As someone who barely has enough charisma to get through the day with dignity, leading a meeting can seem like a pretty daunting task. But it's something most of us have to deal with at one point or another, and whether you get out of it alive goes far beyond preparedness. According to MIT lecturer and author Bob Pozen, emails and meetings are the most severe productivity killers in the workplace. This shouldn’t come as a surprise when you think back on all those meetings that dragged on too long and had no takeaways whatsoever. Read on to see how you can make these dreaded meetings a thing of the past, increase the productivity of your team, and be on your way to having Obama-level charisma (results may vary on this one).
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how work has evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week we chat with Zev, an artist and lighting consultant. She uses The 33PRESS moniker for her artistic endeavors, and prefers to remain anonymous!
We chat about finding fulfillment, creating balance, and embracing discomfort in a cut-throat city like Hong Kong.
Author: Ching Lam Ip, Programme & Marketing Lead, Garage Society
Welcome back to Mandy's In-House Notes, a twice-monthly column touching on all things brand-building, entrepreneurship and female-empowerment related, from the mind of Mandy Pao.
This week, we're talking about the power of using the right data to inform your design process.
Author: Mandy Pao, Founder and Creative Director, Eloquence International
Cover image: Jezael Melgoza via Unsplash
True career fulfillment can be puzzling—yet not impossible to find. What many people don’t realize is that it’s a process that takes work and patience.
Most importantly, we need to search for it. If you’re lucky, you’ll find not just a job or career but a mission.
Cover image source: Liz and Mollie
Author: Pin Cher, Career & Clarity Coach