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How to strengthen your young employees’ communication skills  

learning and developmentAs 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…)

How to improve soft skills in your workplace in Bangladesh

soft skills trainingOver the last few years, Bangladeshi businesses have begun to put more focus on soft skills training. With events and organisations centred around soft the importance of interpersonal skills, Bangladesh is moving towards a soft skills savvy workforce. Interpersonal skills, employability skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial development have become more important to organisations than ever before. The Learning and Development industry is growing and so is the need for information on soft skills training for leaders and managers.  Here are four ways to train your employees in soft skills.  (more…)

Teamwork skills: 4 myths about teamwork

teamwork skillsBuilding and leading a successful team is akin to taking a journey. Members of the team should experience it together but the teamwork journey is tricky for leaders to map. In fact, there is, for some managers, significant unlearning of the habits and processes they use in their everyday leadership. Especially as there is a lot of misinformation surrounding what team management looks like (Take “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM for example). Let’s look at four common teamwork myths and try to debunk them. (more…)

4 soft skills definitions

soft skillsBookboon author Manmohan Joshi defines soft skills as the personal character traits or qualities each of us has. He says that these skills make us who we are, generally encompassing our attitudes, habits and how we interact with other people. They refer to abilities that make people better employees and open doors for many opportunities that are not directly related to the subject matter of their jobs. In other words, soft skills refer to a person’s ability to relate to others, to get him/her and others organised, to communicate in written, spoken or other forms. Here are three more soft skills definitions:  (more…)

Why a third of UK workers did not learn new skills last year

training and developmentLess than half of British workers have access to training materials to develop the workplace skills they need.  

According to a 2019 report based on research by City & Guilds Group, British workers are being denied critical opportunities to up-skill for the future.  (more…)

6 reasons we procrastinate

why we procrastinate‘I’m definitely going to stop procrastinating. As soon as I get around to it.’

How many times have you begun your week full of good intentions, swearing you won’t let yourself be distracted and that you’ll get things done only to find that you’re spending time mindlessly scrolling Facebook, falling into a Youtube spiral, or worse, reading blogs about time management… 
How is that possible? You swear you just want to get your work done and yet you keep on getting distracted. Turns out, you’re pretty good at procrastinating. There are many reasons we procrastinate. Let’s look at 6:  (more…)

Interpersonal skills explained

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…)

Simple Presentation Confidence Building Techniques

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…)

Leadership skills: 6 powerful quotes from famous leaders

What makes a great leader? Above all, a leader is a role model. Great leaders are measured not by their wealth, success, or position but by their words and actions. The best tool a manager can possess is a solid set of communication skills. New York Times bestseller, John Maxwell, known for his many books on leadership, said: “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”. Managers “connect” with the people they lead.

 

Here are 5 more powerful quotes on how to be a successful leader (more…)

What is personal development?

Almost as if the clue is in the name, personal development is a very personal journey. The skills one individual would like to improve or develop won’t be the same as those of the next person.

Let’s look at some of the most common personal skills people look to develop. (more…)