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A New Era in the Work Place

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2013 in Diversity in Business

Will the future of the office place involve the absence of an actual office? Today’s Workers Demand Flexibility, Mobility--- and Facebook was the title of an article recently published by CIO Magazine in which somewhat surprising statistics around modern employee aspirations were revealed.    

Great leaders are also great listeners

Posted on Thursday, 18 July 2013 in Leadership

We’re constantly reminded of the importance of great communication skills when it comes to effective leadership. Most of the time we associate effective communication with the ability to convey a message accurately, but what about the equally important aspect of communication which relates to receiving messages well? 

How can employers establish stronger relationships with their employees? This was the question posed in an article recently published by Entrepreneur. While vision and drive are vital leadership qualities for any ambitious entrepreneur, truly successful leadership also relies heavily on the development of healthy relationships with your employees. If these don’t succeed, neither will your business.     

Following on from our last post on traditional networking, today’s blog explores the topic of online networking, which, when utilized correctly, can lead to valuable business contacts. If you feel that you are still a ‘newbie’ to online networking, read on and be energised to start today! 

Today’s topic focuses on the importance of networking both on a business and personal level.  According to Lewis Howes in his article on the 7 key habits of Super Networkers, “the ability to network successfully can be one of the greatest assets in business.”  Networking not only helps you connect with people within your company and within your industry but it also makes other people aware of you and your skills and capabilities, which can help boost you up the career ladder. Furthermore, it is a great way of meeting new people,  gathering knowledge and insights and developing and improving your interpersonal communication skills.

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