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
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Before we head to the polls to vote for our senatorial bets, we want to pose a question to all constituents: do we really know what we want out of the personalities we will elect? What does it really mean to earn a seat in our senate halls? In this series of ANCX essays, some of our distinguished writers reflect on the careers of past and present senators who have made the most impact, and created a significant difference. In the Philippine political arena, the name Magsaysay is blue blood. But unlike other local political families, it represents humility and integrity. While he is political royalty, former Senator Ramon “Jun’’ Magsaysay did not sit on his family’s laurels. Instead he made his own legacy, and took the path less travelled when it was easier to just give in to pressure. Armed with impressive credentials and an untainted reputation, Magsaysay took on Senate investigations that a lesser equipped lawmaker … [Read more...] about The Last Good Senator: Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.
By Bruce Arthur Sports Columnist Sat., May 11, 2019 “I’m willing to take risks.” That’s what Masai Ujiri said the day after he traded for Kawhi Leonard, with no guarantee the blank-faced superstar would stay. The Toronto Raptors had risen to a damned place where they could truly disappoint you, and themselves. So their team president fired the coach of the year, and traded one of his two all-stars in the middle of the night from Nairobi. All in all, he made the biggest bet of his professional career. All the roads converged on Sunday. The Toronto Raptors will play Game 7 of their second-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers, and everything that led to this place will either be rewarded, or not. “We’re going to have to find out where it ends up, right?” said head coach Nick Nurse, who replaced Dwane Casey, just as Leonard displaced DeMar DeRozan. “But again, I still think there’s a ceiling to get to. I … [Read more...] about Ujiri’s rebuilt Raptors are all-in for Game 7
JOHANNESBURG: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress (ANC) to victory in Wednesday's election, but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party.With opponents in the ANC and an emboldened far-left opposition party, the former union leader turned business tycoon may struggle to deliver on his promises to push through tough reforms.Africa's oldest liberation movement won 55.5 per cent of the parliamentary vote, according to provisional results from 99.9 per cent of polling districts. That was its worst parliamentary result since it swept to power at the end of white minority rule but an improvement on its showing in 2016 local elections.Ramaphosa worked closely with South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela to end white minority rule in 1994. He replaced scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma as head of state in February 2018 after winning a bitter contest to become ANC leader and convincing top party … [Read more...] about ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes
The initiative is a component in the collaboration between Asean Foundation and Microsoft Asia-Pacific, which aims to enhance the technological skills of teachers and educators as part of preparing Thais for the digital-economy era. The teacher-training event was also attended by volunteers from Coder Dojo, a club for young computing programmers. They provided in-class support and advice to the teachers. Dhanawat Suthumpun, managing director for Microsoft (Thailand), said the tech giant believes technology can be a force for social and economic inclusion. Equipping young people with digital skills increases their economic opportunities, while also addressing the talent shortage faced by industries as they digitally transform. Microsoft Thailand contributes to the regional Asean Digital Innovation’ programme dedicated to driving the economic growth of the Asean bloc. Chailerd Pichitpornchai, director of the Institute for Innovative Learning at Mahidol University, said … [Read more...] about Teaching the teachers pays dividends