personal development

Why Soft Skills II

The IBM Institute for Business Value recently surveyed approximately 5,670 executives across 48 countries to learn more about the skills needed to execute business strategies. The top finding of the research is that approximately 120 million workers may need to be retrained or re-skilled as a result of AI and…

Leadership Vlog Post 191017 – Why Soft Skills?

Having the technical skills and knowledge to successfully execute our job duties is only one part of being the best we can be in the workplace. In addition to these “hard” skills, we also need “soft” skills. As I stated above, Soft Skills are those skills that allow us to…

What Is Your Challenge This Week?

What is your challenge today? This week? Next month? How can you resolve it? By when? What do you need to accomplish this? This week’s Vlog post explores these questions…. Want to know more? reach out to me by email at john@johnkwhitehead.ca or schedule a call —>>>>> Please follow and…

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: The when’s & how’s

This week I discuss how and when we communicate with our direct reports and others. Keeping open communication and letting others know you are accessible is one of the keys to being a good leader. So, what are some of the things we can do to make this happen? John…

So What is the Platinum Rule?

At some point in the workshop I conduct on interpersonal communications skills using the SOCIAL STYLEs model, I invariably make the comment that with the knowledge all of the participants have gained during the session comes great responsibility; that with what they have learned about communication and behaviours comes the…