Speak First Blog | LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

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. 

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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. ...

1 October 2020

Learning to Adapt: Navigating the New Era

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.” Some changes are expected and can be planned for – ...

13 August 2020

What you need to know before bringing your people back to the workplace

For many of us, the ‘new normal’ created by the Coronavirus lockdown won’t be feeling so ‘new’ anymore. However, in the fast and constantly changing world, there is always another ‘new’ thing coming ...

14 May 2020

Why Critical Thinking Is Important and How It Can Help You

You may have read our blog a few weeks ago about three modes of thinking and getting creative. This week we will be focusing on the important skill of critical or convergent thinking.