Social Skills

Are Our Face To Face Social Skills Being Crippled By Social Media?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Shahilla Barok

Could the skill of 'real' face to face socialising be fading out? I certainly hope not although it is noted in many research documents that people find it difficult and some do not have the skills to confidently socialise face to face.

The Importance of Scoring Social Skills

Simon Stevens | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

For many years, I have had an ad-hoc system of gauging where my relationships with others, especially my personal assistants and volunteers, are. I do not actually keep count or make any formal records, but I keep a mental note of where they are roughly are in terms of points.

There's a Human Void in the Office - Let's Fill It

James Layfield | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
James Layfield

Here is my challenge, to you and myself: lets not become a nation of zombie offices. Lets unplug our headphones, put down our phones, resist the urge to email and make sure we all take the time to speak to one another, share ideas and collaborate where we can everyday. Not only will this create much healthier and more vibrant offices, but we will be more productive too.

The Introverts' Guide to Surviving Parties

Roy Sheppard | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

A successful life is down to how adept you are at attracting personal and professional opportunities into your life, and the lives of everyone else you know. Meeting new people face-to-face is the single best way of doing that. It applies equally for purely social events as well as work related parties, drinks receptions etc.

Are School Reports Worth the Paper They Are Written On?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I woke up last week and just knew it was that time again. School report time. The reek of ambition and parental competitiveness hovering over our usually placid school gave it away. It's a major day in the parenting calendar as a mothers entire years bragging rights can hang in the balance.

Conversation Killers

Laura Bui | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bui

There are certain conversations that irk me. A fan of actual conversations, ones that require honesty and direct experiences that someone cares about, tend to give way to the following kind of interactions that are confused as conversations:

How to Be a Great Social Media Friend (Or How Not to Be a Bad One)

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech
Kirsty Lemare

Call me neurotically self-conscious but I am not a fan of a show-off in real life so on my feed it really drives me nuts. You know the type, the person who manages to spend their Saturday morning hang-gliding with famous people before learning a new language and going for lunch with everyone you have ever known, all of whom forgot to invite you.

The 13 Networking Types

Andrew Thorp | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK
Andrew Thorp

But as an entrepreneur I've decided to take this to another level with 13 classes networker. Don't get me wrong - I've met some wonderful people and excellent practitioners in my time, but some of these may ring true with you.

Understanding Bullying: Strategies for Help and Prevention

Elena Barbiero | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Bullying sadly takes many forms. It's heart-breaking for parents to witness the effect bullying has on their child: we love our children, and we hope bullying will never happen to them. Sorry, I have bad news...

Is 'Mind Reading' The Key To Popularity?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The secret to popularity could be down to the size of your brain and your ability to guess what other people are thinking, a study has found. Scien...