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How to give negative feedback 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

It’s likely that there will be times in your professional life when you need to give negative feedback, whether that’s to a peer, an employee or a service provider. Here are our tips on providing this negative feedback in a constructive way without causing too much bad feeling or conflict. This advice could also be [Read more…]

Guide to studying part-time when you already have a job 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

As technology advances, the need for workers to upskill is growing too. It is also creating exciting new opportunities in entirely new industries for those willing to learn.   Gaining new knowledge and skills throughout your life can bring about good health, wealth, quality of life and future prospects for yourself and your family. Both the Mental Health [Read more…]

Best podcasts to expand your business knowledge 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Improve your business acumen on the go with these brilliant business-related podcasts. Discover interviews with the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, learn how to solve business-related problems encountered at every level of the professional ladder, and find out how Netflix beat Blockbuster in the race into our living rooms.    Harvard Business review – Ideacast  https://hbr.org/2018/01/podcast-ideacast  Each week the HBR Ideacast features leading business [Read more…]

Seven tips for giving a winning presentation

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Being able to speak in public is a valuable skill to have in many professions. Here are our top tips for giving a presentation or speech.    Prepare  Reduce the need to worry by being as prepared as possible – practice your presentation or speech until you can say it without thinking, perform it in front of [Read more…]

Lewisham and Southwark Colleges: Past to present

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Lewisham College has been educating people in its local community since 1991, and in its previous incarnation as South East London Technical College, since 1931. From its earliest days, the College has been a centre of excellence for vocational training, with a strong mission to improve the employment prospects of local people while helping to [Read more…]

3 fascinating career paths in healthcare 

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Wondering what you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification? If you have a healthcare qualification or are considering getting one, read on to find out some of the fascinating career paths you could follow.   It’s not just doctors and nurses, you know.    Call Handler / Emergency Medical Dispatchers  Call Handlers and Emergency Medical Dispatchers work [Read more…]

Book Summary: Why we work by Barry Schwartz 

Monday, April 8th, 2019

‘Why we Work’ examines what motivates us to get out of bed in the morning and go to work.  Barry Schwartz is a Psychologist, author and famous TED Talker who dedicates himself to tackling what he believes to be the psychological plagues of modern living. His 2015 Ted Talk ‘The way we think about work [Read more…]

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