In the face of the evidence demonstrating the bottom-line impact of inclusive employment, as well as the consumer and employee demand for inclusion, what can learning leaders do? Here are five tips.
VR creates a space where leaders can practice common leadership skills, including giving performance evaluations, delivering bad news and dealing with difficult employees, among many others, privately and without risk.
With an increasing number of organizations experiencing slow growth, greater pressure on resources and margins, and a silo mentality and less-than-ideal ways of working, it is more important than ever to invest in “commercial people skills.”
We all might know soft skills are important, and our instincts are telling us they can have a profound impact on the bottom line, but without research, we can’t actually prove it and show how great the impact is.
Digital learning and emerging technologies are offering new tools to teach soft skills in powerful ways; gamification, virtual and augmented reality, and simulations are just a few. These trends are worth exploring.
When leaders recognize accountability as something that is teachable and measurable – i.e., a hard skill – they can wield its power to achieve a slew of top-line business goals.
A foundational soft skill in a manager’s leadership toolkit is “noticing,” a hard-to-teach soft skill responsible for increasing leadership effectiveness, navigating change, and leading through complex and ambiguous times with agility.
The term “soft skills” is commonly used, but it is more accurate to define them as part of the behavioral skills that are needed in the workplace that are no less important than “hard skills” (technical skills) and that are sometimes more...