Soft Skills

Why Emotions Help Business Decisions

Deborah Nixon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

Antonio Damasio, (2003, Looking for Spinoza) the renowned neuroscientist, has demonstrated the important role of emotions in decision-making. When we insist on removing emotions from our decisions, we are ignoring the emotional part of our decision-making process. Why do we choose to avoid emotion, especially in a business or professional setting?

Becoming President in Five Simple Steps

Mark Jeffries | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Business
Mark Jeffries

When delivered at the right time to the right person, using these five keys creates a strong and successful influence that will work for you many times over and might even turn you into the next President!

Stealing a Bite of Apple

Mark Jeffries | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Mark Jeffries

How can we let our prospective clients know that there are others who want us? How can we create the impression that if they don't move soon, they may miss out? This is where we can learn something from Apple!

Perception Control: What We Can Learn From Politicians

Mark Jeffries | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Mark Jeffries

How are you perceived? What do people say about you (after you leave the room)? This all depends on perception control -- in other words whether you are in control of the way you are perceived or not.