have instant access to information at our fingertips, it is especially important for instructors to …

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Personal Finance

From your very first salary, pay yourself first

The very first time you receive a paycheck, pay yourself! What do I mean by that? Well, you need to …

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Career Development

Is technical sales for you?

It may be, if you possess the following four personality traits. Are you a recent graduate? Or you want to …

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Personal Finance

Don’t just stand there – invest!

This pandemic has taught us many lessons.  One of the most important is how quickly life can change.  Another lesson …

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Career Development

How to open doors – the skills you need throughout your career

I believe the three keys to opening doors of opportunities throughout your career are: Integrity; Accountability; and Relationships.  Integrity Integrity …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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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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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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 …


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 …


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, …