Work-Life Balance: The Case for Taking a Vacation

Work-life balance is a favorite topic among millennials. It's the one thing that you apparently have to sacrifice if you want to get ahead in your career. I know this for a fact; in the past, I've even worked with ultra-competitive young professionals who discourage others from taking time off from work. I used to share their point of view until I started experiencing heart burns and...

Five Tips on How to Improve Your Writing

Regardless of your profession, it’s an absolute must to have good writing skills. Whether you’re a doctor, an HR professional, a software developer, or a marketing manager, you will have to communicate your ideas and cascade information in an effective manner. Given our highly connected workplaces, most of this communication takes place online. Not a day goes by without us having to...

4 Morning Habits for a Better Work Day

This morning, I was stuck in traffic for almost two hours. Being used to a 30-minute commute to work, I was understandably aggravated by the morning traffic jam in Manila. This is an all-too-familiar story with professionals in Manila. So why even talk about it? Because we need to be aware of how much productive time is being wasted on our morning commute. More importantly, I realized...