Soft Skills for Tough Times

Soft Skills for Tough Times

Of all the Soft Skills, I’ve always felt that Negotiation is the least soft. Partly, it’s because of the meticulous planning and almost forensic preparation which negotiations receive from teams locked away in war rooms, pouring over plans and scheming how to position...
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP THOUGHT

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP THOUGHT

It’s No.13 so that could be the reason for being late this week but in fact, its my last minute discovery of the fascinating ‘2020 Thought Leadership Report’ from Survey Monkey.com Thought Leadership as a Social Media strategy wasn’t entirely new to me but I hadn’t...
STORYTELLING WITH THE 5C’S

STORYTELLING WITH THE 5C’S

Explaining a complex process or illustrating an abstract idea is easier when we take a picture of it. I expect the first travellers to the  Egyptian Pyramids were met by itinerant sales people waiving  paintings of the desert spectacle because they knew that the...
MANAGING UP

MANAGING UP

Derek’s latest promotion was a step up to the top. After working as a Product Specialist and then Country Key Accounts Manager, his next step was to take on a top management role with regional responsibility. Six months into his new role, Derek had learned a lot,...
Internal Vacancy:  Champion for Critical Thinking (CT)

Internal Vacancy: Champion for Critical Thinking (CT)

Dear Executive, What’s your view about Critical Thinking? Would it be correct to say that internal criticism of your company would only be acceptable if it were initiated by management. It’s difficult to imagine a situation where an employee would proactively aim a...