Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Conscious Approach To Developing Skills

Is it time for a tune up?

At times we can feel a little stale in our industry or have an awareness our interpersonal skills, communication skills need a tune up? Do you want to climb the corporate ladder and develop leadership skills to enhance opportunity in your workplace, or change career?       Then read on……..
Keeping fresh and up to date with  skills can be a challenge, however it doesn’t have to be impossible. If you want to be a leader here are some of the skills you require,

  • Interpersonal skills 
  • People Management skills
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Strategic thinking

Ensuring that skills are well developed allows you to become a greater asset to the marketplace which is critical in these times. Employers want to hold on to good staff and support their team for long term retention wherever possible.
Some of the strategies that I personally employ when it comes to developing skills are good old books and audio programs that align with my direction and my Goals. I know finding the time to sit and read books can also be a challenge, however well worth allocating the time. Every time I read a new book it takes me to a new level of knowledge and understanding both personally and professionally. I read a good balance of business books and personal development, and also some from the spiritual realm. Over the past 9 years I have been building up a brilliant library I ensure I have a good balance of books and Audio in the library.
University in the car………who ever invented the CD player in the car I am forever grateful. I don’t think you would ever get into my car without finding educational/inspirational material . If you spend more than 15 minutes a day in the car then this would be ideal for you to get an education whilst you are on your way to work or your next interview, this will get you in the mindset of success.
Mentors are a great way to ensure you continue to grow, mentors don’t have to be physically here, they can be the great philosophers or just some one that you are aspired by. Like-mindedness’ is something I think is an important key to greater success, surrounding yourself with like minded people supports the transition and implementation of new skills.
Another form of growth is the more formal approach, however at times this is a little harder to obtain especially when we already have a busy schedule. Mantra Training & Development have a very supportive environment that is focused on the participants and their specific outcomes. Whilst you may be in a classroom environment or learning on the job it is still about a personal approach. Understanding your needs is vital to the success of the specific training program and your long term goals.
Visit our website and see what we have to offer or come and talk to us about a Training Needs Analysis to create a clear path for your future.          
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Donna Moulds  - CEO/Director

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