- Much has been said and written about the importance of learning. But what does it really mean?At its most basic, it means being open to new experiences and ideas, and allowing ourselves to grow from what we encounter in the world.
- Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message or opinion across and, today, presentation skills are required in almost every field.Whether you are a student, administrator or executive, if you wish to start up your own business, apply for a grant or stand for an elected position, you may very well be asked to make a presentation. This can be a very daunting prospect. Our guide is designed to help.
- The question of what makes a good leader—in other words, what are leadership skills—is widely debated. It is clear that the ability to lead effectively relies on a number of key skills, but also that different leaders have very different characteristics and styles.There is, in fact, no one right way to lead in all circumstances, and one of the main characteristics of good leaders is their flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Leadership skills are highly sought after by employers as they involve dealing with people in such a way as to motivate, enthuse and build respect.
- Interpersonal skills are the skills we use every day when we communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups.People with strong interpersonal skills are often more successful in both their professional and personal lives.Interpersonal skills include a wide variety of skills, though many are centred around communication, such as listening, questioning and understanding body language. They also include the skills and attributes associated with emotional intelligence, or being able to understand and manage your own and others’ emotions.