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Why There is Nothing Soft about Soft Skills

Why There is Nothing Soft about Soft Skills

 

Let’s start with a little word association. When we say soft, what other words does that conjure? Balmy, benign, bland, delicate, gentle, light, mellow, mild, nonabrasive, soothing, tender.  Hardly the types of words we people use when talking about building up their strength.Read more

Today Is National Read A Book Day

Today Is National Read A Book Day

“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.” – Pablo Neruda

I came across this quote recently, and it got me thinking.Read more

The Business Case for Gender Diversity

Guest post by Harriet Minter -The Business Case for Gender Diversity

Guest post by Harriet Minter, journalist, speaker and women in leadership advocate. Harriet founded, and edited The Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, which focuses on women in the workplace. She then moved to writing about women in technology.Read more

Let It Go: Why We Need To Change the Stories We Tell

Let It Go: Why We Need To Change the Stories We Tell

By Tara O’Sullivan

Stories are powerful teaching tools.

Our brains, research tells us, are hardwired to understand and learn from stories; that we instinctively are drawn to the messaging, and we internalise and “get it” is a most basic human trait.Read more

Why It Doesn’t Have to Be All Or Nothing

Why It Doesn’t Have to Be All Or Nothing

By Kelley Noblet

It’s no secret that juggling a full-time job and family life is a delicate and difficult balance to strike. Today’s typical workday no longer operates within the confines of 9 to 5; commutes are long and taking care a family has complex and time-consuming needs.Read more

Happy International Women’s Day

By Tara O'Sullivan

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It’s that time of year, when your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feed is full of messages of both support and anger for International Women’s Day.

My concern is how feminism and the word "feminist" still has a negative connotation.Read more