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Unorthodox upskilling

Wondering how to grow your skills without spending an arm and leg, quitting your current job or going back to school?

Our 3 part series gives unorthodox upskilling methods without changing much of your current context And just a heads up, studies show that some of the most critical skills for the future will include:

  • Problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Adaptation
  • Ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholders for collaboration.

Get a bad performance review? Here’s how to bounce back!

If you’ve experienced a performance review, then you know how daunting it can be. This is especially exacerbated if the review does not go as well as you had hoped. Ever been told that your performance did not meet the expectations set for you at your job? It’s not a...

3 ways values misalignment can affect you and your work!

Our values are the bedrock of the decisions we make concerning our lives. They influence our actions, how we show up in our relationships (personal and work), determine what is important to us, our career decisions and so much more! When your personal values are...

3 Ways Emotional Resilience Can Boost Your Career Development!

The world has dramatically changed in the last few months. Many of us have experienced a significant shift in our worlds of work; an increase in remote working, flexibility of working hours, and a focus on the outcomes rather than time spent working, virtual meetings...

New Year, New Me – 5 Introspective Questions to Set the Tone for 2020!

First and foremost, Happy New Year! 2020 has been dubbed as 20plenty, and we don’t know about you, but here at edge, this is the year we’re manifesting our visions, so please, get on board!  Now, we all know that a new year is seen as an opportunity to start on a...

3 ways you can practice self-care at work, as an employee!

What comes to mind when you hear the words; self-care? A spa date? Expensive dinner? Vacation on the beach? All these examples include spending money and that can quickly distract us from taking any action. Luckily, not everything pertaining to self-care needs to be...

Looking to create meaningful LinkedIn connections? Here are 3 tips you can use to achieve this!

Are you looking to forge more meaningful professional relationships? LinkedIn might be a good place to start. All you need is a smart device and internet to connect to as many people as you’d like, at the comfort of your living room, or wherever else you prefer. What...

Making the best of your sabbatical

Taking a long break from work to; study, rest, raise a child, build a home, take care of someone, explore a passion? Keep these reflective questions in mind while you are away. By doing so, you will have solved half of your come back challenges.  

Tired at work? Shift from managing your time to managing your energy!

Hey there, how are you feeling about your work today? Does achieving work satisfaction keep you awake at night? Start by figuring out what tasks give you energy and which ones drain you. Your STAR Tasks  You love these tasks! You want more! You wish work was only...

Scared of approaching your boss? 5 tips to make communicating with your boss easier

Have you heard of the term ‘managing upwards’? Try these communication tips to make the best of your time with your manager.

Get out of your own way; 5 ways you’re sabotaging your career.

Do you ever wonder about the things you could be doing that are sabotaging your career? We compiled a list of 5 things we have seen drag people behind in realizing their full potential. If any of these represent you, get out of your own way, now!  Or at least, try...

Feeling stuck in your career? These 5 things may be hindering you

Do you ever hold a mirror up to yourself when you feel stuck in your career? Do you ever wonder what you could be doing wrong that is preventing you from getting to that next level?  Career advancement means different things for different people; it could be a salary...

3 Traps You Should Avoid Falling Into In Your Career Journey.

Our career journeys differ, based on multiple things; our upbringing backgrounds, access to resources and opportunities, who is in our network, our abilities, luck by design, etc. Many people are trying to figure out what career path best suits their needs, values,...

Why you need empathy for your own sanity at work

According to AskSpoke.com empathy is the ability to understand someone else's thoughts and feelings. Empathy is one of the 5 key elements of emotional intelligence according to psychologist Daniel Goldman and is an essential leadership skill. So why do you need to...

5 easy-peasy steps to uncover your blind spots, both strengths and areas of development.

Don’t know what you are really good at? Try this simple activity over the next few days. Probably one of the most powerful things, I have ever done. Make a list of 3-4 close friends from different circles. Spiritual, party/drinking buddies, workplace best buddy,...

Wondering if LinkedIn is “that” important? Here are 3 ways LinkedIn can help you and your career!

Since 2003, millions and millions of people have joined Linkedin; for different reasons - to network, to find job opportunities, to find new talent (for recruiters and hiring managers), to build your personal brand, promote your services/products, etc. While many...

WFH: 3 Ways To Set Work Boundaries And Why It’s Important.

With many people now working from home, a new challenge presents itself; how does one establish boundaries to prevent work-life from seeping too much into their personal life? Understandably, this is not an easy thing to navigate as it comes with worries of being seen...

3 Ways You Can Improve Your Self-Awareness For Career Success!

Succeeding in our career paths is a dream many of us have and the journey towards that success is different for everyone. Self-awareness, however, is a common factor that plays into this success. What is self -awareness? "Self Awareness is having a clear perception of...

Boss Horror Stories and What We Can All Learn From Them

We asked over thirty Nairobi professionals about their experiences with bosses that made them quit, here are their stories and here is what you can learn from them.

Wondering what direction to take in your career? 5 reflection questions to ask yourself.

The journey towards a career that is fulfilling is one that involves a series of self-examination and honesty. Many of us have career goals we want to achieve and we have an idea of what our ‘dream’ career is. To get there, we have to be intentional, and we have to...

5 mistakes you should avoid after landing a new job!

Landing a new job is an exciting chapter in most people's lives. It brings forth an opportunity to learn new things, form new networks and hopefully, advance your career. The first few weeks of starting a new job can also be scary; you want to make sure that you're...

Emotional intelligence at work!

Are you looking to thrive in your workplace?

Being bombarded right left and center in your workplace and wondering how to stay calm and productive? Become more aware of your reactions and shift things up in your EQ for effective collaboration! Check out this short video to arm yourself!