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5 Key Project Management Skills That Business Owners Need - LXP

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If you are a business owner, it is important to have project and program management skills. This is especially true when your business is in early stages as during this period you are not in a position to hire project managers and it is you who have to take the charge. Project managers possess some …
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5 Misconceptions About Marketers

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Marketing doesn't actually have a 2 drink minimum. Read on for 5 misconceptions about what it takes to be a marketer.
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Win over Critics & Get People to Love Your Ideas -- How To With Storytelling

Win over Critics & Get People to Love Your Ideas -- How To With Storytelling | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Get people onboard and get going!

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 16, 5:37 PM

Most people think that when trying to influence others to back a project, it's all about the crafting of the presentation and messages.

 

Well, yes.....AND if you miss this critical step before hand, all will go down the tubes, as this article explains.

 

What's that must-do step to take first? It's the first rule of storytelling -- know your audience! In particular -- get to know your most influential critics before hand. Listen, learn about them, and empathize.

 

The author of the post gives us 9 audience strategies. Some happen before the presentation. A few happen during the presentation.

 

Remember, you can't tell an effective story if you can't link your story to the challenges/desires in the hearts of your listeners.

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The Rising Need For Soft Skills & The Challenge of Scaling Them 

The Rising Need For Soft Skills & The Challenge of Scaling Them  | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Empathy and creative thinking are valuable skills in the workplace, but they’re hard to teach.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 28, 5:36 PM

Here's a fascinating article by the MIT Sloan Management Review discussing how soft skills are growing to become critically important. Then the author talks about the 3 barriers to building soft skills. I know you'll enjoy reading it.

 

The author does offer 3 ideas for dealing with those 3 barriers. What she misses is storytelling being a method that easily builds soft skills and is scalable. 

 

Research has documented over the years how storytelling is one of the best methods for building emotional intelligence, empathy, context setting, collaboration, and creative thinking -- all essential soft skills. Building storytelling skills can happen 1:many, 1:few, and 1:1. Even better, storytelling can be low tech or high tech, depending on the situation.

 

So get it done.

ub7u1e's curator insight, September 12, 4:57 PM

Develop your soft skills to stand out in the workplace.

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Lynda online learning… for researchers?

Lynda online learning… for researchers? | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
The University of Northampton subscribes to a bank of online learning resources called Lynda.Lynda features over 5,000 on-demand training courses on a variety of different business, technical and creative topics.  Lynda is particularly useful when it comes to learning software so you will find courses...
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Putting digital marketing and communications skills into practice

Putting digital marketing and communications skills into practice | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Over the summer, marketing and communications colleagues will take part in a series of digital marketing and communications workshops.
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Good Manners: JOIN People Skills Global Chat July 22nd | #PeopleSkills - Kate Nasser

Good Manners: JOIN People Skills Global Chat July 22nd | #PeopleSkills - Kate Nasser | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Are good manners still valuable in this digital world? Join Kate Nasser The People Skills Coach™ in #PeopleSkills global Twitter chat 10amET to share views.
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Communication Rules for Survival and Success - Promising Practices - Management - GovExec.com

Communication Rules for Survival and Success - Promising Practices - Management - GovExec.com | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Early in my career, a mentor suggested, “You will go as far as you can communicate.”...
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Creativity and arts as critical as maths in education, says Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Creativity and arts as critical as maths in education, says Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Theatre director and writer Scott Rankin joins the push to make arts an education priority like science, technology, engineering and maths, and turn STEM into STEAM.
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5 ways to be more creative  

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Are you a writer? Perhaps a scientist? Or a humanitarian in the making?Whatever your calling, there is a skill that transcends doctrines and that everyone...
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Top 3 Business Skills for Project Managers

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains which business skills are crucial for project managers. Try our award-winning PM software for free: https://www.projectmanage...
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Six Tips to Improve Your Leadership Communication Skills

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The best leaders are great communicators, but not everyone knows how to express the company's needs. Here are six tips to improve your communication skills.
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How innovation impacts work: Technology as game-changer and life-changer – Innovation Excellence

How innovation impacts work: Technology as game-changer and life-changer – Innovation Excellence | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
The Innovation Excellence community is home to articles, webinars, videos, training and education - powering growth in the innovation management profession.
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5 "soft" tech skills - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

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Source https://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2018/07/26/new-soft-skills-evolution-in...
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Tips and Strategies to Engage Your Millennial Workforce

Tips and Strategies to Engage Your Millennial Workforce | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
I hope this blog provides insights on your Millennial workforce (who they are, what makes them different, what are their characteristics and so on. I recommend you use these pointers to create an effective learning strategy that would engage them.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 10, 9:12 AM

Some useful tips.

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Simple, Effective Leadership Skills That Few People Live--And What Storytelling Has To Do With It 

Simple, Effective Leadership Skills That Few People Live--And What Storytelling Has To Do With It  | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
Jack Christianson explains that leadership is all about people. When the leader gets relationships right, everything else falls into place.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 20, 8:16 PM

Many leaders nod and do lip service to this essential truth: leadership is about relationships. "Yes!" they say. But many find it difficult to do or sustain over time because the focus is mostly on issues.

 

This article is about a new book on the topic, and how to overcome the obstacles to building deep relationships that make business work. It's also written as a parable.

 

When communication and trust are low, say the authors, performance and confidence are also low. That means the business is low, too. 

 

What does this have to do with storytelling? Sharing authentic, well-crafted stories builds trust, relationships, and leadership. Stories communicate and demonstrate lived values. They connect and reinforce. They are the web of your culture. 

 

Want trust? Want great leadership? Want deep relationships that accelerate performance and business growth? Want a strong culture? Do you take the time? Leverage business storytelling.

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What Is Creativity? Defining the Skill of the Future

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What exactly is creativity anyway? Take a look to see what it means to be creative and why this skill is such a valuable one to have.
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How to Handle Cybersecurity in 2018

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Cybersecurity needs to be top of mind for any business—big or small. Check out how you can prepare your business for cybersecurity in 2018.
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4 Side Hustles That Pack A Career Punch

4 Side Hustles That Pack A Career Punch | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
While you may think that working a side hustle signals you’re having a hard time making ends meet, I believe just the opposite.
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What are transferable skills?

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Not sure you have the right skills for a role? You just might not be making the most of your transferable skills...
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Creative Thinking Skills Techniques - The Five Whys

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Creative Thinking Skills Techniques - The Five Whys Listen to the Audio In this episode, you'll learn: Creative thinking skills techniques...
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5 Tips to Help You Improve Your Communication Skills

5 Tips to Help You Improve Your Communication Skills | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
I have never recalled being the girl with the best articulation skills nor the confidence when it comes to interacting with others.It has never been easy for me to fluently express my mind, or convey...
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Learn What Good Listening Skills Really Means

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Listening skills are important in business. Learn what are not good listening skills and how to become a better listener.
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Project managers need to be warriors, not bookkeepers

Project managers need to be warriors, not bookkeepers | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
There is a trend in the IT industry that I find disturbing: more often than not companies are recruiting for project managers only those that are PMP certified, while ignoring the actual traits and experiences that demonstrate successful project management skills and abilities.
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The Real Value Of eLearning For Businesses

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Wondering about the Value Of eLearning? Check why we need employees not only to learn, but also to know what to do with the information they have mastered.
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6 Ways to Communicate Differently That Will Change Your Life

6 Ways to Communicate Differently That Will Change Your Life | Ten skills that employers want | Scoop.it
We all know the importance of interpersonal communication skills, but did you know it’s possible to communicate in ways that’ll change your life?
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