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"Skills" Blog Posts

March 30, 2022

What It's Like to Be a Published Author – Q&A

Hear from two of our in-house writers about what it's like to become a published author, and the life lessons they picked up on the way

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October 27, 2020

Has Your Career Gone Flat? – #MTtalk Roundup

In our latest Twitter chat, we talked about careers going flat – and how to get them flying again

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April 5, 2018

Train or Hire? Should You Develop the People You Have, or Get the Skills In?

If you’re a people manager, then at some point you’ll likely need to fill a vacant position. And chances are, you’ll face a choice between two options: appoint someone from within, or go for an external candidate. Positive Promotion Promotion from within is almost always a positive, win-win scenario. For one thing, it’s motivating: team […]

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June 16, 2014

Do you Know Your Blind Spots?

When I interviewed Robert Bruce Shaw about his new book "Leadership Blindspots," I was surprised by how complex this issue is. He told me that a lot of blind spots are directly linked to strengths. It may seem counter-intuitive, but while an entrepreneur's passion for her business drives growth, the single-mindedness of that passion may […]

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