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Change management: Why your personal development plan should focus on this important business skill

change management

The world we live in today is in a constant state of change. So much so that much of the technology powering the products and services we rely on today will likely be obsolete in only a few years’ time. Although change leads to innovation, when today’s consistent shifting bleeds into the workplace, it can cause some stress and discomfort for an organisation’s employees. While technology faces change by adapting and upgrading, for today’s workers, the key to staying afloat in the ever-changing modern workplace is to take the same approach by improving and developing the soft skills associated with managing change. This means that it is paramount that L&D professionals include these important skills in the personal development plans of their employees and managers.  

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Stress management: 3 ways to deal with back to work stress

stress management

So, you’re back from your work holidays? You walk into the office feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. You switch on your computer and all of a sudden a rush of stress comes over you. You scroll through the many emails you missed in your absence, suddenly remember your upcoming deadlines and watch your ‘to-do’ list grow. Have no fear, we’ve been there before and we’ve got 3 stress-busting tips to make your first day back a breeze.

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Communication skills: 5 key steps to Active Listening

Have you ever been telling a story only to discover that, halfway through what you believed was fascinating information, the person to whom you were speaking to is seemingly not actually paying attention to what you are saying? As annoying as this may be perhaps you have also been on the other end and have spent less time listening to a friend’s story and more time coming up with your next interjection in the conversation. Both of these situations are examples of times in which one party is not actively listening to the other.

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Signs of a toxic relationship with a boss

Most professionals have worked under good bosses, bad bosses and everything in between. However, there are a few habits that form between some leaders and their employees that can be unhealthy and unfair. Here are 5 signs you’re in a toxic relationship with your boss.

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Why every L&D manager should consider a Bookboon eLibrary

Looking for an online solution that allows employees to learn at the point of need? Look no further. With Bookboon’s bite-sized e-books for employee effectiveness and soft skills your employees can implement tomorrow what they’ve learned today.

By making our platform incredibly easy to use and only publishing industry-leading experts, Bookboon boasts some of the highest usage rates in the digital learning sector.

Whether you’re looking for content to fill your current LMS, a new cost-effective learning platform to add to your learning mix or a means to create a proactive learning culture, Bookboon’s eLibrary might be the perfect fit for your learning needs. Installing Bookboon on your current LMS, intranet or as a standalone platform takes only minutes.

Get a taste of our e-books and download a free copy now of Bookboon’s “21st Century Corporate Learning & Development” by Prof. Dr. Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer at McKinsey & Co.

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Are you trying too hard?

The human mind works in two parts, the conscious part and the subconscious part. Both parts constantly work. While we are pretty much aware of the existence and power of our consciousness, the real forces and power within our subconscious mind remain well hidden – even though the subconscious mind has a huge impact on us when it comes to achieving our goals. Read this blog and learn more about it.   (more..)





The Connection between Good Time Management and Good Health

It’s all about health! People are becoming more aware of their general health and want to adopt new habits to live a happier and healthier life. However, many people struggle to achieve the lifestyle balance they want. This is caused by the issue that many people don’t know about the impact their time management has on this process. Read this article if you want to learn how to make a difference. (more..)





How to Improve Your Motivation

Motivation is essential in order to reach goals. Most people are very aware of their goals and know what they need to do in order to achieve them. But the gap between knowing what to do and end up doing so can be vast. Learn more about the reasons why we struggle to motivate ourselves, by reading this blog.

 

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Adding Humour to Participation

 

We tend to take ourselves way too seriously and associate humour at work with unprofessionalism. In this blog you are going to learn how to implement humour at your work place and to use it as a key to success. (more..)