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Time Management Hacks for Working Women
By: Anam Zehra, GM Trainings – Learning Minds   Work-life balance sounds too ideal, doesn’t it? Figuring out how to make it work is always a challenge, especially when the system and the routines that we have built around us are all stacked against achieving it. To add to this chaos is a demanding career...
November 12, 2019
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7 Ways to Communicate Better with Your Boss
By Minhas Meghani, Communication Coach & Senior Consultant Communication has always been and will be an imperative part of the work environment. Missing on it keeps you from achieving results and harms your productivity too. However, for a lot of people, talking to their boss can be difficult; even when it is not about discussing...
November 12, 2019
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7 Habits Against the Email Etiquettes
By Minhas Meghani, Communication Coach & Senior Consultant Most professionals feel that if they are courteous and concise while writing and reply to their emails within 24-hours, they are doing just fine. However, this is not enough. There are so many habits professionals tend to adopt over time, that go against the email etiquettes. Here...
November 12, 2019
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Now is the Time for Companies to Focus on Employee Mental Health & Well-Being!
By: Syeda Zauwia Riaz, Manager Corporate Communications, Learning Minds On any given day, you might head into work after an aerobics class, ride up the elevator thinking about your boss; comparing him to Adolf Hitler, then settle into your desk to review your day’s schedule while taking big slurps of your latte. Whether or not...
September 25, 2019
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I Will Overcome
By: Syeda Zauwia Riaz, Manager Corporate Communications, Learning Minds 'You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.' Mae West Ever wondered why most of us insist on living in the past? Why do we just not let things slide? Why do we keep on replaying the things over and over again? Most...
September 25, 2019
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Embrace your Struggles & Let them Make you Stronger
EXPERIENCE. REFELCT. CONCEPTUALIZE. APPLY. By: Syeda Zauwia Riaz, Manager Corporate Communications, Learning Minds The global economy has created a new hypercompetitive landscape, one in which product and service lifecycles are shorter and turnaround times are faster. In such an environment, traditional approaches of training aren’t as responsive to business needs as they used to be....
September 25, 2019
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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
EXPERIENCE. REFELCT. CONCEPTUALIZE. APPLY. By: Syeda Zauwia Riaz, Manager Corporate Communications, Learning Minds The global economy has created a new hypercompetitive landscape, one in which product and service lifecycles are shorter and turnaround times are faster. In such an environment, traditional approaches of training aren’t as responsive to business needs as they used to be....
September 25, 2019
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How Keynote Speeches can Create the WOW Factor for your Corporate Events?
By: Syeda Zauwia Riaz, Manager Corporate Communications, Learning Minds Keynotes can be thought of as invited or guest talks. These sessions are often included to build up excitement, create that pre-event buzz and encourage potential participants to get booking. Depending on whether they are planned at the beginning of the main event or towards the...
September 25, 2019
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8 Leadership Learnings from Game of Thrones
By: Dr. Arif Pyarali, Director Training Solutions, Learning Minds Game of thrones (GOT) has been a cultural phenomenon for the digital audience, millions of followers finally witnessed the end of GOT yesterday, but if we look at it from a different lens, the world of Westeros is not so different from our modern-day corporate world....
September 25, 2019
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What is Happiness?
By Anum Bukhari, Client Facilitation Manager, Customized Trainings Happiness is inside of you, and you can achieve it anytime you like, no matter the outside circumstances.” How many times have you heard this phrase? Sounds perfectly legitimate, but at least for you. Most of us do that. We take pride in making our conversation about...
September 2, 2019
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Well-being and Happiness As An Employee Engagement Strategy
By Anam Zehra, GM, Client Services – Learning Minds We often confuse well-being with just physical fitness and nutrition but there is a lot more to it. It’s also about your social and community well-being that how well you are connected with the people, and also career well-being that how you are excelling in your...
September 2, 2019
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4 Tips To Increase Your Influence On The Organization As An HR Professional
By Maryam Rizwan Are you an HR Professional who is yet to earn a seat on the executive table? Are you unable to participate and impact big decisions? Do you wish to play a more inclusive and powerful role in all divisions of the organization? If yes, don’t worry. This is an extremely common issue...
September 2, 2019
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3 Tips to Up Your Game From The Book, The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
By Maryam Rizwan Intellectual Giant. Leadership Guru. Driver of Change. These are a few of the numerous tags that author, motivational speaker and organizational consultant, Simon Sinek, carries with himself wherever he goes. The man has transformed individuals all over the world with vision, work and words. And, he is back with yet another powerful...
September 2, 2019
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Top 4 Qualities of An Exceptional Trainer
By Maryam Rizwan “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward Many of us have painstakingly sat through corporate trainings for hours on end, waiting to takeaway something useful from them. It’s not that that the trainer isn’t well versed about the content...
September 2, 2019
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3 Reasons Why You Need To Be A Proactive Recruiter
By Maryam Rizwan Gone are the painstakingly long days of hiring due to the loss of an employee or when big projects are launched. This Reactionary and here-and-now approach to recruitment is limited to filling up a vacancy on immediate basis, with little anticipation of future needs and analysis of its impact in the long...
September 2, 2019
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5 Ways To Build Your Employees’ Self-Confidence
By Maryam Rizwan There seems to be a confidence crisis at workplaces these days. A few days ago, a co-worker told me that her boss had given her the responsibility of a big project. When asked what it was about, it felt as if she wasn’t so sure herself and felt like she isn’t qualified...
September 2, 2019
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The Art Of Customer Loyalty: Everything You Need to Know About Turning Customers Into Life-long Fans
By: Maryam Rizwan Your customers do not want to be treated as another statistic in your accounts. They want to be treated with respect and given top priority. And, it is vital that your customers realize how central they are for your business. Customers want their complaints registered, their calls returned, their suggestions taken seriously....
September 2, 2019
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How To Get Organized: 5 Ways to Organize Your Workspace Now
By: Maryam Rizwan Are you an organized person? Is your workspace cluttered with files or is it neatly compartmentalized? What do you think, are organizational skills innate or learned? All individuals follow unique working strategies. Some are spontaneous workers, and some are planners. However, staying organized is not restricted to any one individual. It is...
September 2, 2019
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Leading the Transformation Revolution
By Maryam Rizwan Organizational transformation is the next major phase for any organization, and towers over all issues in this volatile corporate world. We could even call this the ‘revolution’ of a company for fastened improvement in performance and sustained future developments. This transformation includes the restructuring of the entire organization and its foundations. These...
September 2, 2019
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Top 8 Skills For the Next Generation of Leaders
By: Maryam Rizwan With globalization, technological advancements, challenges of recruiting stop talent and creating leaders of the next generation, today’s world is changing at the blink of an eye. In this uncertain environment, it is crucial for leaders to be effective. The purpose of leaders has been transformed and follows the need for increasingly holistic...
September 2, 2019
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5 Ways To Innovate: From Ideas To Reality
By: Maryam Rizwan Continuous global advancements challenge all organizations, big and small, to stay relevant and update their work dynamics to lock a place in this intense, unceasing race. Thus, it is imperative that organizations constantly search for ways to innovate their work methods, processes, and their people. This is the one major element that...
September 2, 2019
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Top 5 Ways to Welcome Emotions in the Workplace
By: Maryam Rizwan Information overload, changing policies, incoming deadlines – it’s no wonder that the modern workplace is an emotionally challenging environment, and how employees’ coping mechanisms or lack thereof adds to the chaos. A successful workplace environment is one which provides employees with practices and the freedom to express their sentiments and feel psychological...
September 2, 2019
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5 Ways To Ease Employee Stress
By Maryam Rizwan Today’s work environments seem to be emotional roller coasters for all employees. But is stress always bad? Many people argue that sometimes stress is good for people. While some amount of stress is good, in this increasingly chaotic world, the workplace often leads to employee burnout. It damages their physical and emotional...
September 2, 2019
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Co-Worker Quotient: 10 Ways To Build Positive Relationships At Workplace
By: Maryam Rizwan We come across an assortment of people at our workplaces – managers, colleagues, team members, the staff. These daily interactions with them, however small, are great opportunities to develop strong relationships, and instill a sense of respect and belonging amongst workers. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Love and Belonging needs are...
September 2, 2019
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5 Steps Towards Building Successful Teams
By Maryam Rizwan “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle Employee work dynamics have changed globally for all organizations. From individual networking to collaborating in teams, the corporate world has transformed its needs and all organizations are grappling to transform with it. Building a successful team is more than just...
September 2, 2019
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5 Powerful Tips That Guarantee Project Management Success
By Maryam Rizwan Being a successful project manager is no easy feat. The job brings with itself many daunting challenges. These can be making sure projects are progressing at the targeted pace, if resources are being efficiently utilized, and evaluating the results to gauge their effectiveness and learn for the future. These loom over the...
September 2, 2019
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5 Myths That Make Grammar Difficult For You
By: Minhas Meghani, Communication Specialist and Senior Consultant, Learning Minds Imagine you want to build a house, but you only have blocks to build, without any cement, mud mortar or even paint. If you are missing these elements, will you be able to give your building a strong foundation or an aesthetic look? Communicating in...
August 30, 2019
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Top 9 Tips On Personal Grooming That Will Totally Help You
By Aimen Halai Have you been feeling self-conscious since a while now? Has it been hindering your growth and your ability to believe in yourself? Most people know within the first few seconds of meeting you whether they would like to do business with you or not, so it is safe to say that first...
July 25, 2019
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5 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Negotiation Skills
By: Naveed Ilyas Saya, Sales & Negotiation Specialist & Senior Consultant We all operate in an increasingly complex commercial and professional environment that requires us to negotiate on a daily basis. We don’t only negotiate with customers, clients, suppliers and contractors, but also with managers, fellow employees and colleagues within our own organization. No matter...
July 25, 2019
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5 Ways to Take Control of Your Workload
By Muneeba Samad, Client Facilitation Manager, Customized Trainings Whether you are trying to impress your manager or struggling for a promotion, it’s always hard to say NO to more work. After all, you want everyone to see you as hard working, competent, and flexible. Unfortunately, every new project you agree to take on comes with...
July 25, 2019
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6 Tips for Job Hunting in the Digital Age
Muneeba Haroon, Senior Consultant, Learning Minds The digital age has revolutionized the way things work. It has had its fair share of impact on ‘Job Hunting’ too. Employers are now constantly on the look out for better and more efficient ways to attract prospective employees. A huge contributor in this is also the pressure to...
July 25, 2019
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5 Ways to Boost The Level of Employee Self-Confidence At Workplace
By: Maryam Rizwan There seems to be a confidence crisis at workplaces these days. A few days ago, a co-worker told me that her boss had given her the responsibility of a big project. When asked what it was about, it felt as if she wasn’t so sure herself and felt like she wasn’t qualified...
July 25, 2019
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Top 7 Tips for Handling Change at Workplace
By: Muneeba Samad, Client Facilitation Manager, Customized Trainings Changes at workplace or living with job transitions can be very stressful. When there is a change, people want clear and strong direction. We all want to know the what, where, when, why, and then and of course how. Exactly, when we face the unknown, we start...
July 25, 2019
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5 Tips to make your Mom feel special on Mother’s Day
By: Syeda Zauwia Riaz – Manager Corporate Communications, Learning Minds This Mother’s Day let the special woman in your life know how much she means to you by showering her with love, affection and…thoughtful gifts. If you are struggling to find the perfect present for your mother, we’ve got a crazy cool list of ideas...
May 22, 2019
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How Leaders can make Real Impact
By Anum Bukhari, Manager, Consulting Solutions – Learning Minds Leaders who influenced, created ideas, created frames. Any idea should be able to get a much better idea. But a good idea is that a healthy seed should do more than just reproduce itself. As it grows (and affects), it must multiply over time. Influence occurs...
May 22, 2019
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Bite-sized Learning
By Saher Dharani, Client Facilitation Manager, Customized Trainings – Learning Minds With ever increasing information sources and ever decreasing attention spans, we have arrived at a point in time where every day we get to find something very new, very different and very unusual than before, and it may take even less than a second...
May 22, 2019
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8 Keys to Unlock Happiness at Work
By Darakhshan Rabdino, Client Facilitation Manager, Customized Trainings – Learning Minds Working with big organizations is what every individual dreams about. These big names have been at the forefront of being a motivating employer with perks. Organizations these days offer perks for employees that are the state of the art in benefits. Ever wondered why...
May 22, 2019
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If Happiness is a Choice? Why do People not Choose it?
By Syeda Zauwia Riaz, Manager Corporate Communications & PR – Learning Minds How is happiness a choice, you may ask. If someone treats you badly or when something unfortunate happens to you and you’re bombarded with pain, how do you choose to be happy? Most of us feel this way, don’t we? Throughout our lives,...
May 22, 2019
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Character is the Essence of Leadership
By Anam Zehra, GM, Client Services – Learning Minds Leadership has been defined in many different ways and hence it is one of the most well decorated term in management sciences that has created a perception that this role might be confined to some specific individuals and it’s not for all. Leadership though in its...
May 22, 2019
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7 Habits of Transformational Leaders
By Arif Pyarali, Senior Consultant & Trainer – Learning Minds As a corporate trainer in organizational development industry, I help manage change in organization, revive service culture and interact with people throughout the organization from trainees to HR managers to CEO’s. In my experience so far I have encountered some great leaders who have inspired...
May 22, 2019
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When to Give Feedback: 3 Leaders Rule
By Anum Bukhari, Manager Consulting Solutions “When” feedback often indicates the content or “what” of the feedback on colleagues, family, friends, and even strangers. Paying attention to “when” can increase the likelihood that feedback will provide you. Let’s give the leaders some rules to improve the “timing of feedback.” Rule #1-Evaluate the Audience When you pay...
May 22, 2019
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Women, Will and Work
By Shama Zindani, COO, Learning Minds March 2019 marks my 11th work anniversary at Learning Minds. It has been 13 years since I started my journey with my soulmate and business partner, Sohail Zindani. Being a working woman who has spent over a decade in the corporate world, I feel that women in the workforce...
March 8, 2019
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