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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…)

How to improve communication skills

Did you know that speech only accounts for 10% of your ability to communicate a message? There is a lot more to good communication skills than just words. In fact, the biggest and most crucial influence on how you are perceived comes from your non-verbal communication at almost 70 percent. So, how do you improve your communication skills?  (more…)

Presentation Skills: A Soft Skill that is Critical to Business Success

Strong presentation skills are one of the most important soft skills one can develop. Learning how to command a room will not only benefit a traditional presentation but also aid in a successful job interview, meeting and in everyday life.  (more…)

Soft skills: how to win The Apprentice

On the finale of the latest season of the BBC’s The Apprentice, business magnate Lord Alan Sugar made his decision on his newest business partner. Following the episode, the question entering many fans’ minds is: ‘How could I win this thing?’ A great idea and some luck will certainly help, but one thing that is guaranteed to get you through the harsh boardroom interrogations is a strong set of soft skills. Which ‘human’ skills might get you through the tough tasks, impress Lord Sugar and avoid hearing the dreaded ‘you’re fired’? (more…)

Getting the most out of extroverted employees

All workplaces are full of many different types of personalities, with each bringing their own unique strengths and skill sets to the table. Most noticeably, you’ll often see a proportion of employees best described as ‘extroverts’, as well as many who you would call ‘introverts’ and ‘ambiverts’. Each personality type is crucial to the smooth running of any business, but today we’re going to focus on extroverts.  (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…)

Linkedin CEO says we need more training in soft skills

While comparing the vast number of profiles on his company’s website, Jeff Weiner noticed a pattern. Something was missing from the skill set of many professionals: a grasp on the importance of well-rounded soft skills.

 

 

 

 

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Indian police get training in soft skills

Delhi Police have undergone new training in soft skills. Taking a step forward, Delhi Police Southeast district launched soft skills training for its police officers. (more…)

Soft skills beat tech every time and this is why

Technology is changing the way we work, both as individuals and businesses. A whole host of exciting digital changes have paved the way for new ways of working, and these changes show no sign of slowing down.   (more…)

How soft skills can secure you a job in finance

The finance industry isn’t all about data entry and number crunching. In fact, now that AI is on the scene, the industry is on the hunt for individuals with strong soft skills. (more…)