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How to Write Emails That Get Responses

Waiting for people to reply to your emails? Here's some help... Waiting for people to reply to your emails? Here’s some help…

Are your emails arousing urgency or are they falling flat? Type some life back into your emails with these actionable tips.  (more…)

Decision Making: Without This Soft Skill, Nothing Will Get Done

Foster a “decision making” culture! Foster a “decision making” culture!

What soft skills do businesses most value? Is it empathy? Flexibility? Perhaps it is a “can do” attitude? What value do you place on decision-making? We all make decisions every day – in the workplace and at home.

Some people do not have the confidence to make the big decisions, feeling they will be blamed if it goes wrong. Many people simply want to get their heads down, do their work and go home. However, this approach can be damaging to your business. You need to encourage employees to think about the rewards as well as the risks. There is a simple solution to this.  (more…)

How Business Benefits by Eliminating Organisational Conflicts

How does your organisation channel conflict to a positive conclusion? How does your organisation channel conflict to a positive conclusion?

Organisational behaviour that displays as conflict within your establishment may bring dissatisfaction to both employees and customers. How you observe conflict between individuals, or among employees and the board of directors, reflects upon the way you seek to resolve issues. How can you help reduce conflict in your workplace while balancing the need for people to speak out and feel they are a genuine part of your decision making process?  (more…)

Time Management: Budget Your Time – It’s More Important Than Money!

Time to be productive!  Develop your time management skills. Here is why and how... Time to be productive! Develop your time management skills. Here is why and how…

When you lose all your money, you can always earn more. But when you lose all your time, there is no more to earn. When your time is gone, you’re gone. Time is your most precious resource. Budget it well.  (more…)

Cyberterrorism: How to Protect Yourself Online

We are increasingly dependent on digital technologies and the internet. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to protect ourselves against cybercrime and cyberterrorism. We are increasingly dependent on digital technologies and the internet. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to protect ourselves against cybercrime and cyberterrorism.

The internet, vast and complex as it is, presents a plethora of opportunities for people and companies, and has become an essential part of our society, our personal lives and our work. The majority of people use it every day to communicate or gather information, use social media networks, shop, book holidays and business trips, access bank accounts, get the latest news, and of course, for work purposes, too.

However, since we increasingly rely on digital technology and the internet, we become vulnerable to cybercrime and cyberterrorism. Preventive and security measures are often severely lacking such as the protection of our tablets, smartphones, and computers using suitable software and safe passwords. (more…)

It’s Official: Mindfulness Boosts Business Performance!

Mindfulness is not about zoning out, but zooming in – it’s paying attention in the present moment and decluttering the brain to make room for creativity– and in business that can mean boosting the bottom line. Mindfulness is not about zoning out, but zooming in – it’s paying attention in the present moment and decluttering the brain to make room for creativity– and in business that can mean boosting the bottom line.

In this blog in the series, ‘What Can Mindfulness Do For Me’ we ask, ‘Why is Mindfulness being called the new secret weapon for business?’  (more…)

Soft Skills: “Emotional Regulation” is Key to Professionalism

Emotional regulation may not be the first attribute that comes to mind when thinking about soft skills. But this soft skill IS important. Emotional regulation may not be the first attribute that comes to mind when thinking about soft skills. But this soft skill IS important.

There is a recognised shortage of soft skills in the workplace. Today, business leaders crave attributes such as the ability to work under pressure, keeping calm, and effective teamwork. One soft skill has been overlooked for too long. It is key to coherence and teamwork: it is emotional regulation. We all find it easy to let our emotions run away with us, but as you will see, it is unproductive for individuals and for groups.  (more…)

5 Useful Tips for Dealing with Online Criticism

Online criticism needs to be handled carefully to avoid reputational damage. Online criticism needs to be handled carefully to avoid reputational damage.

It’s a jungle out there. For all its uses and potential, the internet is not a place where politeness and amiability are among the most popular values. Millions of people share their opinions across a multitude of social communication channels wordwide and many of them do not mince matters.  (more…)

How to Assess Your Organisation’s Morale and Job Satisfaction

Stop low morale and enhance your employees' job satisfaction. Stop low morale and enhance your employees’ job satisfaction.

Your employee’s morale and job satisfaction is checked by customers assessing your organisational behaviour with every communication they encounter within your business/non-profit enterprise. High morale offers many advantages over low morale, from boosting profits and owning individual responsibility where it counts. How can you spot it, deal with it and seal it for customer approval?  (more…)

Find the Right Job Advertisements for You!

Find out HOW and WHERE to search for the right job. Find out HOW and WHERE to search for the right job.

Are you a graduate looking for employment? When preparing your CV, one of the most important things to consider is its alignment to the job you are applying for. Creating a CV that is not related to the job advertisement is a waste of time on your part and of the person who will scan or read it. It is an important aspect to read the job descriptions first before submitting your documents. This will surely save lots of time and effort when applying for a job.  (more…)