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#MindfulHacks — So, Are You Now A Top Mindful Fish?

Other pieces in this short series of #MindfulHacks to help you to become a Top Mindful Fish have also been available on Thoughts And Ideas on Medium.

And in previous instalments we’ve looked at what Mindfulness really means in practice — How it can help prepare and educate our children for their future — Improve business performance — & take you from being a good leader to being a really great one!

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Four ways to improve your team’s motivation

There’s no disputing the fact that motivation matters. Motivation is hugely important, both on a personal level and within the workplace. It’s an essential tool for success. And of course there’s no denying the correlation between motivation and productivity.   (more…)

Measuring the ROI of L&D: what does success look like?

Before you commence any L&D initiatives in your workplace, it’s a good idea to think about what your overall goal is, and decide on what success would look like to your company. Being able to measure the ROI of L&D is incredibly important, and can ensure the continuing success of any L&D initiatives you put in place.   (more…)

Lack of soft skills is costing you business

In this digital age both businesses and individuals are increasingly forgetful about the power of good old-fashioned people skills.  

The fact of the matter is that all companies rely entirely on the people working within them, and that’s what determines their success. So, people skills really do matter, both internally and externally in business. Here are four key reasons why you need to think about people skills within your workforce.   (more…)

Visual notetaking essentials: A picture really does paint a thousand words

Do you want to be able to capture large amounts of information in a short space of time? Visual notetaking describes the real time process of converting what you; see, think and hear, into a series of images and words. This holistic approach will have you creating visually stunning, useful and engaging notes in no time. (more…)

Reading is still the best way to learn

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that reading a book is one of the best ways to learn. However, digital innovations have brought with them new ways to absorb information and share knowledge, such as webinars, live courses and videos. So, is reading still the key way to learn new information, or could content such as video take over?   (more…)

Four ways the soft skills gap is affecting your business

The growing importance of soft skills in the workplace has been well documented. As recent generations have devoted more and more time and energy to the development of digital skills, we’ve seen a visible decline in the standard of soft skills. (more…)

Your learning strategy holds the key to improving your customer satisfaction

Whether during the sales process or afterwards, customers are happy and will feel positive towards your brand when they feel like they’ve been listened to, they understand the product, the services and related processes and any issues are dealt with quickly and effectively. (more…)

Do I really need a First Aid Kit and certificate?

Accidents happen all the time, whether we are prepared or not. The sooner someone can get medical attention, the higher their chances are for survival. Would you pack your luggage and go on a road trip without taking along a first aid kit? What if you witnessed an accident, and someone needed emergency first aid, and you bypassed taking the course because you felt like you didn’t need it. If, any one of these scenarios sounds realistic to you, it is because accidents are not planned, they just happen, and you can be in the position to save a life when you least expect.

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How to bridge the generation gap in the workplace

Much has been written about millennials in the workplace and the generation gap that exists in organisations between those that have grown up with digital technologies and those that haven’t. (more…)