Latest Blog Posts

Are older workers happier workers?

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 11 March 2015

Alice Withers outlines steps you can take to gauge an employee's happiness

Keeping a learning log for CPD - the first 28 years are the hardest

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 4 March 2015

Andrew Gibbons wonders why it's so hard for many to keep a learning log

Working together

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 4 March 2015

To be really effective, great training has to be a partnership, Richard Griffin says 

I wish my manager could have attended this…

Written by: Rob McWilliam
Posted on: 25 February 2015

In L&D, we need to start somewhere and spend our budgets strategically, Rob McWilliam says

Are you in the room?

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 25 February 2015

An essential skill for any leader is to be able to recognise the difference between the attentive participant and the one who has lost focus, Eddie Kilkelly says

Why you need a language strategy

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 18 February 2015

A culturally diverse workforce provides a rich source of perspectives, ideas and lays the foundation for innovation, says Armin Hopp

Your powerful informal learning engine

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 18 February 2015

Most informal learning is simply a side effect of life, says Paul Matthews 

Making magic work part 3: Creating teal leadership

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 18 February 2015

Purpose, excellence and being able to let go are key to teal leadership, Liz Hill-Smith says

Optimal decision-making: Turning data into business opportunity

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 11 February 2015

The latest Training Management Software empowers your employees to maintain comprehensive and up-to-date customer records, says Stuart Banbery

Four types of professional member in terms of CPD

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 11 February 2015

We only deserve to call ourselves a professional if we make continuous efforts to maintain and record developing competence and knowledge, Andrew Gibbons says

Are there benefits to poor management?

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 4 February 2015

Overall, the negative effects of bad management seem to outweigh any positives, Alice Withers says

Mentoring which addresses the gender gap

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 4 February 2015

That women face a constant battle to gain more recognition and subsequent career progression, Fay Sharpe says

Modern management – enablement over intimidation

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 4 February 2015

As a manager, your key responsibility should be to provide your team with the things they need in order to complete their role, Lyndon Wingrove says

Put motivation top of your list this year

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 28 January 2015

What motivates one person might not work so well for another, Armin Hopp says

Gaining a competitive advantage through soft skills

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 28 January 2015

If firms want to ensure that new values deliver, business leaders must help to define or change the culture, Eddie Kilkelly says

Feedback – let’s change our relationship with this dirty word!

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcon
Posted on: 28 January 2015

Feedback has this bad rep because of the way it is handled in business, says Matt Bolton-Alarcón

Lessons you can learn from going shopping

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 21 January 2015

A shortfall in the competence of either the performer or their environment will result in the performer being incapable of doing the task in front of them, Paul Matthews says 

Making magic work part two: Leadership without ego – the Teal journey

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 21 January 2015

Senior leaders must put aside their desire for bigger and more expansive and focus instead on what really serves, Liz Hill-Smith says

New Year, new training programme!

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 21 January 2015

It’s important that your staff feel comfortable being honest about their training needs, Alice Withers says

Making magic work – part 1

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 23 December 2014

We know that when people are engaged in meaningful work, the opportunity for real engagement is high, Liz Hill-Smith says

Increase engagement with creative learning ideas

Written by: Leigh Chattington and Richard Graham
Posted on: 23 December 2014

Learning that leads to sustainable behavioural change, takes place within three clusters of activity, says Bloomberg

How do you get your Board on board?

Written by: Rob McWilliam
Posted on: 18 December 2014

Rob McWilliam provides his tips for getting Board members engaged

Altruism for selfish reasons

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 18 December 2014

Continuous learning is valued by businesses but not every organisation offers it, Eddie Kilkelly says 

It’s all about momentum

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcon
Posted on: 18 December 2014

Momentum is a positive thing, not just for efficiency, but it’s also great for people’s engagement, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

What lies ahead? Three key workplace predictions for 2015

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 10 December 2014

Collaboration and communication were big themes this year, but what does 2015 hold? Armin Hopp explores.

Are graduates lacking the skills that employers need?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 10 December 2014

A stronger partnership between educators, organisations and L&D professionals will lead to a whole generation of more effective workers, Lyndon Wingrove says 

Sharing the benefits of mentoring

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 3 December 2014

Mentoring helps in developing key skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication

The end of the job description

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 3 December 2014

We need a complete overhaul in approach to the job description, Tim Baker says

Do your staff like you? Not if you micromanage…

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 3 December 2014

By tackling any cases of micromanagement you are likely to see increases in engagement and productivity, Alice Withers says

Building and improving your brand

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 25 November 2014

Whether you like it or not, networking matters, Eddie Kilkelly says