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Portugal – Why Portugal is Europe’s Most Exciting New Tech Hub

Few countries have bounced back from the financial crisis as robustly as Portugal. In 2012, the Iberian nation’s economy fell by 3.2 percent while its unemployment rate soared to 18 percent. But just six years later, Portugal is tracking growth of 2.3 percent and jobless figures are dramatically reduced.

Article by: Matt Pitt | Published: 9 November 2018

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Avoiding and repairing miscommunication

We might think that communication has occurred, but in actuality, it has not. Both people think they understand what has been passed between them, but they walk away with ideas that are clearly not the same. This is where the illusion of communication can be most damaging.

Article by: Karen O'Donnell | Published: 24 May 2018

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Four Communication Errors You Are Making

In particular for a HR Director role effective communication with your workforce is fundamental. An HR Director manages organisational development, recruitment and have the tricky task of maintaining a positive work culture thus cannot afford to be experiencing any communication mistak

Article by: Simon de Cintra | Published: 24 May 2018

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Line managers must accentuate the positives

Strengths-based performance conversations' aims to move managers away from a deficit-oriented method, which is focused on identifying and fixing the weaknesses of team members, analysing what has gone wrong and considering how that can be avoided in the future. The new study of performance management outcomes in the civil service shows that that employee performance can be improved by a simple training intervention focused on building strengths instead of fixing weaknesses. These results can be boosted by a more extensive intervention, which includes wider communication and changes to HR policy, as well as manager training.

Article by: Jonny Gifford | Published: 3 December 2017

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“Respect my authority”

Does it seem like other people always get their ideas in before you have a chance to speak, or that your nerves get the better of you as soon as you try and open your mouth? Do you frequently notice that those who do stand up and command the authority from an audience have, in fact, very little to say or that their thoughts are not the most original nor insightful?

Article by: Simon de Cintra | Published: 24 November 2017

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On the necessity of crisis communications

Today, we’re apt to thinking about concepts like crisis communications by conjuring up imagery of of lengthy meetings about things like business continuity strategy.

Article by: Richard Stephenson | Published: 28 June 2017

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Top ten benefits of skilful dialogue

Sarah Rozenthuler, a leading international figure in the field of multi-stakeholder dialogue. A chartered psychologist and leadership consultant, gives her top ten reasons for clear and comprehensive communication.

Article by: | Published: 23 August 2016