Introverts rock. People often think that a big, vibrant personality is needed to succeed in the workplace. That just is not true. Often it is the quietest people who have the loudest minds.
The world is starting to awaken to the power of introverted leaders.Read more
It is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), so prepare to be inundated with the usual scaremongering social posts about the rise of cyberattacks. But I propose something slightly different. While there is plenty to frighten even the most experienced CEO, it’s also time we talked about the impact of digital transformation on cybersecurity.Read more
October is the month of apple picking, hayrides, carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating on Halloween. It is also National Bullying Prevention Month. More than one out of every five students are bullied. The type of bullying students experience includes being made fun of, called names, pushed or shoved and the destruction of personal property.Read more
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, providing the perfect opportunity for organizations to review their security policies, evaluate alternative options and implement any changes if necessary. The Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study shows that the average cost of a data breach incident was approximately $3.86 million, a 6.22% increase from the previous year and a number expected to grow in the future exponentially.Read more
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organisation founded in 1948 to advance the prevention of mental and emotional disorders. They educate on the proper treatment of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health, thus designating today, October 10, as World Mental Health Day (WMHDAY).Read more
We all process information differently. We also have preferred learning styles. Some of us are visual, and others lean towards something auditory, a podcast or audiobook perhaps. Therefore, offering learners the choice to watch, read and listen is an effective way to increase skills development and knowledge acquisition.Read more
Will we see a time when robots replace managers?
For a bad or absent manager, this might be an excellent example of progress. However, assuming we are talking about good managers, there is no substitute for direct human-to-human, face-to-face interaction. Read more
Digital transformation is everywhere. It enables organisations to compete more effectively in the ever-changing digital economy, yet it instills fear and misapprehension in many as some view it as responsible for heralding in an era of skill shortages and job losses.Read more
The adoption of consumer-oriented customer-facing technologies to improve the user experience is challenging everything we know about behaviour, what people want, and importantly for L&D, the expectations people have about how organisations plan to deliver career development opportunities.Read more
National Coding Week, a volunteer-led initiative that aims to promote people’s digital confidences and skills, is upon us. I cannot underestimate the significance of this annual event particularly as we are in the middle of a growing digital skills crisis. Read more