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The Human Advantage

Improve Soft Skills to Defend Your Job against Robots

It will not happen overnight, but in the next few decades, artificial intelligence tools are likely to take over a lot of the tasks you do at work. That does not have to mean unemployment, though. Communication and creative skills are fast becoming game-changers for professionals who want to succeed and lead. Improve soft skills…

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Tips for smooth-talking managers

Adapting Communication Styles for Every Situation

There are plenty of communication sins that take place at offices around the world, most of them forgivable. By appreciating the unique personalities of your staff, understanding your corporate culture, and educating yourself on a number of communication techniques, you can create a happier office environment and improve your company’s performance.

Management By Wandering Around - Leading On Your Feet
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Management By Wandering Around

Leading On Your Feet

Being a skilled communicator is an important part of being a leader. What separates good leaders from great ones is how they go about communicating with others in their organizations, and not just their peers. One of the most effective ways to do this is by practicing “management by wandering around” or MBWA, whereby managers…

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Father’s Day

Thank you Dad!

The day you were born, your father’s world changed. From one moment to the next, everything was different: the feelings he felt, the responsibilities he carried, the way he looked at life! Stop the rush, stop the stress for just one short minute – watch the story. Say ‘Thank you, Dad’

applying at age 45
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Golden Agers

Applying at Age 45 – Make Your Experience Count!

Tried-and-true routines, expansive knowledge of established processes, and detailed industry knowledge – as a competent applicant with extensive work experience, you have a lot to offer an employer. You also know to avoid many mistakes that entry-level applicants still have yet to make. Frame your experience as your most valuable capital. When you’re applying at age…

can you trust a smile
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Body Language

Don’t Trust That Grin

In negotiation situations, most people analyze the body language of their counterpart to gauge their trustworthiness. But as researchers from USC recently discovered, this can be a dangerous mistake. Other factors play a much larger role. Just because someone smiles doesn’t mean they’re trustworthy. Other factors are much more important than their facial expressions. Recently,…