Archive for June, 2018

Another day, another high street chain in trouble

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June 29th, 2018

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The list of high street chains in trouble seems to grow daily – Mothercare, House of Fraser, M&S, and (even) Waitrose have all recently announced store closures in a bid to restore or improve profitability. The retail sector is not the only one hitting the headlines because of poor performance and corporate crisis – international […]

Leadership Book of the Month: The Outward Mindset

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June 29th, 2018

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As a leader there is endless debate about what you need to do, change or be in order for your leadership to be more effective and impactful. Your mindset has an integral role in your personal growth and the growth of those around you either at home or within the teams you lead at work. […]

What are facilitation skills and how do you facilitate?

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June 20th, 2018

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Have you ever had that feeling when you are sitting in a room for hours, spending time away from “your real job” without actually achieving anything concrete? Enter facilitation. Facilitation has evolved into a distinct discipline which is used at every level in organisations, to help people in meetings to reach a decision, resolve an […]

What is influence and what are influencing skills?

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June 19th, 2018

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As organisational hierarchies and layers diminish, developing personal effectiveness and influencing skills is essential in today’s workplace. Success and outcomes can only be achieved through, with and from others.  Being able to influence without formal authority is an essential skill, and we cannot do this without confidence, clarity of purpose and the communication skills to […]

The 7 Best Books To Improve Influencing Skills

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June 13th, 2018

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Books To Improve Influencing Skills In our collection of the best books to help you influence others, we’ve gathered a selection of classic books on influencing skills, as well as modern approaches to influencing people in a digital age. Exploring all the various ways to exert power and influence in the workplace, from mastering non-verbal […]