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Shaping A Successful Future: Inspirational Goal Setting

Have you been following your dreams? It all comes down to your priorities and what you would like to accomplish. To achieve your objectives, careful preparation and evaluation are required to pave the way for your success. But how do you set yourself goals that will inspire you to take action?  (more…)

Why Goals are Essential for a Successful Future

Do you ever feel like you lack direction? That you work hard but don’t seem to get anywhere worthwhile? Maybe this is because you haven’t spent enough time thinking about what you really want from life. If this is the case, then the process of setting yourself formal goals is ideal to help you figure out your future and motivate yourself to turn your vision of the future into reality.  (more…)

How to Successfully Resolve Conflicts in Your Company (2 of 2)

In the first part of this two-piece article, we looked at the characteristics, objectives, and basic rules of mediation. In this second part, you will learn what each stage of this process looks like.  (more…)

How to Successfully Resolve Conflicts in Your Company (1 of 2)

A company can only be successful if people work together and help each other out. Of course, disputes between colleagues can never be avoided entirely, but if they get out of hand, they can be toxic for your corporate culture.  (more…)

The Secret Sauce for More Productivity? Diversity!

Diversity at companies is more than just about “equal pay for equal work”, even more than about the fair and unprejudiced treatment of employees. Yes, it is all that, too – but having a diverse group of people on board has also become a business factor. Diversity means higher productivity, faster innovation – and therefore more success.  (more…)

Goal Keeping: Dealing with Your “Dragons”

Imagine you’re well on your journey towards completing a goal when suddenly a problem comes up – an unexpected roadblock that you don’t know how to overcome. These challenges, obstacles, or ’dragons’, as we might call them, may come in various shapes and sizes. Some are external in nature, some internal, but they have one thing in common: They always get in the way of you moving forward and achieving your goal.  (more…)

Employee Appraisals: Are They Any Useful? (Spoiler: Yes.)

Employee appraisals are very time consuming, for managers, for employees, and for HR. Therefore, you shouldn’t do them without questioning if they actually serve a true purpose, if really have a positive impact.  (more…)

Avoiding Conflicts with Employees: “Foresight is Better Than Hindsight”

If you are an HR specialist or a line manager and have had to deal with employee misconduct, you know how damaging such an internal conflict can be, not only to the employee in question but potentially to the entire company. It is, therefore, worth trying to avoid such occurrences from happening in the first place.  (more…)

International Business: Culture and the Global Organisation

Picture an international organisation: a large group of people involved in the international process. How does this collection of people, who are coming from very different cultural backgrounds, unite to accomplish the objectives of a single organisation?  (more…)

Improve Your Business’ Meeting Management Skills with Bookboon ’s eLibrary Solution

We accept that meetings are a normal part of business life. They are necessary for communication, for directions and decision-making. Yet it seems we attend too many meetings. They run on too long and a growing consensus is that they are rather a waste of time. Does this describe your business? If so, you may need to think about how it conducts meetings. The meeting management skill is one of the soft skills for managers and decision makers.

You don’t want to stop holding meetings, but you do need to cut back and make them more efficient? Bookboon can help you achieve efficiency by helping you to improve your meeting skills.  (more…)