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Why a Positive Attitude Enhances Great Work?

A good workplace etiquette and attitude is one that almost every employer looks for in a potential employee they want to hire, retain or even promote. In fact, problem solving is usually a reflection of optimism and enthusiasm. The difference between an employee with reasons and one with results is how they see and interpret similar situations.
A positive attitude towards work opens the platform for creativity and critical thinking. Persistence in this could possibly lead to a promotion in the future. The work culture can be stressful and it may seem normal to be disgruntled by something particularly frustrating, however, a right and highly positive mindset might just help solve that problem.

 

 ‘Lessons from the International Youth Day’

This year’s United Nations’ International Youth Day was celebrated at Poise Nigeria on Friday 10 August 2018. The event was hosted by Asher Adeniyi, Managing Director, PoiseGFA with special guests Benedicta Oyiana (Human Resources Manager, Nestle Nigeria), Mrs. Hauwa Ojeifo (Founder, SheWritesWoman).
One of the key learning points is that succeeding in a career requires ADAPTABILITY. To be adaptable, you should do these three things:
 You’ll embrace challenges better
Being adaptable means working without boundaries, and being open to finding diverse and unexpected solutions to problems and challenges in the workplace. Without limitations on your thinking and actions, challenges become something not to dread, but to seize and enjoy working through. As someone who is adaptable you’ll also be willing to engage a variety of people with diverse skills to get the job done, building broad networks of highly engaged and capable people as you go.
 You’ll become a better leader
Great leaders know that change is inevitable, and they don’t shy away from it. They also remain positive in the face of adversity, keeping their teams and employees focused and motivated through tough or lackluster periods. Great leaders are also open-minded and considered, knowing that solutions and brilliance can be found in many places. They’re never quick to disregard solutions that might be viable. All these important leadership qualities have adaptability at their core, and rely on an ability to adapt to, and embrace change. 
 You’ll always be relevant 
People who are willing to change, or shake up conventional ways of doing things will remain relevant throughout their working lives because they’re comfortable experimenting. Whether it means trialing a new project management system to better adapt to your growing organization, or completely reengineering how you manage teams, be willing to trial different tools, strategies and techniques to achieve the best outcomes. Workplaces are changing faster than ever before, and if you’re not willing to constantly adapt, then expect to be left behind.

Creating a Winning Presentation

When giving a presentation it is essential that you make an impact on the listener and that your presentation is memorable even after it is over.
Here are five top tips for creating a winning presentation.
Start Strong – The beginning of your presentation is crucial. Not only do you need to grab your audience’s attention, you need to hold their attention throughout the presentation.
Keep it Simple – Concentrate on your core message while keeping in mind the question, or at least three main points you wish for your audience to take away from the presentation.
Connect with your audience – The best way to do this is to let your passion for the subject shine through. Be enthusiastic and honest and your audience will respond.
Use your voice effectively – You can do this by varying the speed at which you talk and emphasizing changes in pitch and tone all help to make your voice more interesting and hold your audience’s attention.
Keep your audience in mind -Your presentation needs to be built around what your audience is going to get out of the presentation.
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Developing the best skill for your career

Human Resources executives have several differences in HR management but they agre on one thing. It is that the top one or two that a good jobseeker could possess is problem solving. A good problem solver will eventually make a great employee.
Problem Solving is the ability to identify the nature of a problem, its root-cause, deconstruct it and develop an effective set of actions to address the challenges related to it. One of the most widely used and effective formulas from project management, which is called IDEA: Identify, Define, Examine, Act, can be applied to steps to improve problem solving skills.
 Identify the problem.
Great problem solvers try to identify the very roots of the problematic situation – the nature of a particular problem which can be clearly distinguished, addressed and ultimately solved. It is more important to clarify where those problems and challenges come from.
Define the main elements of the problem.
The next step in problem solving, and in learning problem-solving skills, is an ability to break down the problem into smaller and more manageable parts by defining the main elements of the problem. It is an essential step and a skill to develop. Instead of facing a giant, seemingly impossible problem, you have to learn how to break down a big problem into smaller elements, then you are no longer facing an impossible task, and can go about making several very concrete steps to achieve the goal and solve your problem.
Examine possible solutions.
One should not just look for simplistic ways to address the elements of the problem. They should find the most effective ways and turn them into an opportunity to make a strong success story. Steve Jobs often liked to suggest that when his team was confronted with a problem they had to search for “an elegant, really beautiful solution that works.”
Act on resolving the problem.
Developing a step-by-step execution plan and acting effectively and decisively is the final touch in the problem-solving process.

Leverage on Digital Channels to Build Your Personal Brand

Having an online presence helps to promotes you! It helps to convey the message about yourself that shows your “other self or life”. It also shows that you are creative and dynamic, and often show that you can be fun to work with. This improves your personal brand and can often help you to switch a rigid, high profile job into a fun and passionate career that are not similar.  
 
As Jeff Bezos notes, “Branding is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” 
 So invest in branding yourself today and watch as your brand literally speaks for you when you are not in the room to speak for yourself.