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Altering Old Habits with Change Management

In life, the only constant is constant change. If a business does not adapt to the changes going on around it, it fails. Yet there is a disconnect in that humans are creatures of habit. We resist change even when we identify the changes are for the better. Being adaptable and embracing change management is an important soft skill in the modern workplace and perhaps one of the hardest to impart.  (more…)

How to Resolve Disputes: All it Takes is One Simple Skill (OK, Strike “Simple”)

Disputes within a company, either between two individuals or between rival teams or departments, can quickly turn into internal fights that are bad for everyone involved. If you want to help resolve them, you need to do something that is much harder than it sounds: You need to listen actively.  (more…)

3 Important Lessons While Monitoring & Controlling Processes

As your plan progresses you will be consistently monitoring how the original plan compares with your ongoing project. An action plan to correct, change and update the plan, will be necessary. How you simplify the collection of data, manage your deviations and decide how you will manage the updates, is vital to the overall result.
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Goal Keeping: The Right Mindset for Success

Would you consider yourself a good goal keeper? Goal keeping is an art that first and foremost necessitates the right mindset. It is more about how you think about problems, how to approach difficult situations rather than about what you do. Your mindset is the key element that will help you climb up the mountain and overcome obstacles.  (more…)

Career Planning & Development: Climb the Ladder of Success

Are you wondering what the fundamental factors for professional success are and how to plan and develop your career? Would you like to know how to set your goals? Or are you simply looking for ways to increase your reach and reputation online and land your ideal job via LinkedIn?  (more…)

Shaping a Successful Future: How to Discover and Visualise Your Goals

What do you want in life? Are you happy with your life right now?

Sometimes, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly we want to change in our lives. If you are finding yourself in this situation, you can also figure out what you want from doing the exact opposite: Think about what you don’t want. Brainstorming with the following questions will make it easier to visualise your goals.  (more…)

3 Essential Ingredients for Employee Engagement

Every company would like to have employees who are self-driven and engaged. But can you as an employer do anything to foster this desired behavior? Yes, of course you can. There’s a perfect recipe for it, and all you need are three ingredients: proactivity, challenge, and dedication.  (more…)

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…)