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Too much competition is never healthy, Workplace Success, Singapore Jobs, Job Resources - STJobs

Too much competition is never healthy, Workplace Success, Singapore Jobs, Job Resources - STJobs | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Pitting one employee against another to drive productivity leads to a toxic work environment
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Is workplace competition good or bad for a company?

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A Balancing Act: Work and Life Options

A Balancing Act: Work and Life Options | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
It is important to take the time to consider our options and to evaluate the choices so that we have time to work, time to play, and time to make sure our life is as fulfilling as it can be.
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Are these things really common sense to everyone?

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Success in life comes with 1% of Brilliance & Luck and rest of the 99% is hard work.

Thanks a lot for the Feedback. I will start working on it. I wrote one more Essay as given below. Can anyone help me to correct it Success in life comes with 1% of Brilliance Luck and rest of the 99% is hard work.
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There are many examples in which hard work brought about success, however, is it possible that people get so obsessed with the saying that they overlook their social life and over exerts themselves in work, in hopes to succeed? 

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Do Women Lack Ambition?

Do Women Lack Ambition? | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Is it true that women lack ambition? If so, does it mean that men are more involved in their work lives while women are more involved in their social lives?

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Work isn’t worth it.

Work isn’t worth it. | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
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In a work-life balance, can "life" really make up for the lack that cannot be achieved in "work"?

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Dylan Ang's comment, April 21, 2014 8:56 AM
Similarly to the author of this article, I do strongly feel that with higher emphasis placed on starting friendships with other people and nurturing these relationships, one will most likely be able to better strive in his work. However, I do feel that over-placing emphasis on maintaining relationships and neglecting work is unhealthy for one’s life as well.
Haw YueWen's comment, April 21, 2014 1:37 PM
Work is definitely an important part of all our lives. However, we should not under-value other important things in life such as keeping our friendships with others strong and bonding with our family. As the author mentioned, we "overvalue work often at the cost of undervaluing far more meaningful parts of our lives." Therefore, I feel that we should set our priorities right and strike a balance between work and our daily lives. Giving up friendships and social relations for work just is not worth it at all.
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Busy isn’t respectable anymore.

Busy isn’t respectable anymore. | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
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Is being busy merely just an addiction? Or can it actually be a form of emotional therapy to help one cope with certain realities in life?

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17 Ways Successful People Keep Work From Destroying Their Lives

17 Ways Successful People Keep Work From Destroying Their Lives | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
These CEOs and leaders offer their advice for more than work-life balance, but for tips on how to ensure work doesn't destroy your life.
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What are the common characteristics of their working lives?

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Xiao Yu's comment, May 5, 2014 7:39 AM
All the interviewees's unique ways to deal with their stressful life are learnt through their experiences, many of which centres around put aside time for oneself and family. It is without doubt that these successful people made their share of mistakes before they realise what is truely important. It is a need for anyone to rest in order to continue and its a must if one wish to succeed.
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How being overworked affects your health

How being overworked affects your health | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Working overtime has become the norm for most people. Unfortunately, it can negative impacts on your health, happiness and overall quality of life.
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What do you think is/are the driving forces behind those who are overworking?

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Work/Life balance isn’t about balance.

Work/Life balance isn’t about balance. | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
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Is the imbalance of work and life really just a part of life?

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Embrace The 'Work' In Work-Life Balance

Embrace The 'Work' In Work-Life Balance | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, former four-term President of the United States,  once said: “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”  His wealth and his track record give credence to that advice. I second his feelings.  Nevertheless, many [...]
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Should 'work' or 'life' be embraced?

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Series of events lined up at Sports Hub - YouTube

The Rugby World Cup 10s, a friendly football match between Singapore and Malaysia, and a Jay Chou concert are just a few of the exciting events lined up at t...
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can the sports hub boost the sports culture of singapore in the end?

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Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) - Adam's story - YouTube

SDSC (Singapore Disability Sports Council) is a beneficiary of President's Challenge 2010. It is the only organisation in Singapore which reaches across all ...
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How does this impact the disabled in Singapore?

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Budget 2012 RUS - How Government Efforts Add Up for Them - YouTube

DPM Tharman speaks about how the Government efforts will add up to provide more support for the lower income.
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Support a Fellow Summoner and Make-A-Wish ® - League of Legends Community

Support a Fellow Summoner and Make-A-Wish ® - League of Legends Community | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Support a Fellow Summoner and Make-A-Wish ® Announcements
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Does companies only aim at the wallet of clients?

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Q&A: Minister Emphasizes the Importance of Work-Life Balance - Korea Real Time - WSJ

Q&A: Minister Emphasizes the Importance of Work-Life Balance - Korea Real Time - WSJ | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Cho Yoon-sun, South Korea's minister for gender equality & family, talks about why it’s critical to have policies that support women and work-life balance in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
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The importance of a work-life balance is often emphasized, however, is it truly possible to attain one?

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WHY EMPLOYEES NEED FLEXIBILITY<

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After looking through this article will you be more confident for your future career life?

which do you think is the problem that triggers the problems caused by work and life?

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Success is overrated.

Success is overrated. | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
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Society has made it such that success is more often than not related to worldwide recognition or material wealth. Why is it so difficult to go against such stereotypical ideals so much so that most find themselves on a path others want them to be on instead of where they want to be?

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Dylan Ang's comment, April 21, 2014 8:45 AM
I feel that the societal pressure now has caused people to be too concentrated in achieving what the conventional meaning for ‘success’ is. This is largely due to the increase in competitiveness in the work force, as well as the rising requirements for schools and parents’ ever-so-demanding expectations of their own child. People should be taught to embrace what they enjoy doing and not be afraid to do it, despite all the negative criticism that other simple-minded people may give them.
ThreeHystérie Joel's comment, May 17, 2014 11:46 PM
I agree with this article that the need to conform to society’s demands has an immediate impact on what we define as our own success. In Singapore, most, if not all children are forced by the parents to get good grades in school, regardless if they are cut out for studying. Our dreams are shunted to one side in the pursuit for academic excellence, which all parents see as a stepping stone to success. But is this really the case? To excel in the field that we choose, that to me is true success.
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Becoming less busy isn’t about slowing down.

Becoming less busy isn’t about slowing down. | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
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Work has often taken control of the lives of many so as to allow them to earn a living. Is it possible for such people to "become less busy" to define their own success in life when they might not even have the ability to make ends meet?

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ThreeHystérie Joel's comment, May 13, 2014 12:10 AM
I agree that being overly busy may be bad for one. Apart from the things the author mentions, being overly busy may also result us in biting off more than what we can chew. In a desire to appear busy so as to feel important, one often takes on more tasks, more leadership positions and more responsibilities than he can handle. Not only does this result in a decrease in a quality of work, it also results in greater stress when handling multiple tasks at once as well as leading to a poor work-life balance.
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FAMILY Vs WORK; What is more important?

This is my very first essay, so i will appreciate all your help!Topic: What do you think is more important, family or work?Though FAMILY Vs WORK; What is more important?
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Do you agree with author's stand?

Which do you think is the more important?Life or Work?

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Preparing Students for Success in the Work Place | AdvancED

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Do you think Schools are the only way that students can gain social working skills from?

what are the skills required from graduates in order to have a balance between life and work?

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Is life better staying single!

Is life better  staying single! | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Life Desk :Gone are the days when staying single was considered a taboo. In today's ever changing world, the society has also changed its way of perceiving and interpreting social ...
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Do you think only single lady/man can achieve more their jobs?

What do you think the single lady/men should do have a balance between life and work?

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Haw YueWen's comment, April 21, 2014 1:45 PM
I feel that everyone should get married at some point in their lives and experience starting and supporting a family. Nowadays, everyone is focused on excelling in their jobs and getting bonuses and promotions. Although being successful at work gives you a sense of satisfaction, i feel that starting and supporting your own family is an invaluable experience that everyone should experience. It is not impossible to continue to excel at work when you have a family. This can be achieved through striking a proper work-life balance. People who choose to stay single would be missing out on an important part of life.
Xiao Yu's comment, May 8, 2014 1:33 PM
One can perceive marriage as a burden that impedes one's efforts in his/her work, but it can also be perceived as a challenge that is given to those who wish for a family of their own. Wether to take up this challenge is for the individual to decide.
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Welch: 'No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance'

Welch: 'No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance' | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
Former GE CEO Jack Welch says women may have to choose between taking time off to raise children and reaching the corner office.
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Is work-life balance really non-existent?

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Singapore Sports School to undergo review and raise competitiveness - YouTube

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore Sports School must explore new avenues and continue to grow, so as to produce some of the region's be...
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How will the increase in competitiveness impact young Singaporean athletes?

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Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 - 'Male Artistic Gymnastics' Sports Interview (HD) - YouTube

Produced by Intuitive Films for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games (YOG). A short extract from an audio-video piece specially commissioned for the inaugural Y...
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Do sports allow young people to develop good work values such as resilience and determination?

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Singapore Sports School eyes satellite centre at Sports Hub - Channel NewsAsia

Singapore Sports School eyes satellite centre at Sports Hub - Channel NewsAsia | Singapore, Now | Scoop.it
The Singapore Sports School is eyeing a satellite centre at the upcoming Singapore Sports Hub, and is also looking into more tie-ups with local tertiary institutions.
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Will the Sports Hub enable more students to further expand on their sports capabilities and allow them to represent Singapore as professional sportspeople in the near future?

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