Latest Blog Posts

Talent acquisition: Is there a Brexit effect?

Written by: Lizzie Crowley
Posted on: 15 September 2017

Lizzie Crowley kicks off TJ’s new series of blogs on Brexit and its impact on business with a look at immigration policy.

The future is now

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 13 September 2017

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and learning has a part to play, says Barry Johnson.

Learning Live 2017: A recap

Written by: Jon Kennard
Posted on: 11 September 2017

Our editor gives his take on this year's event.

Four steps to employee engagement

Written by: Liam Butler
Posted on: 8 September 2017

Want your learning programmes to hit the spot? Follow Liam Butler's four-point plan.

Is the Apprenticeship Levy that new a concept?

Written by: Margaret Burnside
Posted on: 7 September 2017

It's making all the headlines, but Margaret Burnside has seen the Apprenticeship Levy before. 

Home thoughts from abroad #2

Written by: Stella Collins
Posted on: 5 September 2017

Brain-friendly training expert Stella Collins continues her correspondence following a recent move to Spain.

How to have a difficult conversation

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 29 August 2017

We all to have them at some point. Nick Gold makes a difficult situation more bearable.

16 mentoring definitions

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 24 August 2017

What is mentoring? Andrew Gibbons gathers a few definitions together for us.

Strong communication skills underpin business agility

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 22 August 2017

Business agility needs strong communication skills, says Armin Hopp. 

Is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs still relevant in the 21st century?

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 16 August 2017

Jo Cook asks if we need Maslow and his hierarchy of needs anymore.

Is engagement really just a learning problem?

Written by: Stephanie Morgan
Posted on: 15 August 2017

Bray Leino Learning's Stephanie Morgan digs into the engagement issue.

Rabbits and elephants, and their role in leadership

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 9 August 2017

Management, leadership, rabbits and elephants.They're all connected, says Paul Matthews.

Race equality: great progress comes from great discomfort pt2

Written by: Tracie Joliffe
Posted on: 1 August 2017

Tracie Joliff concludes her piece on why working through discomfort can achieve great progress when striving for race equality.

How to ask for a pay rise

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 31 July 2017

Nick Gold gives us pointers for one of the trickiest work conversations. 

What can you learn from an adventure?

Written by: Stella Collins
Posted on: 28 July 2017

Home thoughts from abroad - neuroscience in learning author Stella Collins shares her learning through an adventurous time in her life...

The best decisions often need a contrarian

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 July 2017

Sometime you need someone to disagree with, says Andrew Gibbons.

Do you need help to improve your writing to ensure people learn better?

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 24 July 2017

Jo Cook shares some highlights from the evidence-based book by Patti Shank.

Junior doctors: Leadership development starts at medical school

Written by: Rebecca Crosby
Posted on: 20 July 2017

Junior doctor Rebecca Crosby discusses why leadership is so crucial in critical situations.

Race equality: Great progress comes from great discomfort

Written by: Tracie Joliffe
Posted on: 18 July 2017

Tracie Jolliff explains why working through discomfort in pursuit of insight and understanding can achieve great progress when striving for race equality.

Winning with an inclusive workforce

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 17 July 2017

Here's how to win with an inclusive workforce, says Armin Hopp.

Drop the Mehrabian communication pie charts, now

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 11 July 2017

Jo Cook tells us why we shouldn't be quoting that famous 'only 7% of our communication is the words' research.

How long should a training course be?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 10 July 2017

A one-day training course is never enough, says Paul Matthews.

What does compassion mean to me? pt2

Written by: Clare Price-Dowd
Posted on: 4 July 2017

Clare Price-Dowd concludes her piece on compassion in healthcare.

Cross the digital language divide

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 30 June 2017

English can only get you so far on the global stage, says Armin Hopp. 

What does social learning look like in your business?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 29 June 2017

Where are you on your social learning journey in business, asks Lyndon Wingrove.

What does compassion mean to me?

Written by: Clare Price-Dowd
Posted on: 27 June 2017

Clare Price-Dowd talks about her experience of compassionate nursing and discusses why it’s so important in the NHS.  

 

Better public speaking pt4: Diction

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 27 June 2017

Nick Gold offers expert advice on how to hone your public speaking skills. This week he addresses Diction.

Three rarely seen coaching skills

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 5 June 2017

Andrew Gibbons takes aim at coaching culture.

How to wreck your training results

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 2 June 2017

What do baking and training have in common? Ask Paul Matthews. 

How can L&D support diversity in business?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 26 May 2017

Lyndon Wingrove talks talent and diversity in his latest blog post