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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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Jane Hulme Working smarter together as a team

Working smarter together as a team
Friday October 17, 2014

We all know the old adage, “work smarter, not harder”. I have a different saying “Work smarter as a team and not harder as individuals”. Instead of being robotic in how I approach tasks, I try to be thoughtful and always ask myself if a task can be done more efficiently as a team rather than as an individual.

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Nigel Walpole Engaging Effectively With Your Team

Engaging Effectively With Your Team
Monday September 8, 2014

It can be a hard life leading a team. Team Leaders are strongly influenced by the whims of Senior Managers who demand unquestioning loyalty to strategy, and require them to implement policy and procedures even if they are defective.

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Do You Listen To Your Learners?

Do You Listen To Your Learners?
Thursday May 29, 2014

Treat your learners like customers by taking the time to listen to what they need and you will transform your L&D department. This infographic shows what learners want and need from CPD.

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Take the time or suffer the consequences

Take the time or suffer the consequences
Friday September 6, 2013

Verbal communication is only 5% of all communication. The way we do things in one country is not the same as the appropriate way in another. We can learn so much from each other, but in order to do so we need to put in the time, effort and energy.

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