Building Rapport

Building Rapport – Why You Won’t Succeed at Work Without it! Everyone is busy at work, problem-solving, getting results, getting s**t done, right? So, who has time for ‘soft skills’, ‘communication games’, ’team building exercises’ and even (please don’t make me) ‘roleplay scenarios’! According to the Chopra Center, ‘being able to relate or connect with others…

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Diversity and Inclusion Series – Volume 4

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Diversity training for the workplace may at first seem confusing or unnecessary, but it can be the start of many positive things for a business. It is an essential part of building awareness and a cohesive work environment. Here are some reasons why workplace diversity training is essential right…

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Diversity and Inclusion Series – Volume 3

Improving Diversity in the Workplace In Volume 1 and Volume 2, we have discussed the innate biases that still exist in the hiring practices of many companies today, there are some inspiring businesses that are realizing the benefits of having a diverse workforce and are finding creative ways of achieving this. Check out these 3…

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Diversity and Inclusion Series Volume 2

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion – Positive Facts and Figures In our last blog, we looked at how little has been done in the last two decades to address the lack of diversity in the workforce. The fact that there are more CEOs named “John” than there are female leaders of any name in America, that…

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Diversity and Inclusion Series Volume 1

Workplace diversity and inclusion – some startling facts and figures In this series of articles, we are going to delve into what workplace diversity and inclusion means, how it can be achieved and what the benefits are of having an inclusive workplace. Most people realize that there is a very real problem with most companies…

Who Likes Doing Roleplays? Nobody!

Although regarded as one of the most powerful tools for learning and exploring human communications, roleplay is still regarded by most as something to be avoided. But why? Here are some reasons:   5 reasons why roleplay is so despised: 1. People fear getting up in front of their peers to do something they could…

How do role play actors help with leadership training?

How do role play actors help with leadership training? There’s no doubt that more and more companies are using professional corporate actors to bring their role-play scenarios to life. Whether it’s recruitment role play – to assess potential candidates, sales role play, to improve the sales process and lead to quicker closing, or to develop…

Leading By Example

I was asked by a colleague today to give a one-line summation of what makes a great leader, and my immediate response was ‘Lead by example’. Having worked in on-site programs with managers and team leaders for many years, it is evident to us that no matter how much training and development is given to…

There’s one in every crowd!

Have you ever felt that one team member or colleague is obstructing your ability to get big picture goals done? I think most managers have experienced the frustration of a great team, with one personality who stands out and gets in the way of teamwork!  Every group we deal with seems to have one personality…

4 Tips for a Successful Presentation

HOW TO DELIVER A SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION If you have an impending presentation to give, you want it to be not only good, but impressive. You want people to get the message loud and clear, and see you as a leader in your field. You’ve spent many hours drafting, editing and rereading the content of your…

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Rehearsal. Can practice benefit you at work?

Definition of Rehearsal: An event at which a person or group practices an activity (such as singing, dancing, or acting) in order to prepare for a public performance A: a private performance or practice session preparatory to a public appearance B : a practice exercise   Merriam Webster That’s the dictionary definition and, interestingly enough,…