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Ed Miliband’s Communication Woes

  Click here to read Nick Smallman’s article on Ed Milibands’ communication style and watch an interview with Alex Stevenson for The Huffington Post. “Miliband’s team had five years to fix this, but they’ve failed to do so. The result is Labour is going into the 2015 election led by a man who lacks the … Continued

Communication – The Keystone of Business

Communication skills are perhaps the most important assets a leader can possess, not only in business but in any other field too. In 2014 an independent advisory body headed by Professor Sir Roy Anderson concluded that there needed to be more emphasis upon, “team working, emotional maturity, empathy and other interpersonal skills” in secondary education … Continued

The Value Of Modesty

  I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers the days when the problem with CVs and interviews was that people were often unwilling to sing their own praises. Normal looking resumes would conceal gifted candidates who would timidly admit, only under duress, that they had been voted ‘most likely to succeed’ at school. … Continued

How to make decisions

Decisions really are the toughest thing a manager or leader must do, on a day-to-day basis. Little decisions are the bread and butter of any manager’s daily life, but big decisions can be agonising. I was reading an article in the Harvard Business Review the other day, criticising the assumption that a good outcome means … Continued

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