Is kindness a business currency? Kindness is essential both in business and our personal lives. More than profit and revenue, kindness helps us build meaningful relationships that, whether we expect them to or not, will benefit us in the long run.
Walt Disney had some of the best people skills, emotional intelligence and communication skills of any leader in any field of endeavor. He set an example for all leaders and learning professionals to emulate.
Read about some of the more universal soft skills and how they can help your employees — and in the long run, your company — by boosting morale and improving productivity.
Online collaborative learning gives employees the chance to interact with each other, learn from each other’s projects, absorb and reflect upon new ideas, ask questions and receive answers from both peers and subject matter experts, and progress.
From developing their sales skills to cultivating a more holistic view of diverse technical teams and individuals, there was much for learning leaders to take away from TICE 2019. Next year, we expect more sessions — and networking fun!
Learning and development is a lot like advertising; both are often the first department to be scaled back or eliminated during budget cuts. Sadly, it looks like another “belt-tightening” is headed this way in the next year or two.
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.”
Some say soft skills (e.g., emotional intelligence, communication and change management) are the most important, and others say hard skills (e.g., technology, customer service and basic work skills) take priority to enter and thrive in the workforce.