Graham and Rhona Beck Skills Centre Blog

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Leadership styles - part one

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Leadership is less about your needs, and more about the needs of the people and the organization you are leading. Leadership styles are not something to be tried on like so many suits, to see which fits. Rather, they should be adapted to the particul...

Skills needed in 2024 and beyond

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The pace of technological change—whether through advances in information technology (IT), will almost certainly accelerate in the next 10 to 15 years. People entering the job market now will need to understand and fit into this new breed of multi dis...

Social Media - an employer’s dream or nightmare

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While the success stories of brands and social media surface daily throughout the blogosphere, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, there are just as many nightmares that are damaging the reputations of brands regularly. Consumers are more savvy about who ...
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A Healthy Body = A Healthy Mind

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Since time immemorial, great civilizations have discovered and utilised the link between physical fitness and clarity of being. In the ancient civilizations of India, Greece and Rome physical fitness was given the highest importance. This connection ...
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Three Main Skills that can land a top position

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Fifteen years ago, the typical college graduate looked forward to a 9 to 5 job with a detailed job description. That employee expected a long work history with the same employer and a pension waiting upon retirement. Today, business and industry are ...
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Managing Everyday Pressure at Work

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Many of us think of stress as pressure at work, not having enough money, or being sick. Whatever the case, these things aren’t stress. They’re actually the causes of stress, also known as stressors. Any change in your life, no matter how large or sma...

Mentoring vs Coaching

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There are many similarities and differences between mentoring and coaching. However the most important distinction is: Coaching is used when there is a well-defined goal that is based on improving skills and performance. Mentoring is valuable for c...