A PhD is one of, if not the biggest, single pieces of work an individual will ever undertake. It takes an extreme amount of dedication, perseverance and naivety to start and then finish one. It can also be a time of your life full of other big decisions such as getting your first home (or building it), getting married (or making a similar long-term commitment to a relationship) and having children.

Read more: Finding motivation to complete your PhD

Did you know that a successful leader isn’t necessarily one who takes risks, sets the direction, challenges the status quo or breaks the rules?

Behaviours that support successful leadership can fluctuate depending on the workplace sector.

What does that mean?  Simply put, different workplaces require different styles of leadership for success.

Read more: Leadership Tips for New Managers

Did you know that effective communication isn’t always about how you can clearly make your point? Effective communication includes the audience – or those listening – and each individual in the audience has a different reason for listening to what you say. In order to increase your communication skills, you’ll often have to sharpen your interpersonal skills. 

Read more: Secrets to Strategic Communication

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