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…)
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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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Why magic, you might ask? By definition, magic is “the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces” and in this sense strategic workforce management is the most magical tool HR has at it disposal. In British English, magic has another connotation by which something is “wonderful, exciting”. This, too, is true for strategic workforce management.
My eBook ‘Bridge the Generation-Y Gap’ helps provide context, understanding and some valuable tools on how to work with Generation-Y. The book also offers insight on the foundation of the different value systems. Part of working with people is due to the understanding of one’s own thought processes. Therefore the “How To” section offers specific tools for leaders, managers, teachers and parents that can assist with Self-management, as well as Identifying, Managing, Motivating and Rewarding Generation-Y. The book also provides insight for Human Resources (HR) when interviewing and selecting the appropriate candidates for staff placement and talent development.
Self-driven employee engagement is passé. It is now time for employers to be as much concerned about engaging with employees and ensuring that work-life balance ceases to remain a mere rhetoric. Employee engagement can be successful if it is driven by employers. This can lead to an increase in employee motivation, morale and productivity. Driving the wellness agenda of employees can be a significant input for work-life balance.
The 21st century has seen some fundamental changes in how managers carry out their work. There are many different management styles today. No matter the organisation, a manager at his or her core still needs to be a leader. In the race to redefine management and leadership, are we perhaps losing this very basic management skill? It is an essential soft skill to being in a supervisory or management position. If you feel that your managers lack it, Bookboon has the solution.