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Do Your Employees Blame Others for Their Mistakes?

Soft skill "personal accountability": Everybody has a part to play and if one is not functioning, the whole suffers. Soft skill “personal accountability”: Everybody has a part to play and if one is not functioning, the whole suffers.

The modern workplace is highly competitive. Some employees want to get ahead, some want other recognition and others want to know that their job is secure. Nobody wants to be blamed when it goes wrong. Do you work in a culture where employees blame everybody else? A lack of accountability in your workplace could be costing you time and money.  (more…)

4 Reasons Why Your Employees Should Use E-Learning Tools

Your company’s success depends on a skilled workforce - E-Learning is the key! Your company’s success depends on a skilled workforce – E-Learning is the key!

In a time where change and adaptation are key to growth, a company can only maintain its competitive edge if it continuously invests in the know-how of its employees, so they can keep on top of current market trends, best practices and technologies. E-learning solutions are a great help for HR managers struggling to stay ahead of the game despite sensitive budgets.  (more…)

Transforming Your Leadership with Mindfulness

To tackle today’s leadership challenges we need a new approach - can an ancient eastern philosophy be our answer? To tackle today’s leadership challenges we need a new approach – can an ancient Eastern philosophy be our answer?

In the last twenty years, our leadership vocabulary and expectations have changed dramatically as businesses look for a competitive edge, where price and service are rarely differentiators.

Leaders are straining under the pressure of delivering results, employee satisfaction and service, resulting in an exhausted population who are vital pillars to our commercial world.  We must respond with a fresh approach to bring them back to strength, offering new tools to master their leadership challenges. (more…)

Interpersonal Skills: Why They are Crucial for Your Company’s Success

Why and how you should develop the interpersonal skills of your employees. Why and how you should develop the interpersonal skills of your employees.

There is a critical shortage in soft skills in businesses. One of the most important is interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate effectively, to listen, hear, speak and write is something lacking today. Poor communication can destroy any relationship, and this is just as true in the workplace as it is in a personal relationship. Take action now and your business can take advantage of an improved working environment.  (more…)

Soft Skill Creativity: An Underrated Skill?

How does creativity manifest itself in the work environment? How does creativity manifest itself in the work environment?

When we think of creativity, we tend to think of people exploring their artistic side through music, art and writing. When we think about creativity as a job skill, we tend only to consider jobs in the creative industries such as art & design and promotion. Yet we all use creativity every day, and it’s become a vitally important tool in our arsenal of soft skills. Now, there is a comprehensive way that you can develop your employees’ soft skills such as creativity.  (more…)

Interview with Dr. Chris Tisdell: One of Bookboon’s Most Popular Authors

Find out why the author desided to create YouTube Workbooks instead of the classic textbook formats. Find out why the author decided to create YouTube Workbooks.

Dr. Chris Tisdell is one of Bookboon’s most popular authors, with his eBooks reaching over 10 million people in 200 countries. His passion for learning and innovative approach to online education have inspired a worldwide audience to understand mathematics and gain the quantitative skills needed for their future careers. Here you can read the full interview… (more…)

5 Steps to Successfully Managing Your Online Reputation

Your reputation determines the success or failure of your professional life. Thus, reputation management is essential – for businesses and private individuals. Your reputation determines the success or failure of your professional life. Thus, reputation management is essential – for businesses and private individuals.

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” (Warren Buffett)

Trust, credibility, respectability and reputation are the most valuable assets a person or company can possess. Your online reputation shapes your professional success as your presence on the internet, your publicity, is often the first thing that people find out about you. Before using a company’s services, 95 % of people consult the internet and 72 % trust reviews online. Once your online reputation is damaged, you will lose money and opportunities, and it is very difficult to mitigate the negative effects and redress a trust deficit. (more…)

Ability to “Work Under Pressure”: Not Just Business Jargon

Are your employees  really able to work under pressure? Are your employees really able to work under pressure?

2008, the year of the most recent financial crash, was a pivotal year in many ways. A period of high employment came to an end; cutbacks, redundancies, and department abolition followed. “Consolidation” and “downsizing” came next. For those who didn’t lose their jobs, a new reality materialised – doing more work for the same pay.  (more…)

Job Search: Tips for Graduates Looking for Employment

Find helpful tips to prepare your application in order to land the job you are looking for. Find helpful tips to prepare your application in order to land the job you are looking for.

Job searching is one of the usual goals after graduation. It may seem so simple and easy, but as you go along, it can also be stressful. Not everyone gets the job they applied for instantly. Most of the time, this is the problem of fresh graduates. At first, they’re so eager that they will do anything to get a job, but once they failed on their first application, they tend to lose hope and become less aggressive.

This shouldn’t be the case. Here are some tips for a successful job search.  (more…)

Is Mindful Leadership the Right ‘Leadership’ for Today’s World?

Read the next blog article from Paul Mudd's series on mindfuless. Read the next blog article from Paul Mudd’s series on mindfulness.

In this next blog in the series, we take a look at mindfulness and leadership and ask, ‘Is mindful leadership modern leadership?’ and ‘Is it the right leadership for today’s world?’.  (more…)