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5 useful techniques for enhancing your memory

The majority of people don’t trouble themselves to memorize lists, phone numbers, or birthdays of close friends. Why waste our time securing important information to memory if Facebook will remind you to wish your aunt and uncle a happy anniversary? Why should a journalist or a college essay writer need to remember any facts, dates, or terms when Google knows everything for you?

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Creative thinking: 4 essential creative thinking skills

creative thinking skillsInitiative, innovation, and inspiration are essential factors that keep a company moving onwards and upward and they are also all components of creative thinking. Creative thinking is a way of looking at a situation or problem and coming up with unique ideas or solutions to improve or solve it. Creative thinking is becoming an increasingly in-demand skill spanning across industries and, contrary to popular belief, can be learned. Here are 4 creative thinking skills to help you come up with your next groundbreaking idea.  (more..)

Creative thinking: 3 exercises for creativity at work

Creative thinkingGetting creative juices flowing can be difficult, especially today’s busy workplace. The ever-demanding yet, somehow, increasingly mundane reality of for many modern workers can stifle creativity, limit motivation, and induce the universally-feared writer’s block. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Many creatives experience these gaps in inspiration but, thankfully, there are plenty of solutions to strengthen your creative thinking and activate your imagination. Here are three ways to kick start your motivation, creative problem-solving and innovation.  (more..)

Coaching: The drama triangle and the role of the coach

the drama triangleTriangles have long been used as models for conflict resolution. The idea being that when two conflicting individuals are left alone, difficulty resolving said conflict can ensue but adding a third person to mediate can often relieve tension. In psychology, this 1968 model for social interaction has been used for therapy and counseling. But how can it apply to coaching today? (more..)

Emotional intelligence: 4 traits of Emotional Intelligence

emotional intelligenceWhen it comes to success in both your professional and personal life, there is one skill that will allow you to navigate any environment with ease: Emotional Intelligence. And the word is out among organisations. Many companies who were once largely focused on where new hires studied have learned that technical skills and a degree alone don’t equate to a successful employee. The way an employee conducts themself, expresses themself, and interacts with others are becoming increasingly important when it comes to hiring. We’ll look into 4 traits that make up an emotionally intelligent person.  (more..)

Thinking skills: 4 ways to be a thoughtful leader

leadership skillsOne may have been convinced by films’ depiction of managers that thoughtfulness and leadership do not go hand-in-hand but this is not the case. Thoughtful leadership is a widely successful leadership model throughout many industries. A thoughtful leader is, as the name may suggest, someone who thinks more than your average leader. Thoughtful leaders think about how an employee may be feeling, how their own decisions may impact their team members and how to best represent their team and their organisation. Let’s look at 4 ways to be a more thoughtful leader.  (more..)

Employee engagement: 6 things for managers to think about

employee engagementAs 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. 

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Design thinking: 5 ways to use it in employee training

design thinkingDesign Thinking is a process in which learning managers seek to understand users of learning programmes, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that were not immediately apparent.

Design Thinking provides a solution-focused approach to problem-solving. When it comes to employee training, incorporating design thinking can help to solve problems like maximizing learning, improving engagement, reducing drop-offs and managing attrition.

Design thinking is a solution-based approach to problem-solving. It requires that learners are placed at the center of all discussions. Here are 5 ways to use design thinking in employee training. (more..)

Learn about the power and potential of your brain

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The brain is the most powerful organ humans possess. Although we all have a hugely powerful potential offered by our brain, we spend very little practicing our thinking skills. We believe that thinking is either a natural function or  that the great thinkers among us are gifted. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Everyone has the ability to improve our brains’ under-used potential.

Do you want to get to know your brain better? Then let’s take a look at some astonishing facts about this powerful organ.

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