Office politics is a fact of life. So the sooner you accept it, and learn how to play it, the better.
Trust me, it doesn’t matter where you go, there will always be office politics. It would be best for you to know how to deal with it like a champ.
The term politics generally has a bad association in our minds. Break down the word and you get poly, or “many”, and tics, or “blood-sucking parasites”. One could argue that some government politics can be defined in just that fashion.
Even with my small team of staff, or when I deal with clients, there is always some….
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/05/24/best-ways-to-deal-with-office-politics.html
Co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Zetta Media Network
I was in Moscow, Russia, speaking in a women and technology panel at the Asia Forum when someone in the audience asked me: Who do I think is the most creative leader, a man or a woman?
It hit me: We’ve been connecting leadership traits with gender, when they are supposed to be tied to feminine and masculine energy. Whoever holds more feminine energy in them, can be more creative than the others. Having said that, a man can be more creative than a woman if he has more feminine energy.
Before we go further, I need to explain a little bit more about feminine and masculine energy.
Read more : http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/03/31/how-balancing-feminine-masculine-energy-can-create-better-leaders.html
The Jakarta Post
Though many chase the freedom associated with going freelance, few can bear the struggles of the first few years. Here are some things you should know before quitting your job to go freelance.
Do it because you love it
Don’t give up your day job just because you want to avoid a problem at work. Being a freelancer is a hard thing as you’ll face many uncertainties that can wear on your emotional wellbeing.
But it is a very different story if you do it for the sake of love, because you will follow your curiosity and won’t feel the pressure of generating some income.
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/07/13/things-you-need-to-know-before-going-freelance.html
Irene E. de Pater
The Jakarta Post
A recent report analysing all companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, IDX, for which annual reports were available, found that female members only made up 11.6 percent of the boards in 2011.
While the study by the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Business School, revealed that Indonesia is still ahead…
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Assistant professor of management and organization at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
How do we get ahead in our careers? Some say occupying certain positions in the company helps. Others feel having the right personality is the key to success.
To better understand why people do well at work and experience career advancement, I examined over 137 past research projects conducted to assess the effects of position in a company and personality on job performance and career success.
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2016/09/01/advance-your-career-by-networking.html
The Jakarta Post
Female Daily Network’s office in the hip area of Kemang is a woman’s fantasy of corporate life. The back wall of the office decked out in pink tones, casually-dressed female employees — some busy taking photographs of beauty products, others testing them — and that distinct smell you usually find in a salon wafting throughout the two-story office.
“We have a hip-hop dance class every Wednesday night here,” says Hanifa Ambadar, the company’s CEO.
The idea of creating a community-based website first came from Hanifa when she was living in the US. Back then, writing about fashion and beauty was merely a hobby for her. However, she saw that the online world was rapidly growing in that country, and thought Indonesia would soon be hit by the same trend.
She decided to create an official online beauty hub and asked Afi Assegaf to join in 2007 as co-founder and beauty director. Novita Imelda was one of the early members who later joined the team in 2011 as an investor and also serves as operational director of the company.
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/04/01/women-in-tech-female-daily-network-founders-share-their-success-story.html