There is no such thing as instant leadership. Leadership is like a plant. It needs nourished and watered and fed to help it to grow. The best leaders recognise that to grow as a leader you must have a thirst for new knowledge, new concepts and new ways of working.
How do we keep everyone engaged and motivated in today’s workplace? This is a key question for every manager and every leader at every level in the workplace.John Dewey, one of America’s most profound philosophers, said that the deepest urge in human nature is ''the desire to feel important.''
In today’s workplace outstanding performance is no longer enough – particularly if you want to progress your career or represent your company in the very best light. Image and visibility are now essential components of both career and business success. You are a brand and you need to know what your brand stands for.
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.
Bidding, tendering, pitching are all important elements of winning work. Being able to write persuasively, really getting to the heart of customer's requirements and compelling them to decide in your favour is a real skill. Sarah Amery provides insight from 20 years of bidding for Big 4 firms, international engineering consultancies as well as smaller, private organisations.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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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