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THE UNSPOKEN STRUGGLES OF WORKING MOTHERS

THE UNSPOKEN STRUGGLES OF WORKING MOTHERS

Picture Source: Freepik   “I am close to quitting my career” “I feel as though motherhood is affecting my productivity at work” “I am terrified of getting pregnant because once I do, my chances of making partner will be taken from me” “I love my children but I...

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DELEGATION; A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

DELEGATION; A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

“What is the point of being responsible for the work if I am not allowed to take the shine?”   “What does she even do? We seem to do all her work for her.”   “He never lets us do what we want. How do we learn and grow?”   “Why is he micromanaging me, checking on my...

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DEALING WITH TEENAGE TANTRUMS

DEALING WITH TEENAGE TANTRUMS

Is there a particular thing we as parents must do to successfully engage our ever tantrum-spewing adolescent? Might there be anything in particular we might be doing wrong as parents that sets up teenage-hood to be a difficult time for us? From our wealth of research and experience, the answer is both yes and no. There are times in life where we can control certain outcomes. But in situations where outcomes cannot be controlled, being equipped with the requisite knowledge helps one to go through with minimal scarring. Such is the adolescence dilemma.

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WORK-LIFE BALANCE; A MYTH?

WORK-LIFE BALANCE; A MYTH?

What if I told you that Work-Life Balance (WLB) is an impossibly unattainable feat, a myth, would you believe me? Have you attended seminars, listened to podcasts, and read articles on work-life balance yet you see no tangible shift in the imbalance you face? You...

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SEVEN SIGNS OF A TOXIC WORKPLACE

SEVEN SIGNS OF A TOXIC WORKPLACE

For quite a number of people, the workplace can be like a second home. You spend the majority of your waking hours dedicated to your work, hitting targets, and building a great career. Your co-workers and team may likely be the people you interact with the most in...

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IS YOUR WORKPLACE TOXIC OR ARE YOU TORPID?

IS YOUR WORKPLACE TOXIC OR ARE YOU TORPID?

There was an outrage on social media a few months ago where the hashtag #horriblebosses trended. There were well-meaning bosses who were shocked to be categorized as horrible. By themselves and in themselves, they are good people but some decisions they may [or may not] have made, created a toxic workplace culture and they did not realize it soon enough. Sometimes, the workplace culture isn’t toxic, the employee rather is torpid. This lethargy many times is from a place of burnout. How do you identify the difference between a toxic workplace and you just feeling lethargic and disengaged?

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TOXIC WORKPLACE; TO STAY OR TO LEAVE?

TOXIC WORKPLACE; TO STAY OR TO LEAVE?

Have you ever had a manipulative boss? Have you ever worked with colleagues who demean you? Do you leave work consistently hurt and depressed? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then perhaps you might be in a toxic work environment. Do you think that it is ok to stay put in a toxic workplace? or do you think that it is not worth sacrificing your mental health over?

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HOMEPLACE DYNAMICS THAT FUEL GENDER ROLES IN THE WORKPLACE

HOMEPLACE DYNAMICS THAT FUEL GENDER ROLES IN THE WORKPLACE

The notion that women are weaker than men is a mindset that has been entrenched from childhood. From the home place, men have always been raised to feel superior to the female gender. A patriarchal society has always been the norm and even though many support groups have arisen and are still rising to empower the voices of women, certain established thought processes over generations will take time to erode. These misconceptions subtly find themselves at play even in the workplace and they form hindrances to women as they look for advancement opportunities and leadership roles. Many women are having to work twice as hard just to prove that they can do their jobs excellently because some managers and bosses do not believe that women are as capable as men. It is why women are expected to be servers at events while their male counterparts expect to be served. Despite these misconceptions, women often overcome obstacles to achieve success.

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