Member Since: 26th Sep 2014
As Business Development Director for Creativedge Training & Development Ltd, my main focus is to drive and increase new business opportunities for Creativedge.
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Business Development Director Creativedge Training & Development Ltd
11th Oct 2015
As a mentor, you can gain knowledge from your protégé and the mentoring experience by
bringing a learning attitude to the relationship. Let your protégé know that you may not
have all the answers and that you can learn from each other. If your mentee sees you as a
fellow learner, there is a greater potential for a partnership. Find out what your mentee
can teach you that you would like to learn. Or together, investigate an area you both would
like to learn more about.
Old dogs can always learn new tricks!
19th Jun 2015
Excellent blog! For me, showing appreciation and gratitude are hallmarks of a leader. A really GOOD leader!
Can I also share my thoughts about how good leaders work hard to earn (not demand) the respect of others.
Effective leaders recognise that it is more important to be respected than adored by their people. They practice "tough love" and can make those hard decisions that are needed to secure the future of those around them, including their direct reports. Your people must respect and buy into you as a leader before they buy your vision. I've seen this time and time again!
17th Feb 2015
Great tips! One thing I always remind people to remember when they present is that 55% of the message they communicate comes from non-verbal behaviour (body language) - posture, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, movement etc.
Stand with your head and chin up, rib cage high and stomach pulled in. When you're standing, push your head as high as you can - feel it stretching. Then let your shoulders slump, as if trying to lift a heavy object from the floor.
Keep your feet slightly apart with the weight evenly distributed. Make your movements purposeful. For example, to change slides or to take questions. Too much movement becomes a distraction for the audience though.
Avoid unnecessary gestures. i.e. ones that do not help communicate your message such as hair twiddling - no Oscar winner does that! - or rattling change in your pocket. Gestures should be natural, expressive and clear. The key is spontaneity and moderation.
4th Feb 2015
I know this is 2 months after your great article Linda, but in today’s Times - 04/02/15 - there is an article which shows the shocking statistics for soaring levels of stress and suicide on workers in Japan who follow an excessive work culture.
A new law will make companies ensure that their staff take at least five days off a year after a survey showed that most holidays were not taken.
The average Japanese worker is entitled to 18.5 paid days off, but in 2013 took only nine. More than 16 per cent of employees took no holidays. Only South Koreans take fewer days off. In 2012, 338 Japanese workers died of brain or heart conditions caused by overwork, an increase for the second consecutive year. The number of workers who suffered from mental illness increased by 50 per cent to 475, and of these 93 people killed themselves or attempted to commit suicide.
Employers and employees need to be aware of the risks stress carries, more now than ever.
31st Oct 2014
Thanks for your comment! I always welcome any thoughts and feedback, as do all the bloggers, I'm sure.