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Self-advocacy: How to get what you want in the workplace

self-advocacy

Is there something you feel you deserve at work but don’t know how to ask for? Perhaps it’s a raise you feel you are due or a promotion to a more senior position or perhaps it’s simply to have your ideas heard. Regardless, achieving what you want in the workplace comes down to a few factors but one of the most important is your own self-advocacy.

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Become a great place to work through L&D

great place to work

What comes to mind when you think of a great place to work? For many employees, a great workplace depends on the company’s culture, the people they work with and their opportunities for growth within the organisation. Providing your employees with a culture that fosters productivity, communication, collaboration and development within and outside of their roles can all be achieved by adding L&D to your people strategy. Here are 6 reasons that investing in L&D will impact every area of a business and make your company a great place to work.  

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The 6 myths hiding the true value of L&D

L&D myths

Whether we have heard them from management or uttered them ourselves, there are many common phrases floating around the world of Learning & Development that are simply untrue. Because learning is too often seen as something that is ‘nice-to-have’ rather than an essential factor in a modern business, as an L&D manager, it can be difficult to encourage decision-makers to invest in the growth and development of an organisation’s employees but by debunking these myths, learning professionals can present the true value of L&D.  

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Sales skills: 5 ways to close the sale

Closing the sale. It’s the most integral and most difficult part of the sales process. There are a few natural salespeople in the world who seem to have inherited a god-given gift that enables them to close sales with ease, and never seem to struggle with their targets. For the rest of us, securing a deal requires more work. Here are 5 ways to close a sale.

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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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5 Time Management books you can’t miss

time management

Time. We all have the same amount of it during any given day but some of us struggle to manage it as well as others seem to. Time management is one of the most common struggles in the modern world of work but, luckily, Bookboon has you covered with our top 5 books on Time Management. Check them out and learn how to increase productivity, meet your goals and stop procrastinating. 

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5 solutions to ineffective time management

time management

Time flies. It is a simple truth. But managing that time effectively can be a difficult skill to master. The inability to use time effectively affects personal and professional productivity. That is why finding ways to increase the level of productivity is of vital importance.

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How to generate a cool idea for your essay in 5 steps

essay writing

Essays can be a real pain for a college student. You have to be original, creative, keep to a certain word count, use verified sources, etc. At the same time, your essay must be fresh and new, discussing important and profound topics that make people think. Sounds like a walk in the park, right?


We have all been there. If you are struggling with keeping up with all these requirements, we will make it easier on you by presenting these 5 steps to generate a cool idea for your essay.

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Why L&D is crucial to mental health at work

Sleep, exercise, work-life balance and a healthy diet. These are all well-known components of a lifestyle that promotes good mental health. Many workplaces invest in the mental wellbeing of their employees by providing services that encourage a healthy lifestyle such as discounts on fitness centres, cycling to work policies and working from home schemes. However, organisations tend to forget about one of the most impactful factors of the mental health of their employees: learning. 

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5 ways Positive Psychology can change your life

Positive Psychology, often referred to as the “Science of Happiness and Well-being”, is a fairly new academic area that looks at situations, emotions or actions that help individuals find meaning, purpose and a sense of accomplishment. Introducing some of the theories and practices that promote positive psychology can help individuals lead a more successful and flourishing life, both personally and professionally. Let’s look at 5 of them.

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