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September 14, 2018

Customer-centricity is one of the most overused terms in business today. One organisation may talk about being customer-centric in the way they service their customers, another in the way they design their products, and yet another in the way they make solutions available for purchase.

The same is true in sales. Most organisations take pride in being customer-centric, yet in almost all cases, this does not translate to frontline sellers and how they approach and engage clients.

AIM Blog - How mastering mindfulness can make you a leader that others will notice
September 05, 2018

Mindfulness is based on the science and medical discipline of neuroscience. In a nutshell, it’s about focusing [without distraction] on what’s happening right now. It is the psychological process of bringing your attention to the experiences that are occurring in the present. Mindfulness isn’t concerned with the past, and it certainly isn’t concerned with the future.

AIM Blog - 5 reasons why soft skills are the key to your organisation’s survival
June 15, 2018

The pace of change in the world can be dizzying. Particularly when we consider the effects that digital technologies are having on the world of work. While we might be vaguely aware that big changes are coming, it can be difficult to fully grasp the challenges so we can begin preparing for an uncertain future.

AIM Blog - Why Thank You Matters More Than Money
June 05, 2018

How do you feel when someone says thank you? Whether it be for our efforts, or achievements, most people appreciate being told they are appreciated. Assuming sincerity in its delivery, a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way to making people feel valued and respected. According to Aon Hewitt’s 2012 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report, 90% of employees agree recognition is a key driver of their engagement.

AIM Blog - How to say “no” without damaging your reputation at work
May 30, 2018

Warren Buffet famously said “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” That’s fine if you’re considered the world’s most shrewd and successful investor, but what does that mean for us mere mortals? If we start swanning around the office, saying no to any request that comes our way, we’ll quickly become very unpopular.

4 ways to be a trailblazer at work
May 21, 2018

Do you find yourself compliantly watching in meetings? Find out how to make a presence and be heard.

Talent, Business Growth,
May 01, 2018

Finding the right talent is essential to business growth. However, locating an individual with ambition, skills, engagement, and a penchant for fitting the company culture doesn’t just happen. Recruiting, retaining, and developing the right people for positions occurs with stellar planning and strategy development.

AIM Blog - Why it’s time to make a change to become a learning organisation
March 28, 2018

The post-war economy was a comparatively wonderful place. As a business, all you had to do was identify the core competencies of your organisation and aim to make those as efficient as possible in order to exploit your comparative advantage. Just set your direction, keep a firm hand on the wheel, and you’d slowly but surely grow your market and increase your margins.

Why it’s time for you to make a change if you want to get ahead
March 15, 2018

There once was a time when all you needed to do to shoot up the ranks was stick around. Loyal service was rewarded with occasional pay rises, and on the job experience was more than enough for an eventual promotion. All you had to do was show up, do the work, and you were on the escalator to the top.

4 things great managers always do
February 14, 2018

It’s often been said, that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. That’s been proven by a recent survey which showed 34% of employees attributed their decision to leave a company directly to their manager or leadership.

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