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    • Author Carlijn Dreijer
    Yesterday you said today

    How do you handle deadlines? Are you always done in plenty of time? Great! Or are you more like me, racing against the clock with an increased heart rate to get your work done at the last moment? The tips below will help you become more effective today, and you'll have enough time left over to do fun things without feeling guilty.

    Career change: how can I find out what I REALLY want?

    Everyone around you seems to have the perfect job. But you? You haven't been so lucky. You no longer get satisfaction from your work. Your job is consuming too much of your energy. You have to drag yourself out of bed in the morning. You want something different: a new job, a boost to your career, more pleasure in your work, and... lots more. But you quickly lose your courage. Because, what exactly do you want?

    • Author Carry Petri
    Life's a party, but you have to do the decorating yourself.

    Having difficulty saying "no" isn't always a consequence of not being assertive enough. In my case,  I simply like doing doing stuff – or at least find it challenging – and enjoy being involved in everything. Do you identify with this? Then keep reading!

    • Author Rini Roerig
    Finding your passion. Nonsense or goal?

    The word "passion" may be a big and captivating term that doesn't mean much to you. But for me it was a challenge. The search for that very personal interpretation of what passion could mean to a person – especially in his or her normal, everyday life.

    • Author Fenno Moes
    Difficult people. How can I become one?

    How often do you hear people start a sentence with "Sorry, I don't mean to be difficult, but..."? But what would happen if you actually were difficult? 

    • Author Rosanne Weerd
    Changes at work: fear or progress?

    Changes at work. As a start-up company, that's something we at New Heros can't avoid. We go down unknown paths, jump over hurdles, decide to go left and then have to switch gears and go right, we turn around, and we start again. However changes are not a matter of course for every company. And not everyone deals as well with them.

    • Author Lily Dorland
    Feedback? That only leads to problems!

    You may have been in situations when you would have liked to have given feedback but didn't. Or you didn't respond as delicately as you would have liked to, due to nerves. Read here all about limiting thoughts when giving feedback.

    • Author Amanda Zweers
    Six tips to rock your first day at work

    You made it! You've been hired and are ready to start your new job. You're really looking forward to it, but you also have some insecurities. How can you be sure to make a good impression? What will you wear? What are your new coworkers like? Here some tips to help get you through your first day and the period thereafter.

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