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  We all have to make decisions, especially when at work. Decision making is a key skill in the workplace and one that is highly important for managers and leaders. Those in authoritative positions may find that their decisions have much at stake, as their choices have the power to affect and influence the lives Read More

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  In her excellent article on why women must break out of their comfort zone to advance, Wanda Wallace talk about the need to develop the skills of Spanning Leadership.   Women often feel secure in knowledge-based roles, and their bosses are at ease keeping them there. But to grow a career, it’s necessary to Read More

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  As 2020 approaches, the workforce will continue to change as we further embrace the 4th industrial revolution. Like with the previous industrial revolutions, the 4th will transform the skillset and job skills required from workers, especially in today’s global knowledge economy.   A study by the World Economic Forum found that 35% of the Read More

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  A successful leader is easy to spot. They tend to give off a certain energy, one that often makes us like them instantly. They can captivate an audience and greatly impact the lives of those they lead. Successful leaders tend to behave in a certain way under certain conditions and usually have a number Read More

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  Have you ever been in a team with a powerful leader and felt your opinion wouldn’t be valued? What about the converse… have you ever led a team where the team members seemed disinclined to offer opinions and contribute to the conversations? When powerful team leaders are verbally dominant the team members are less Read More

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  It is undeniable that the business landscape is changing. Workforce automation and artificial intelligence is on the rise, transforming the structure of a successful business. It has been estimated by IBM that, within the next three years, 120 million workers worldwide will require retraining as a result of automation and artificial intelligence.   This Read More

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Being able to communicate at work is essential to career success. If unable to effectively communicate at work, you may find yourself missing out on opportunities such as a promotion or securement of an important business deal. Furthermore, effective communication in the workplace is fundamental to the success of every business, as it strengthens relationships Read More

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Want to improve the operating style and outcomes in your workplace? Instead of picking on the problems (problem people, problem processes) ask yourself:   “How are things done when people coordinate well around here?”   Get curious about the way people get things done together, especially when they coordinate well. When you do, you may discover Read More

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When searching for a job or applying for a promotion, you will find that recruitment managers are looking for candidates with two types of skills: hard and soft. Hard skills are directly related to a specific job and are typically quantifiable skills that can be gained through education and training. Soft skills, on the other Read More

What are soft skills and why are they important?