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/Rachel Matthews What are soft skills and why do you need them?

What are soft skills and why do you need them?
Monday November 24, 2014

Soft skills refer to a range of skills which many people feel are intangible, unmeasurable or “cut and dried”. They are things such as personality traits, communication, personal habits, relationship skills and more. They are perceived to be soft because they find it harder to define, but in my view soft skills are the oil in the engine. They leverage hard skills and help you to get infinitely more results.

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/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part two

Top tips for leaders – part two
Friday November 21, 2014

This is the second blog in my series listing the top 50 issues a leader has to consider. Being a leader is a complex role. It’s about setting an example, determining a strategy, taking risks and keeping to your values.

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/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part one

Top tips for leaders – part one
Friday November 14, 2014

Being a leader is a complex role. It’s about setting an example, determining a strategy, taking risks and keeping to your values. But it’s also about talent management, creating opportunities and making decisions.

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/Rachel Matthews The difference between leadership and management

The difference between leadership and management
Wednesday November 12, 2014

The question is often posed “What is the difference between leadership and management?”. There are a number of similarities between the two, mainly that in both roles you will be guiding one or more people to achieve a goal. However, it is important to remember that often a person may be required to take on both a leader and a manager position. So, what are the differences?

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/Rachel Matthews How stress affects your workplace

How stress affects your workplace
Tuesday November 11, 2014

Stress affects the workplace in many different ways, showing decreases in productivity, increases absence rates and mistakes made and demotivated staff members. Have a look at our new infographic to see how it's affecting businesses nationwide.

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/Teresa Lovell Mindfulness at work

Mindfulness at work
Monday November 10, 2014

The human brain is a pretty amazing organ when you stop and think about it. My father had a stroke earlier this year, and watching his recovery makes me realise how resilient the brain is.

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