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Decision Making and Problem Solving

Decision Making and Problem Solving Leadership & Decisions After we have finished discussing the differences between leadership and management, we will try to explore one significant similarity between them – the need for decision making. The word ‘leadership’ comes from English and means ‘leading, directing’. The term ‘management’ also comes from English and has the …

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Managing Workplace Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace One of the greatest challenges facing employers in an environment where staff numbers are reduced and when performance and productivity levels need to higher than before is how to deal with stress and anxiety among staff before depression takes hold. Depression, often called the common cold of …

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Attitude and Work Ethics

Creating a positive attitude is one of the best things you can do for your productivity and your workplace happiness. People who have a consistently positive attitude are seen as approachable and can build more effective workplace relationships. A positive attitude also serves you well when you face challenges or setbacks – it breeds resilience. …

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What Are Soft Skills?

Soft skills, often called people skills or emotional intelligence, refer to the ability to interact amicably with others. Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others. Soft skills can include, or relate to, the following: Communication Critical thinking Conflict resolution Problem solving Negotiation Emotional intelligence Handing difficult people Delivering …

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Adaptability & Flexibility

Adaptability is a critical quality that employers seek in early 21st-century employees. With rapid changes in technology, diversity and society, companies need employees who are open to new ideas, flexible enough to work through challenging issues, and generally able to cope when things don’t go as planned. Demonstrating adaptability through actions can gain you favor …

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List of Soft Skills

There is no absolute one list of soft skills. Defining soft skills can be a real challenge. Scanning the literature on the subject shows that there is no common definition for the term ‘soft skills’. However, the importance of “soft skills” in career advancement and business success is being increasingly recognized. Generally speaking, soft skills were seen in …

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Soft Skills For Construction Professionals

Well-rounded professionals (professionals with ‘hard’ as well as ‘soft’ skills) in the built environment are of the utmost importance to provide infrastructure necessary to support economic well-being and quality of life in the modern world. In the construction industry, ‘hard skills’ primarily refer to knowledge of and the ability to apply construction methods and techniques …

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Teaching Interpersonal Skills To Students

Effective interpersonal skills are important for personal and professional reasons. They have relevance for students in terms of integrating into college life and as part of learning (e.g. group work, seminars, etc.). Furthermore, employers look for skills such as good communication and teamwork in graduates. However, interpersonal skills often are not formally taught. This module …

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