Every day I see many emails, posts and articles that come through my various information feeds. Their volume can be overwhelming. We need to manage the influx of data in our lives. This post offers just three reads.
- Apps for professional development
This article comes from InformEd – a learning and ideas hub. The article offers a list of apps that are readily accessible to you for your own professional development. In a changing world, we have to keep up with the new skills required. The apps suggested provide a range of avenues for pursuing your own enquiries – in areas of general knowledge to specific skill sets. Well worth a look if your training budget is limited!
- Let’s stop calling them ‘soft’ skills
This article by Seth Godin talks about the importance of people skills. He suggests that these ‘soft’ skills would be more aptly labelled ‘real’ skills. He presents a compelling case for significance of these skills for effective workplaces. I am sure this will resonate with many of you.
4 Ways to Overcome a Bad First Impression
We all know that first impressions count. What do you do if you get off on the wrong foot though? Dorie Clark has four suggestions to consider in correcting this. Worth a read as you never know when you may need it.