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How to achieve a proactive learning culture

Shifting the culture of any company can be an overwhelming task. As a leader, your role is paramount to creating and achieving a proactive learning culture. (more…)

How to let introverted employees bloom

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…)

Why do people get fired? And how to do the firing

Getting fired, being sacked, getting the boot. However you phrase it, making someone redundant is a difficult job for a manager. Firing can be awkward, emotional or even embarrassing and there is almost never an easy way around it. 

There are many reasons one may be fired. Two of the most common are capability and conduct. From an employer’s perspective, to handle dismissals professionally, a manager must distinguish between the two. (more…)

Racism in the workplace: What can managers do?

According to a recent survey by business psychologists Pearn Kandola, over half of UK employees have witnessed racism in the workplace but a shocking third of them said they failed to report it to their employer.

 Less than a fifth reported the issue to HR and only 18 percent spoke to the victim, the survey found. Of the respondents who took no action, four in 10 said they did so out of fear of the consequences. A quarter said they did not consider the incident serious enough to report it, and a further 23 percent claimed that they were unsure of who to report it to.  (more…)

Soft skills for managers: how to be a better leader

Learning & Development managers focus on communicating the importance of developing a wide arsenal of soft skills to their employees and teams. However, it is important L&D professionals don’t fall under the famous ‘If you can’t do, teach.’ stereotype. It is equally important that learning managers stay up-to-date on the soft skills that enable them to be passionate, inspiring leaders. Here are 5 soft skills for managers to help you become a better leader. (more…)

How to juggle kids and a career

Becoming a new parent comes with a lot of excitement a lot of change and a lot of questions. One common one being: What will happen to my career? (more…)

Corporate kindness: How not to be the toxic boss

Anyone who has experienced corporate life in any sector will likely know that kindness and compassion within organisations are often lacking at best. Unfortunately, according to Compassionate coaching in the corporate world by Julia Menaul, this stems from the very idea of compassion at work can be equated with being soft and weak. (more…)

What your soft skills are worth may surprise you

Soft skills such as communication, social intelligence and collaboration are essential to success in business. However, the true worth of these abilities is often overlooked in favor of more easily quantifiable skills such as typing, writing, and mathematics. Whilst all skills are certainly beneficial on both an individual and business level, the consistent undervaluing of soft skills is a subject which needs further discussion.   (more…)

Employee Retention: 6 strategies to keep your best talent

Hiring and firing, is as much a part of business as sales and results. And for one reason or another, employee turnover is unavoidable. However, when an employee leaves, it can cost your business. Hiring new employees involves investing time and resources into hiring, training, and certifying.  (more…)

He Said, She Said: Communication Skills and Active Listening

Have you ever caught yourself nodding along as someone tells you a story only to realise you have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about? Turns out you weren’t actively listening.

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