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Alison Carter

Alison experience spans 25-years of blue chip corporate employment in senior financial and managerial roles, establishing several companies of her own and working as a NFP counsellor. She understands the importance of strong communication skills and financial acumen for leaders and strongly believes that operating with authenticity and empathy is critical in the future of work.

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Why Practical Learning & Development Is Giving Organisations An Edge

Do you remember how you learned the skills you need to do your job? Was it at school, sitting behind a desk, trying to pay attention to a teacher with a droning, monotonous voice? Or was it being thrown into the deep end, being assigned tasks, being entrusted with something and getting the chance to …

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Communication Techniques 101: The Power of Words

When people think of effective communication, they generally think about words. The written and spoken word is the most easily recognisable form of communication in the modern workplace.  In fact, as the workplace continues to advance digitally, words are becoming one of the most important communication techniques for ambitious and future leaders. Why? Because the pace of the …

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Digital Employee Engagement: How To Be A Great Virtual Leader

An old friend of mine used to work for Coca-Cola Enterprises in the UK. Every year, thousands of employees would get together in an enormous event arena to learn about the business, celebrate what it meant to be a Coke employee and get excited about what the future had in store. I saw pictures from …

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Selling Ideas In The Workplace: 4 Tips For Increasing Your Influence

Building bridges and selling ideas: they’re probably two of the most powerful skills to have in the workplace. One is the superpower that fosters collaboration, connection, teamwork and connectivity. The other is the subtle art of influence, persuasion and creating trust; the ability to convince others to take a chance on you. As someone who juggles …

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Employee Motivation: Proven Motivation Techniques For Leading A Team

The demands on a communicator are different today than five years ago, ten years ago, fifteen years ago.  Globalisation, the digital revolution, agile and matrix working environments – all of these developments impacting the corporate world are changing the way professionals and executives influence and communicate with one another effectively. With social media, busier lives, greater pressures and …

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