There are a number of soft skills that are important in the 21st century workplace. Some, such as the soft skill self-confidence, you may not have considered as important. We all know what confidence is, but how many truly value it? What does it mean to have confidence in real terms? Are there measurable benefits? Yes, there are. Bookboon has a great solution to encourage confidence in your employees to make them feel better and become a great asset to your business. (more…)
Become your own superhero – How to be successful despite yourself.
Strengths and superheroes: Growing up, we are introduced to several superheroes which we often idolize, even as we grow older. We tend to imitate them too and imagine all kinds of scenarios. As adults, however, we somehow choose to ignore this imagination, and that’s our biggest mistake. Why not turning your imagination into reality? Why not be your own superhero and learn how to be successful with the way you are?
Every person has their own talents and skills. To help you find out the things that you are good at and that would make you successful, here are 5 easy steps to maximize your strengths.
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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Passion, as what the dictionary says, is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for doing something. It is the very thing that makes you feel happy, the one that will motivate you to become the very best you can be. If you know your passion and have the opportunity to do it in your life or in work, climbing the ladder of success will be a lot easier. Everyday will be like a child’s play day, without getting tired at all.
However, even if passion is realized, not every person becomes successful. This is due to the many unnecessary thoughts and things that come on their way as they try to achieve their goals. Being able to overcome those things will help one come up with their expected output – success. So, how are we able to utilize our passion well to lead us on the right path to success? Here are four easy tips.
This is a guest post by regular contributor Karl Burgher.
Leadership can be quite simple to chat about—be decisive, be humble, care for your folks, etc. however; implementation is by far more complex. True leadership can require an enormous amount of humble connection, confidence, and credibility and requires that you always have those you lead in mind first setting aside most self serving motives. Some folks seem to be naturals; perhaps they grew up looking after others, or were dropped into situations that taught them how to represent “the people” or “their peers” at an early age. Most of us however, have to learn how to lead and how to manage. If you have compassion and empathy for people then you can learn to do both well. The eBook Volunteering can help as there is no role more difficult that leading volunteers into action. Today we focus on the 3 “C’s” of Leadership taking off from our last post – Leadership vs. Management. (more…)
This is an article by Bookboon author Midgie Thompson.
January is the typical time of year for goal setting. We will continue this Give Yourself a Boost series on the goal setting theme to help you set goals and boost your confidence. Catch up on the series’ first article here.
The key to goal setting and confidence building is that you can give yourself a pat on the back when you achieve each goal, and acknowledge an achievement. This helps you feel good about yourself, which then helps you feel more confident. (more…)
This is an article by Bookboon author Paul Brisk.
It’s that time of the year when New Year’s resolutions have been made and often relate to taking a fresh look at our jobs and taking stock of where we are going. Most importantly, we stop to see whether our current values and aspirations are being fulfilled.
We spend the majority of our time at work, so it’s vital that we are happy with what we are doing.
If a decision is made at this point that we need a fresh challenge, with or without additional responsibilities, the key driver in finding that position is a strong and meaningful CV. (more…)
This is an article by Bookboon author Midgie Thompson.
We could all benefit from a boost of confidence from time to time, regardless of how much confidence we normally have in our lives. Even though we may normally feel quite confident in many aspects of our lives, setbacks, stress and negative feedback can have an impact that make us wobble a bit.
In this first in a series of blog posts, I will present some bite-sized strategies to help give yourself a boost of confidence. (more…)
Ceci est un article de Kurt Larsson.
Plus vous travaillez votre langage corporel, plus vous découvrirez la quantité d’information à observer et utiliser. Si vous souhaitez mieux comprendre le langage corporel de quelqu’un ou combien d’information inconscience vous êtes en train d’émettre, vous serez heureux de lire que ce n’est pas si difficile que ça !
Par exemple, apprendre à lire le langage corporel vous permet de : (more…)
This is a guest blog by Kurt Larsson.
The more you work with body language training the more you will become aware of how much information is available to observe and use. If you want to better read someone’s body language or if you are realizing how much unconscious information you are broadcasting, you will be happy to read that there really are very few secrets.
For instance, learning to read body language allows you to: (more…)