Speak First Blog | LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

6 January 2022

6 tips effective facilitators & chairs follow for productive meetings

A successful meeting should be a positive experience, a joining of minds, an opportunity for group discussions and ultimately a helpful and productive time together. The last thing you want is for ...

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21 October 2021

Empowering a culture of constant learning: Developing a growth mindset

In school, children are graded, and classes sometimes separated, based on overall attainment. From our very first day in the classroom, exam questions tend to come down to a binary ‘right’ or ...

14 October 2021

Generate ideas and develop strategy: Tips for effective brainstorming

Brainstorming is a simple process for quickly generating a lot of new ideas. Whether individually or with a group, you note down every idea that comes to you – evaluating and analysing them later. By ...

9 September 2021

The 7 questions to improve your decision making and critical thinking

‘It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

29 July 2021

Virtual Onboarding: How to give your remote workers the best start

Starting a new job is a landmark moment. There’s always a lot to discover over your first few days, whether it’s your first job and you’re learning the dos and don’ts of being in a workplace, or ...

8 July 2021

Financial awareness: Do you understand your company's metrics?

Do you often get lost during financial updates from senior executives? Does the jargon all go over your head and you begin to wish they’d use simpler words and talk slower? Do you sometimes feel like ...

24 May 2021

Effective feedback: creating a motivating and constructive process

No one should be expected to be absolutely perfect at their job, at least not straight away! There will always inevitably be things that take time to learn. This is why feedback and development ...

6 May 2021

Think like a manager: Understanding the 5 forces affecting your business

Managers are often promoted because they’re good at their job, not necessarily because of their business acumen. As a ground level employee, you’re typically assigned tasks which will work towards ...

24 March 2021

How to develop your team through effective delegation

As a manager, or leader of a team, you shouldn’t be expected to do everything yourself. Your time will fill up very quickly, you don’t want to spend time completing work that others can do well, find ...

8 October 2020

Taking care of your employees: Mental Well-being in the time of covid-19

World Mental Health Day falls every year on 10th October. This year, the day feels more poignant and truly global than ever before, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every corner of the world. ...