Skills Development

Skills Development

Why professional writing skills matter more than ever

Communication in the 21st century—personal or professional—involves less conversation and more electronic sharing of information. Written communication, therefore, is often the norm. Sadly, many good businesspeople are very poor writers. Poor writing in any context leaves a lasting impression, which can be especially detrimental in today’s workplace of enduring email, texts, digital documents and social […]

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Skills Development

Thinking About Tomorrow to Prepare for Today

One need only reflect on a short list of nearly obsolete items—folding maps, camera film, VHS tapes—to consider how powerful market forces such as disruption can be. To thrive in today’s rapidly changing global economy, corporate leaders must always be thinking ahead. But how do you plan for a seemingly uncertain future? After years of […]

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Skills Development

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Today’s in-demand skills are increasingly technical in nature. However, there’s a corresponding need for the uniquely human ability to work with and through others to accomplish important goals.  Enter emotional intelligence (EI), a set of skills that help us recognize, understand, and manage our own emotions as well as recognize, understand and influence the emotions […]

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Skills Development

IMPORTANCE OF SOFT SKILLS FOR SOFTWARE ARCHITECTS

Very often software architects get a reputation for being cracks in programming and in building solid architecture but they have problems with project management or relationships with the clients. Soft skills are very important nowadays. Whereas hard skills can be learned and perfected over time, soft skills are more difficult to acquire and change. Actually, […]

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Skills Development

How to Improve Communication Skills in a Digital World

Corporately or personally, how do you rank your communication skills – especially in our increasingly digital world? For some, it has become easier than ever to effectively communicate and engage with friends, peers, and customers. For others, communication now feels forced or unnatural. Which camp do you fall into? Let’s take a closer look at […]

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Skills Development

Why Lifelong Learning is More Important Now than Ever Before

Lifelong learning is an admirable goal, but it is even more than that. In today’s technological society where new advances may make some jobs obsolete, lifelong learning may be necessary to keep you employed in the long-term. Automation Brings Changes to Many Jobs A study by McKinsey showed that about 45 percent of all labor could be […]

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Skills Development

10 WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES CAN IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

Small businesses around the world know that social media is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean you’ve yet had the chance to put in the time or effort necessary to cultivate a proper presence on the right networks. But even if you haven’t optimized your social media presence, there is still time, and the benefits will […]

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Skills Development

10 powerful quotes on soft skills

We truly believe that soft skills are at the core of any successful business and any successful career and we’re more passionate than ever about the power that soft skills hold.   Hence here are ten of favourites quotes from leading individuals in business, politics or media that iterate the importance of soft skills. “It is not the […]

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Skills Development

Do Companies Really Value Soft Skills More Than Hard Skills?

When looking at what it takes to find a job in your career of choice or to move to the next step in your discipline, we often think predominantly of technical skills — also known as hard skills. As in, what specific competencies do you need to complete the core duties of a role? Being […]

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Skills Development

Police Communication Skills Matter More Than Ever: Here’s Why

Perhaps today more than ever, it is crucial that police and law enforcement professionals have the interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with fellow officers, subordinates, higher ups, community members, other departments and jurisdictions, and the court systems. Police communication skills — needed to investigate crimes; de-escalate situations; build trust with communities; and write memos, […]

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