Jan 5
The Knowledge Economy – why soft skills matter

According to Will Hutton, Chief Executive of the Work Foundation , the “knowledge economy” (not easy to define, in fact there is a 31 page paper ‘Defining the Knowledge Economy’ on the website) – illustrated by sectors such as business services, education, finance, telecoms – is fast becoming the biggest contributor to UK GDP. The […]

Jan 1
How to Keep your New Year Resolutions

If you still haven’t broken your New Year Resolutions yet [ 🙂 … of course you haven’t, just teasing…] you might be interested in taking part in some scientific research which is being undertaken at University of Hertfordshire in the UK. It was reported in the Guardian on Friday 30th December (“Psychologists seek key to […]

Dec 12
Comfort zones

I caught part of The Choir (BBC2 9pm) on Monday night (11/12/06) – in a nutshell, 160-odd kids from Northolt High School (total roll about 1300) in West London audition to join The Phoenix Choir, to enter an international choral competition, the World Choir Games which will take place in China. Like many choirs, the […]

Dec 6
Visualizing your goals

Of course I’m an avid supporter of the Open University – I did my MBA at their Business School in the late 90’s and have worked closely with them ever since. So I was delighted to read in the Independent yesterday (5 Dec 2006) that they are partnering the Trades Union Congress to provide a […]

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