The ability to communicate effectively in a range of professional contexts (both orally and in writing).
The ability to communicate effectively is a skill that is directly transferable to the professional environment. Find out more about presentation and communication skills from the Queen's University Learning and Development Service.
Learn how to communicate more effectively at work and achieve your personal goals with this Improving Communication Skills online course. (Coursera)
Find out some practical ideas for helping students with developing communication skills.
Find out what effective communication in the workplace looks like in this video.
Animation on the four different styles of communication and their strengths and weaknesses, as well how to tailor what you say to better resonate with the people of each of the communication styles
The ability to work with others in a team, to communicate, influence, negotiate, demonstrate adaptability/flexibility, creativity, initiative, leadership and decision-making.
At university, group work is a common tool used in seminars, labs or tutorials. It is an increasingly popular means of assessment and is perceived as a vital employability skill. Find out more about the importance of group work from our Learning and Development Service.
Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? (Tom Wujec, TED Talk)
Teamwork is one of the most vital competencies in most forms of employment – find out more about the importance of teamwork in the workplace. (WikiJob)
Includes ability to engage with and motivate others, sensitivity, global and cultural awareness, moral and ethical awareness and the ability to adjust behaviour accordingly.
Take this self-assessment questionnaire to help you to understand how well developed your interpersonal skills are and identify areas that you can practice and make improvements in. (Skills You Need website)
Find out how to train yourself to build upon your self confidence to help in all aspects of your life.
Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Find out more about ‘grit’ - passion and perseverance as a predictor of success for long term goals.
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Find out more in this TED talk about mindset and success.
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal asks the question - can changing how you think about stress make you more healthy?
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Check out this video animation for tips on coping with uncertainty. (Emerald Works)
Take this questionnaire to help understand how resilient you are in different aspects of life and how you can build on your resilience. (Robertson Cooper)
Take the VIA Character Strengths Survey to help you to understand where your strengths lie and how to work with them. (VIA Institute on Character)
Free personality test from 16Personalities that will help you understand your behaviours and the behaviours of other people.
Good time managers achieve more and experience less stress because they achieve a better balance between life and work. (Malit Community Learning)
The word motivation comes from the Latin movere meaning to move. It’s a nice way to think about motivation – we move towards things that interest us, check out the article below for further insight. (Malit Community Learning)
Leading other individuals or groups through a set of complex decisions as part of goal achievement within projects or significant and challenging activities.
Check out this blog on the Top 15 leadership qualities that make good leaders (TaskQue website).
Check out this article on the 10 most critical leadership questions asked at interview, and discover how to answer each of them effectively. (WikiJob website)
Liverpool football manager Jürgen Klopp took part in a mentoring session set up by Kick It Out and shared what he thinks it takes to succeed. (The Guardian)
Explore the skills, methods and tools needed to manage all phases of projects effectively in this online course.
(Open University Business School)
Get an introduction to people management, and build the tools to develop your own management style with this online people management course. (CIPD)
Discover what it takes to become a project manager and lead effective teams with this online project management course. (The Open University)
Learn how to develop a business plan and build a team with this online course. (The Open University and CMI)
Get an introduction to the concepts of strategic innovation and change and develop a better understanding of how you deal with change with this free online course. (Coventry University)
Award winning primary school headteacher, Dave Smith talks about leadership in this podcast episode.
Paul O’Hare, Director of Paul O’Hare Design Ltd took part in a Channel 4 programme called Faking It and in this podcast he talks about how he started out as a painter decorator and became a designer and how he motivates himself daily. (Malit Community Learning)
Well-known psychologist Daniel Goleman believes that there are six distinct leadership styles and that each one of them can be useful depending on your context and desired outcome. (Exploring your Mind website)
Dan Pink takes a look at studies to examine what actually motivates us – the answers could surprise you!
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