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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…)

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…)

Five Speed reading secrets to help you create more time in your day

Imagine if you could improve your reading speed, even if by just 20%. It would be like getting a free hour back for every five spent reading reports, emails, policies, legal documents… Many can improve by even more than that. You can get out from under your paperwork mountain more quickly by learning and applying a simple set of speed reading techniques. (more…)

Never stop working on your soft skills

Soft skills should always be a work in progress. Skills such as communication, teamwork, collaboration and social intelligence are things we improve on throughout our lives, with experience gained in both our personal lives and work lives only furthering our abilities.

In the current age of technical innovation, learning and development professionals are imploring businesses and individuals not to forget about soft skills. Investment in this area is more important than ever in today’s climate. We spoke to a select group of industry leaders to find out why they think we should all keep working on our soft skills, no matter what. (more…)

Blended Learning: Getting Your Learning Mix Right

Whether you are from the generation of rewarding good grades with scratch and sniff stickers, saving on actual floppy disks (Is that what that icon on my desktop is?) or wheeling TV’s into the classroom, at some point, many of us look back on the weird ways that we learned in school. Cue Blended Learning. 

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