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Business attire is certainly not only an important topic for men, but also for the ladies. With dual expectations for women in power situations - being feminine and powerful at the same time - chances are that you find yourself questioning your wardrobe choices' ability to meet both criteria. While it's safe to say that women have more options to put together an individualized business wardrobe then men, there are also more stumbling blocks involved.
There is certainly a fair amount on attire advice available online, some more focused on classic chic like the suggestions in the video, other advice much more controversial. For example, this gallery compiles many fashionista options for ladies' business attire and is not too shy to suggest leo-printed heels. Our advice on the matter: err on the side of caution, but don't be afraid to make a statement with your feminine equivalent to a red power-tie.
Get to wear a suit on a regular basis? Feeling comfortable dressing up? Both certainly applies to all eMUN-fellows. Nevertheless, we are sure there will be some new insights for you when reading this - get ready for suiting up in 2014!
As Christmas is approaching, here are some thoughts on self-control.
Many things can tax our self-control: be it keeping in check the urge to devour tons of gingerbread, or trying hard to remain professional and to use all those rules of procedure, that diplomatic language, etc. etc.
Psychological research shows that our self-control is a bit like a muscle: use it a lot, and it’ll need to take a rest to replenish. While our self-control is ‘depleted’, we are prone to making pretty bad decisions, and giving in to those influences that require self-control to keep in check (for example, over-eating on Lebkuchen and Dominostein).
How can you give your self-control muscle a boost, to make it grow to the size of this owl’s (see below) self-control? Self-affirmation!
Self-affirmation is like a highly effective energy drink for your self-control: think about why you’re doing what you’re doing, why this re-affirms your personal values, and why it’s your goal to do as you are doing. That will help you to continue to exercise self-control, to make good decisions, and to continue to keep those influences that require self-control in check.
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