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April 2016 Newsletter

What is the most important skill you need?

If you want to be successful, you’ll need many specialized business skills, but probably the most important one will surprise you: it's the capacity to READ! Yes, READ!

You must develop the capacity to read, and to read FAST, and by this I don't mean basic literacy. This is why I talk of "capacity." If you’re on this platform, you’re someone who has more than basic literacy skills. You are the next generation of leaders.

I'm sure you’ve heard the expression: "(Great) leaders are readers."

You must have the capacity to read a lot, if you want to be successful. All the greatest leaders I’ve ever met, from any walk of life, had this in common: they liked to read books, journals, and articles.

You must BUY and own books. It must be a constant investment. You’re not a reader if you prefer only to borrow books. It means you're not committed. If you have children, take them to bookshops. Buy or build them bookshe…

March 2016 Newsletter - Career growth tips.

Career Development Tips

Welcome to March 2016!
Here are some career development tips that will help to fast-track your career development
1. Make sure that you are efficient in tasks that will help your manager the most.
2.Find out what your manager regards good performance and train constantly in your strengths so you can more effective.
3.Take risks and step outside your job role.
4. Make sure your actions are regarded constructive, not just attention seeking.
5. Identify a well-regarded senior person at work from whom to seek career advice and return the favour by loyalty and respect.
6. Be a problem solver, not a problem finder.
7. Smile a lot. Others notice and favour happy people.

**Culled from Catherine Cunningham, director, The Career Consultancy**

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