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Last updated: 06/08/2019

Development Articles

We firmly believe that people should always look to grow and develop. It doesn't matter how old you are, where you are in your career or whether you're looking to do it in your office time or free time.  Whether you're looking for personal development tips (for example, how to get better at communication) or professional development tips (for example, how to manage project risks) we hope ...
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Last updated: 05/08/2019

High Performance Professional Development Plan

Every organisation understands that a learning culture is one that yields the greatest employee loyalty, happiness and ultimately productivity. Professional development focuses on acquiring more knowledge and skills related to your career, and applies to everyone in the organisation from new employees to the CEO.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How To Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

We make decisions everyday that affect our lives to a great extent. Be it in a personal or a professional context, you can never deny the significance and the necessity of good decision making. Critical thinking helps us to find any flaw, if it exists, in our decision making process and helps us to reach a better outcome by eliminating those flaws. 

Read this article and learn how to improve your critical thinking skills.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How to improve your emotional intelligence at work

Employers now seek much more than technical expertise in those they hire. Among the soft skills they look out for, emotional intelligence is always likely to be among the top three.

Learning to read and recognise emotions isn't easy, but if you don't have time for a full course, why not try these quick ways to train yourself on-the-job?

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Last updated: 17/03/2016

10 skills to improve while you're bored at work

Bored at work? Many would envy you for it, but you're probably not having the best time. So don't sit there idle twiddling your thumbs - get a bit creative and take the chance to learn something new or develop an existing skill.

Here are 10 suggestions that will cure you of your boredom but also help you grow both personally and professionally.

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Last updated: 06/08/2019

10 qualifications you can go global with

In a highly globalised and inter-connected world, progressing in your career and landing that dream job may increasingly require you to relocate to a different city or country.

The question is: do you have the qualifications that will help you stand out from the crowd in the eyes of international recruiters?

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Last updated: 30/03/2016

Finding the power in your communication

Power gravitates towards those who communicate well. But communication is about more than choosing the right words - it's about appearance, tone of voice, body language and the kind of impression you are ultimately able to make.

The good news is that you can teach yourself to be a better communicator: all you need is a good dose of self-reflection and a few tricks of the trade.

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Last updated: 22/04/2016

4 reasons why taking a course is better than watching a YouTube video

Now that we have an instructional YouTube video for virtually any topic under the sun, we can just forget about training altogether, right?

Wrong. Though employees may think that they can learn everything they need to from a YouTube video (or Google search), we have at least 4 reasons why that's not the case.

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Last updated: 30/03/2016

Presenting with Confidence – Handling Presentation Nerves

Delivering a good presentation requires excellent content, structure and technique, but also the ability to handle nerves and convey information with confidence.

It's not easy, but knowing a few tricks of the trade is a great place to start. In this article, Philip Moon of ProSeminar International emphasises the importance of good preparation and a positive 'inner-dialogue'.

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Last updated: 30/03/2016

The keys to making distance learning a success

Online and distance learning courses are a convenient and cost-effective way to focus on your professional development, but only if you take full advantage of what they have to offer.

Here are a few practical tips to make sure you get the return you are after on your training investment.

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U.K. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's second annual U.K. L&D Report!

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