Life Skills Training

The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life. Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential. There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your life circumstances, your culture, beliefs, age, geographic location, etc.

Different life skills will be more or less relevant at different times your life, for example:

When at school or university, you'll need study skills
When buying a house, communication skills and negotiation skills may be needed
You'll need to work on your employability skills to get a job
When you have a job, leadership and presentation skills may be useful, along with a whole host of other skills.
When you start a family, time management skills and organisational skills are likely to become important.
There will be times throughout your life when you'll need conflict resolution, stress-management and problem solving skills too.

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Life Skills

The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life. Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.

Life Skills

Maybe you wanted to become fluent in a language, learn a new instrument, start doing DIY, or a master a myriad of other skills.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

Whether we do it consciously or subconsciously, we are all choosing to spend our time in a certain way. Are you making the most of your day? Grant Hamel provides ten tips to effectively use your time.

Are you tired of setting goals that are never achieved? Perhaps you need an
external facilitator to help with the process. Find out more about the
benefits of hiring a professional.

As of late, emotional intelligence (EQ) has become a hot topic amongst business leaders. This is because a lack of EQ has been proven to create a disconnect in the workplace and employees demand EQ of their leaders now more so than ever before.

Companies are often hesitant to invest too much time and money in soft skills training but these skills are very often the catalyst for business success.

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to know, identify, manage and control your own emotions as well as the emotions of others.

Simply observing an individuals overall performance after a training session is not the
best way to determine the effectiveness of the training. So how do you measure
value for money in the context of soft skills training?

In order to remain competitive both locally and in the global economy, and to meet the demands of best practice, businesses require employees to have strong business writing skills.

One of the most difficult tasks is the one where you learn to understand yourself.

Do you want to get your driver's licence? Or does the thought of being behind the wheel scare you? Fight your fears and enhance every area of your life through this essential skill.

We can't always control our circumstances or the people that come into our personal space but we can learn to manage our surroundings and relationships in a healthy way.

What is the most important skill a person in a consulting role needs to develop?
According to Carol Mould of training provider, Faculty Training Institute (FTI), the key
to becoming a successful consultant is to recognise that the role is as much about
people as it is about problem-solving.

One of the companies I worked for brought in external consultants to assist us in
shaping a new strategy to grow the business. One of the exercises we undertook was
to get an understanding of what drives us to work harder, to be more productive.

The issue of work-life balance has been around a long time. The question is why does
it not go away, especially amongst working women? Balancing emotional and spiritual
intelligence with cognitive reality is central to the effective functioning of women
inside and outside the workplace says HR specialist Lizanne de Jong.

More and more employers are recognising the need for financial life skills training for
their workforces. The question is why has it suddenly emerged as a critical need and
why did it take so long to emerge?

This unique SmartReading method will be introduced for the first time to South
Africans during this coming month. BSN and Paul van der Velde will host two
SmartReading workshops, one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town.

One of the most challenging management dilemmas is to integrate new
graduates into the workplace. Young employees start off in the organisation
with great expectations and assume that a degree gives them the golden
path to the top.

More employers expect their staff members to have the basic list of soft skills.
While technical know-how is important, soft skills add a necessary dimension
to the overall performance of the employee.

It has been suggested that in a number of professions, soft skills may be
more important over the long term than occupational skills. Yet South African
organisations fail to see the value of this training.

In this day and age, where we all have hectic schedules and what feels like
hundreds of tasks and things to accomplish daily, stress has become a silent
partner to our lives without us even realising.