The ability to communicate effectively in a range of professional contexts (both orally and in writing).
Presentation and Communication Skills Online Resource
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.
Improving Communication Skills – Free Online Course
Learn how to communicate more effectively at work and achieve your personal goals with this Improving Communication Skills online course. (Coursera)
Communication Skills - Pearson English - Video
Find out some practical ideas for helping students with developing communication skills.
How to Improve Communication Skills at Work, Adriana Girdler – Video
Find out what effective communication in the workplace looks like in this video.
Four Styles of Communication - Communication Styles in the Workplace, Next Level Live – Animation 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.
The Importance of Group Work - Online Resource
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.
Build a Tower, Build a Team, Tom Wujec - TED Talk
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)
Importance of Teamwork - Article
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.
Developing Career Resilience - Free Online Course
This course will help you to identify the strengths of resilient people and recognise which of these strengths you already have as well as using tactics for overcoming setbacks. (The Open University)
Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills
What does every hiring manager look for in an employee? Set yourself apart from the pack by getting the essential soft skills - abilities that help people interact effectively with others, that employers value most.
Interpersonal Skills Self-assessment - Questionnaire
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)
The Skill of Self Confidence, Dr. Ivan Joseph - TEDx Talk
Find out how to train yourself to build upon your self confidence to help in all aspects of your life.
The Power of Introverts, Susan Cain - TED Talk
Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Anglea Duckworth – TED Talk
Find out more about ‘grit’ - passion and perseverance as a predictor of success for long term goals.
Mindset and Success, Eduardo Briceno - TEDx Talk
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Find out more in this TED talk about mindset and success.
How to Make Stress your Friend, Kelly McGonigal - TED Talk
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal asks the question - can changing how you think about stress make you more healthy?
Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are, Amy Cuddy - TED Talk
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.
What Makes Us Feel Good About our Work? Dan Ariely TEDx Talk
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
The Skill of Humour, Andrew Tarvin - Tedx Talk
Coping with Uncertainty Video Animation
Check out this video animation for tips on coping with uncertainty. (Emerald Works)
Online Resilience - Questionnaire
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)
Character Strengths - Survey
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)
16Personalities - Online Test
Free personality test from 16Personalities that will help you understand your behaviours and the behaviours of other people.
Time Management - Article
Good time managers achieve more and experience less stress because they achieve a better balance between life and work. (Malit Community Learning)
Self-motivation - Article
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.
Management: Perspective and Practice - Free Online Course
Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager and the activities involved in being a manager. (The Open University).
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations - Free Online Course
The course is for people who work within voluntary organisations as paid staff or as volunteers or for people who work regularly with voluntary organisations, such as public sector staff or politicians. It will help you to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference. (The Open University).
Top 15 Qualities that Make Good Leaders - Blog
Check out this blog on the Top 15 leadership qualities that make good leaders (TaskQue website).
Top 10 Leadership Interview Questions - Article
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)
Jürgen Klopp on what he thinks it takes to succeed – Article
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)
Business Fundamentals: Project Management - Free Online Course
Explore the skills, methods and tools needed to manage all phases of projects effectively in this online course.
(Open University Business School)
People Management Skills - Free Online Course
Get an introduction to people management, and build the tools to develop your own management style with this online people management course. (CIPD)
Project Management Skills and Leadership - Free Online Course
Discover what it takes to become a project manager and lead effective teams with this online project management course. (The Open University)
Management and Leadership: Leading a Team - Free Online Course
Learn how to develop a business plan and build a team with this online course. (The Open University and CMI)
Leading Strategic Innovation - Free Online Course
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)
CommuniTEA Talks Leadership - Malit Community Learning Podcast
Award winning primary school headteacher, Dave Smith talks about leadership in this podcast episode.
Paul O'Hare CommuniTEA Talks - Podcast
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)
Leadership Styles - Article
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)
The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, Dan Pink - Video Animation
Dan Pink takes a look at studies to examine what actually motivates us – the answers could surprise you!