You are now in the third or fourth year of your career journey. You did really well at your role as an individual contributor and you want to get more. The company valued your contribution, so they promote you to become a team leader. You are super excited and super optimistic that you will be doing great. But things don’t go as smooth as you’d expect. You don’t feel as energetic as before when you handle your own work and you are the superstar. Your stress level is higher and the relationship with people that used to be your teammates slowly changes. You start doubting yourself and you feel like you’re not achieving anything in this role. This is the feeling I had when I first started leading the content marketing team at iPrice Group. When I was in a senior content marketing executive role, I could say that I did pretty well. We produced great content, obtained publication and organic links from top publishers, both local and international. When they … [Read more...] about 36 crucial lessons I learned as a first-time manager
Books everyone should read
caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. source Getty Images / Matthew Peyton Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, loves to read. When he began his investing career, he would read 600 to 1,000 pages a day. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder letters and over two decades of interviews, these are the books that have guided Buffett’s financial wisdom. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages of a book a day. Even now, he says he still spends about 80% of his day reading. “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview. “We don’t read other people’s opinions,” he said. “We want to get the facts, and then think.” To help you get into … [Read more...] about 19 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read
Will getting up before the sun has cracked its first rays make you a better, more brilliant person? In his book, The 5am Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate your Life, “leadership guru” Robin Sharma argues the case. The book is the 13th publication in an oeuvre that also includes the titles Who Will Cry When You Die? and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which has sold more than three million copies to date.I am not usually in the habit of following the advice of leadership gurus and have a relatively low tolerance for books claiming to transform my life, especially when those books are framed as quasi-fictions featuring characters called the “Spellbinder”, but I was persuaded to have a look at Sharma’s latest offering when he messaged me directly on Instagram. I can only assume that he was using the social media platform outside his “zero technology zones”: The hours between 4.45am and 8am and after 6pm, during which all phones must be abandoned.To … [Read more...] about Does waking up before sunrise make you a more successful individual?
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
By Mark Zwolinski Sports Reporter Sun., April 28, 2019 Canadian marathon runner Rachel Cliff is like all record-setting athletes: She never stops trying to get better. In only her second marathon, the 30-year-old from Vancouver broke the Canadian record. On March 10, Cliff finished the Nagoya Women’s Marathon in Japan in 2.26:56, shattering Lanni Marchant’s 2013 standard of 2.28:00. Since then, Cliff — also the national record-holder in the half-marathon — has run in California and signed on as a global ambassador for the Swiss sportswear company On. On a recent spring day in Vancouver, Cliff snuck in a run close to home between phone interviews with the media — including the Star — before heading back to California for another race. Her coach, Richard Lee of the BC Endurance Project, learned that the winners in Nagoya trained more than Cliff’s 145 to 153 kilometres per week, and that information will be factored in … [Read more...] about Q&A: Canadian marathon record just the start for Vancouver’s Rachel Cliff