The Institute for Achievement and Excellence Blog

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Raise your profile by making a powerful impact on co-workers

In today’s world, the goal of standing out from the competition at the office is more of a challenge than ever before. Despite this, there are many strategies that you can use to raise your profile and become a top contender for promotion at work by making a powerful impact on your...

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10 ways to use information flows at work to boost your career!

Why is it important to understand the elements of the flow of information in organisations, I hear you ask? Before I answer that, let’s highlight the two main types of information flows in organisations… …Formal and informal information flows. Formal information flow is impacted by the...

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The Three Forces in Achieving Excellence

The Three Forces in Achieving Excellence is a framework for analysing the elements necessary for an individual or company to achieve a reputation synonymous with excellence. It provides answers to why some people are considered inspirational or companies able to sustain consistent, long term...

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Track your expenses with ease to reduce financial anxiety

Why do you need to keep track of your expenses? This is a question that has been asked many times yet many people still do not keep track of their spending - planned or unplanned. The responsibility of taking care of your own finances is an important skill to develop. If you don’t...

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Answer any interview question in 3 steps!

You followed the process, did your due diligence and were able to secure an interview. Now you need to convince your potential employer that you are the best person for the position. In an interview, there will be questions that can be challenging to answer but if you are aware of them, you...

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5 things you must do when using professional social media platforms

Although popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can be used for business purposes, the focus here will be on social media sites that are mainly for professional engagement. There are dozens of professional social media sites, some are an international house hold...

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Have you found your Ikigai yet?

“It sounds important so sure, I will look for my Ikigai… um… what is Ikigai?” Glad you asked :-) Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means your reason for being or the thing that gets you up in the morning. We all have an Ikigai, even if we have not discovered it yet. It is that ultimate...

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Courage, Confidence and Charisma - boost your professional life far beyond your expectations!

What you don't know CAN hurt you... Courage, confidence and charisma - the 3C’s that can change the way others respond to you. There are many traits you can develop to improve your life and help you achieve your goals but few will have an impact as powerful as courage, confidence and...

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Manage stress at work (or anywhere) and become unstoppable

The work environment is one of the places where stress is amplified because you spend the bulk of your waking hours interacting with many others, meeting numerous demands and working towards tight deadlines. The level of stress you experience professionally (and personally) is unique to you...

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5 ways to deal with a difficult co-worker and stay sane!

The difficult co-worker, we have all encountered at least one person like this in our careers. Similar to that one relative at family functions, who never seems to recognise the cues, that the function is over... difficult people have personality traits that make it challenging, sometimes...

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