Australian Institute of Soft Skills Training

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Why listening is the ultimate soft skill – and how to be a better leader

By Admin on 30/09/2019 2:04:00 PM

While we might not want to admit it, most of us suffer from an inability to listen effectively. Most of us think we are far better listeners than we actually are.
That’s right – you heard correctly - the reality is that most of us are poor listeners.

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Entrepreneurs need soft skills to grow with their enterprises

By Admin on 24/09/2019 9:18:00 AM

Entrepreneurs and innovation are widely regarded as the engine rooms of economic growth. Australian federal and state governments are devoting significant funds and resources toward the creation of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Part of this includes support for skill development – but are we overlooking a vital skillset?

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Star Wars vs Avengers - the disconnect between Millennials and Baby Boomers

By Sarah Jane Miatt on 04/09/2019 2:19:39 PM

(Originally published in The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group®) Standards Communique - August 2019)

Let’s face it, the employee generation gap in many manufacturing companies is now a gaping chasm. Most of the current leaders and managers are baby boomers or gen X’ers who left school or graduated from university when the latest tech was a Walkman and they were lining up to see the first Star Wars movie in bell bottom jeans and a mustard sweater.

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Soft skills that get you noticed at work

By Admin on 14/05/2019 2:03:00 PM

Successful business team at the office applauding

Standing out at work for the right reasons can be challenging – especially for those of us who are not naturally gregarious. Getting noticed at work is all about drawing attention to your skills and achievements and painting a picture of yourself that suggests reliability and untapped potential for your employer.

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