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So far Sophie Dipiazza has created 9 blog entries.

CEO Secrets And Advice Revealed – Will It Help You Better Plan And Avoid Mistakes?

I came across an interesting article from the BBC followed by a series of short videos from CEOs in the world letting loose their secrets and advice. #CEO Secrets, by the BBC News. We all make mistakes, whether it be in our personal life or in work or business. We are only human, are we [...]

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The Moment The President Cried

On 6th December 2015, singer song writer Carole King was honoured by the Kennedy Center in the USA for her lifetime achievement in music. Broadcast later in the month on American TV, we see King sitting with the President (POTUS) and First Lady (FLOTUS) of the United States. So far so wonderful. Then Aretha Franklin [...]

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Ten Skills Your Organisation Needs To Be Successful In The Next Decade

A recent survey by the World Economic Forum of Chief HR and Strategy Officers offers an intriguing glimpse into how organisations’ needs for skills might evolve. In 2020 In 2015 1.       Complex Problem Solving 1.       Complex Problem Solving 2.       Critical Thinking 2.       Coordinating with Others 3.       Creativity 3.       People Management 4.       People Management 4.       Critical [...]

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How Can We Make Emotionally Intelligent Decisions?

A recent article in the Guardian shed light on the reason behind why white boys from working-class backgrounds are the least likely to go to university. The Guardian spoke to 12 teenagers from Chantry School in Ipswich, following a presentation they attended by UCS (University Campus Suffolk). The presentation seems to have had a powerful [...]

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Conversational Listening – Empathising through Emojis’

"We heard from people that they wanted more ways to express themselves on Facebook." In particular, "they didn't have a way to express empathy." Sammi Krug, Facebook Product Manager. CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained on his own Facebook page, “People wanted to express empathy and make it comfortable to share a wider range of emotions. I've [...]

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Q. Learning School – Hangdewa NE Nepal

Promise on New School Delivered And there it was, the Q. Learning School in Hangdewa, NE Nepal, resplendent in all its yellowness and nestled in its own playground. 10 rooms, 150 children (4-14), 10 teachers, and lessons in English equivalent to the Oxford and Cambridge syllabus. Q. Learning had delivered on a promise made 7 years before to build [...]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence in Banking – 3 Ways to Improve Interpersonal Functioning

Bankers are discovering their sensitive side, according to the British Bankers Association. In their recent report the BBA highlights the work of the ‘Vulnerability Taskforce’ , to which the BBA and its members are making a commitment to ensure that: ‘Customers in vulnerable circumstances are treated not only fairly but with empathy and sensitivity to [...]

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The Emotional Intelligence Journey

You are your life's work When Daniel Goleman published Emotional Intelligence in 1995, it spent over 18 months on the New York Times bestseller list. Whilst many have devoted time and energy to researching and explaining the nature and value of emotional intelligence, Goleman has done more perhaps than any to place it firmly on [...]

Why language is a key to organisational effectiveness

Is that clear? Why language is a key to organisational effectiveness In the film The Last Emperor, Reginald Johnston (played by Peter O'Toole) is hired as a tutor to the young Pu Yi. During a lesson, Pu Yi challenges the necessity of learning the niceties of English vocabulary: Pu Yi: Johnston: Pu Yi: Johnston: Pu [...]

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