Communication and Empathy at Work

How often are we told that we have not understood what has been communicated to us – ‘that is not what I meant!’ or ‘You were not listening to me’ or ‘Why did you think I meant that?” So often we are misunderstood, or taken out of context, it leaves a big question mark as to what communication actually is.

03.10.2019

How to ask for a Raise

‘Please sir, can I have some more?’ Do you remember the tension in that scene by Charles Dickens, when the young Oliver Twist dares to ask for more food? Negotiating about money is at the very top of the discomfort zone.

30.09.2019

Meetings – and why they should be structured

Effective meetings are a critically essential activity in running a business. You need meetings to make decisions, reach agreements and develop solutions. They harness the combined wisdom of your staff to invent products, increase sales, improve productivity, plan strategies, and create success.

26.08.2019

Reduce Waste …. of Time

Recent campaigns are (hopefully) helping us become more aware of the world we live in and the environment around us in order to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. But have we ever thought of what we could manage to achieve if we reduce the time we waste on a day-to-day basis?

22.04.2019

Starting a new job

Starting a new job is very exciting. Then, you start thinking things like: what should I do? Am I doing a good job? Should I bother my boss frequently with questions? Do not worry; you can put your mind at rest as this is very normal. There is always a sense of awkwardness when starting a new job.

17.10.2018

Online Learning Courses

We firmly believe that online learning is important to gain new knowledge, skills, insights and competences. VC Academy is proud to have partnered with Chevron Consultants, a German company, to launch Online Learning Courses that offer meaningful educational experiences to maximize individuals’ learning in compliance, risk management and regulation.

03.10.2018

Do you know what your skills are?

Has it ever occurred to you to question which skills would suit you best?

There are many soft and technical skills that companies consider fundamental to choose the perfect candidate. While looking for a job, it is very important to keep in mind when you are writing your resume is to recognise your set skills and competencies.

02.10.2018

Personal Development Plan

“The best way to adapt to a world that is ever changing is to think in terms of a business model. (…) Consider yourself as a company created by only one person – you.” – Tim Clark, author of “Business Model You”

When you decide to improve your job position, you need to think in terms of personal growth.

18.09.2018