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How Professional Development Can Create Great Leaders

How Professional Development Can Create Great Leaders

Training your leaders is an important component of running a successful business. However, many managers are only gaining skills through on-the-job experience and not through formal professional development. Is on-the-job experience the best and only way to learn? Are soft skills just as important or even more important as hard skills?

5 Most Common Grammar Errors in Work Emails

5 Most Common Grammar Errors in Work Emails

Making a typo in a work email is usually an accident. Although it can be embarrassing, many people overlook the faux pas, since more often than not, the typo does not change the message of the email. However, many people make grammar errors every day. Unlike typos and auto correct mishaps, these grammar errors are a little harder to discern from accidents. They can cause confusion in work emails and, worse, reflect poorly on the sender.

6 Soft Skills that Drive Technical Success

6 Soft Skills that Drive Technical Success

Guest Author: Eric P. Bloom

I have analyzed various technical certifications, methodologies, and frameworks. As expected, it was very obvious that the technical information and skills learned by studying them were of great value to both the individuals who gained this knowledge and the organizations they served.

Increase Productivity with Soft Skills Training

Increase Productivity with Soft Skills Training

When it comes to skills in employment, the first line of emphasis is typically towards abilities, training, and knowledge of specific skill sets. These are referred to as hard skills. Soft skills, however, are often overlooked, yet they also play an important role in day-to-day operations.

Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, job performance, and career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person’s skill set and ability to perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills are interpersonal and broadly applicable.

Top 10 Presentation Tools, Apps & Utilities

Top 10 Presentation Tools, Apps & Utilities

Often, while I am presenting material during one of my courses, I receive questions from my students about the specific presentation tools, utilities, and applications that I like to use, and many times, the students have never heard of them.

Effective Communication in a Tech Based World

Effective Communication in a Tech Based World

Communicating has never been easier in this day and age. Between texting, instant messaging, email and even video calling, people can get in touch with each other better now than ever before. The world has come a long way from holding conversations via pony express. However, the advancement in communication has also brought some interesting languages with it. Linguistics like text lingo and emojis have made for even faster communication. Faster; but not entirely better. In a world all about instantaneous conversation, the old school way of effectively communicating is being left in the dust.

Social Media in the Workforce

Social Media in the Workforce

Social media is an integral part of today’s society. While the title itself is ‘social’, the workforce can strongly benefit from its popularity, easy access, wide reach and fast communication. Social media can seem underutilized in a work setting but its popularity has demanded that companies keep up with it to stay ahead.

The popularity of social media is one of its greatest assets to businesses.

Is Your Business a Truly Collaborative Workplace?

Is Your Business a Truly Collaborative Workplace?

Thirty-nine percent of employees surveyed in a recent study felt that people within their organizations did not collaborate enough, while 86% of executives and employees cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. These kinds of statistics should get any manager thinking about what can be done to improve workplace collaboration.

The Importance of Soft Skills Training

Soft Skill Training is Often Overlooked

When it comes to skills in employment, the first line of emphasis is typically towards abilities, training and knowledge of specific skill sets. These are referred to as hard skills. Soft skills, however, are often overlooked, yet they also play an important role in day-to-day operations.

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