As a leader, showing employees they are valued by encouraging them to take charge of their own learning encourages them to engage in upskilling both within and outside of their roles. But inspiring busy employees to engage in their own learning is easier said than done.
With employee engagement, a little thoughtfulness goes a long way. Here are 6 things to think about when it comes to engaging employees.
Teamwork is not simple but can be a very effective way to achieve a company’s vision. Teamwork inspires new ideas, creates synergy and promotes individual and company-wide growth. No two teams are alike. Some team members work well together while others butt heads. Although team members vary massively, the journey a team takes to become a successful working unit can be broken down into 4 stages. (more…)
As 2019 begins, organisations find themselves at a strange time in terms of how information is exchanged. Despite being more digitally connected than ever, young employees are beginning to lose touch with one of their most fundamental human skills: communication. By making it too easy to be virtually social, millennials are losing the ability to connect and communicate in the real world and in the workplace – something they simply can’t afford to lose as they begin their careers. What young employees need from their managers now, more than ever, is access to the tools that will help them actively improve their interpersonal skills. (more…)
A mindful approach to leadership is very effective for a successful manager in the modern business world. The idea of what a leader looks like has heavily altered from the authoritarian, controlling manager who sits in an office behind a glass wall we once imagined. Leaders today inspire, motivate, manage and lead by example.
Mindful leadership is an opportunity for leaders to explore a new way of doing business in a cut-throat environment that no longer dishonours our integrity and helps us create a greater life balance. Mindful leadership is a modern art form. Let’s take a look at what this art looks and sounds like in the real world. (more…)
You may think of a sales presentation as a formal talk given in front of a room full of the company you are hoping to land as a new customer. Just you, armed with your PowerPoint and laser pointer, facing the room of decision-makers, hoping to land the sale. While it’s true that this is a form of one, a sales presentation actually occurs anytime that you interact with a potential or existing customer. In Bangladesh, it is very common to also give a sales presentation via the phone or by email. You are continually representing yourself, your product, and your organisation when you call, write to, or speak to your customers. Learning to do so well will help you make effective, successful sales presentations. (more…)
Coaching has become increasingly popular over the last few years with many people becoming interested in developing their skills to coach others. Enabling individuals to decide what they want to do, to be and to have, assisting them to set goals and developing the mindset and behaviours to reach these goals is very rewarding. (more…)
Interpersonal skills. You use them every day without even knowing it. We use interpersonal skills when we communicate and interact with people both personally and professionally. But what are these skills? And why are they so important? (more…)
An old NY Times survey revealed those asked, felt speaking in front of colleagues followed by speaking in front of strangers were both more to fear that death itself! When it comes to your pounding heart, sweaty palms and shaky knees, when you present, the best solution still seems to be, “Practice makes perfect”. But is that enough? (more…)
Did you know that speech only accounts for 10% of your ability to communicate a message? There is a lot more to good communication skills than just words. In fact, the biggest and most crucial influence on how you are perceived comes from your non-verbal communication at almost 70 percent. So, how do you improve your communication skills? (more…)
Did you know that roughly one third of the world’s population are classed as introverts? That’s a huge number! Quite simply, this means that a third of people tend to exhibit similar characteristics when it comes to social interaction. Introverts often think carefully before talking, prefer their own company to being in a large group, and tend not to speak up in meetings.
They will also avoid confrontation at all costs, and can have difficulty saying ‘no’ – particularly at work! However, when it comes to business, introverts have a unique range of strengths which are all too easy to overlook. (more…)