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Emotional Intelligence Versus IQ

There was a time when the only factor that was considered while labeling someone ‘smart’ or not was his or her IQ or Intelligence Quotient. This is a score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to assess intelligence. IQ scores are used as predictors of educational achievement, special

Quitting your Job to Start your Own Company

  • Posted On December 6, 2013
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Quitting your job and starting your own company

This is a thought that crosses most peoples minds at some point in their lives. Some act on it, others don’t. So what is the barrier that seems to stand between the thought and action? Mostly, fear. Fear of failure, fear of losing

What makes a training interesting

  • Posted On December 4, 2013
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What makes a workshop, training or seminar interesting?

Too often people walk out of a workshop/training feeling underwhelmed. They don’t feel like that they’ve learnt something new or useful, they feel that it was a waste of their time. The key word to take away is the ‘feeling’. Participants in any

Self study or attend class?

  • Posted On December 4, 2013
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Self study versus attending a workshop

It’s a question a lot of learners ask themselves and training providers. A difficult one to give a blanket response. While the content may be the same in both offerings, the answer really lies in the individuals learning style. Worskhops are structured in nature. The

Exam Jitters

  • Posted On December 4, 2013
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What to do about Exam Jitters, especially when you are over 30?

After interacting with hundreds of test takers for exams such as PMP certification in Malaysia, wherein the average age is 35, we have collected a set of best practices that anyone planning to take an exam should be aware

Do Professional Certifications Matter: a Case Study from Malaysia

  • Posted On December 3, 2013
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In this study commissioned by iKompass, correlations between certifications and salary are explored. The study group was made of 127 people who were involved in taking up different certifications such as PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, Cloud certification, CCNA etc.
For a small country such as Malaysia that has no natural

Forget Privacy. This is what the Big Boys want you to believe

  • Posted On December 2, 2013
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“Privacy is over. Get used to it” is often attributed to Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun. Is he right? The statement by Scott McNealy when interpreted as individuals having no choice but to assign very little value to personal privacy lends to the notion that individuals do not value