Venica Rossouw

Soft skills are equally as important as hard skills in the workplace. Hard skills are measurable and generally seen as your technical skills.

Conflict is inevitable when leading and working with diverse people daily, especially in a confined space such as an office.

Boss’s Day was on 16 October, so we've decided to focus on leadership skills and what good managers need to be a true “captain of their ship.” 

We are all faced with various degrees of fears at some point in our lives and for others it may be an everyday battle. People experience different types of fears.

Company morale can be a rollercoaster ride. What goes up usually comes down. The trick is to soften the blow and to get back to a “high morale” as quickly as possible. 

To manage personal finances is a battle often lost because of a lack of skills. If you are of the opinion that you can keep track of your personal budget in your mind and not by writing your expenses down, 

A Pinterest quote by Lailah Gifty Akita reads: “When your environment is clean you feel happy, motivated and healthy.” We agree. As housekeeping is important so is working in a clean and hygienic work environment. 

Survival is almost synonymous with Recession. For this reason, most companies are under a great deal of strain to stretch out their resources. However, are belts being tightened in the right places? To panic is not the solution. Recession is like any other battle.

Benjamin Franklin could not be more right when he said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” The best training often happens when you learn while you work.

We communicate with one another in not only the spoken language but other forms as well such as tone of voice, facial expression, eye contact, hand gestures and posture otherwise known as body language. 

You might feel frustrated at work because you are not given sufficient resources to get the job done. Or you can feel like you are stuck in a dead-end job with no challenges and job satisfaction. 

As with everything in business, sales techniques have evolved over time. There is no room anymore for door to door sales and cold calling is a technique that needs to co-exist with digital sales methods.

If you are a newly appointed team leader, you are probably aware that your main responsibility is to keep your team aligned with the company’s goals and to make sure your team members reach them by the deadline. 

When you become a paramedic you learn to operate within a grueling work schedule filled with long hours and little sleep.

We all fear the unknown. Helen Keller said: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” 

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