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Experiential learning – learning by doing

In studying for my MBA, one of the modules included a Production and Operations Management game. The main objective of the Production and Operations Management course was to provide us with the understanding and ability to apply theories and principles to real-world production.  We were put into competing teams with each person holding a different [...]

Giving a TED-Style presentation

Most presentations are about conveying facts and expectations, not passions and possibilities. And because business speakers represent their organisations instead of themselves, they tend to be cautious not just in what they say, but in how they say it. TED has set the gold standard for public speaking, and TED speakers work very hard at [...]

Breaking negotiation deadlocks

You may well know many of the ‘golden rules’ of negotiating – such as the importance of preparation, aiming high, establishing the other side’s full agenda before starting to negotiate, searching for variables in both side’s situation to trade for mutual advantage; and the importance of actually trading concessions rather than just donating them. However, [...]

How well do you perform in high pressure situations?

Undoubtedly, healthy and constructive conflict is a component of high-functioning teams. Conflict arises from differences between people; the same differences that often make diverse teams more effective than those made up of people with similar experience. When people with varying viewpoints, experiences, skills, and opinions are tasked with a project or challenge, the combined effort [...]

Is your communication style hurting your career?

Our communication style and approach speak volumes about how we view ourselves and others.  It also reveals important clues about our sense of worth, power and ability to lead and manage effectively.  Let’s have a look at some examples of communication problems that may be hurting your career and possible solutions. Mismatch in communication styles [...]