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Creating meaningful learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 October 2015

With Online Educa Berlin fast approaching us in early December 2015, it’s hard to believe that the event is now in its 21st year.

Keep your eye on the prize

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 22 October 2015

There is much talk of aligning our learning interventions with business priorities, but much of it, in my experience, is just that – talk.

Seven habits of highly successful training providers

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 16 October 2015

The World’s most progressive organisations constantly evolve to remain ahead of the curve. Extending your course portfolio, hounding prospects on the telephon

Enabling engagement

Posted on: 15 October 2015

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now, more and more companies are investing time and money into finding out a) if their employees are engaged, b) why they are or not, and c) what they

Navigating three moments of truth

Posted on: 15 October 2015

Three value conversations define the sales cycle. To win, your reps need to excel at all of them, says Tim Riesterer

L&D in Dubai — where East meets West

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 25 September 2015

Attending the Training and Development Show Middle East 2015 last week in Dubai, gave me the chance to&nbsp

Language as your business driver

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 September 2015

This 26th September marks the 14th annual European Day of Languages.

What is the Agile debate?

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 23 September 2015

Few people who work in the world of project management can have missed the on-going debate about the use of Agile and its suitability for projects of different types.

Retaining talent — it’s not all about the money

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 16 September 2015

Recent figures released by Adzuna.co.uk suggest that retention is becoming a priority for UK businesses.

How can social learning be successfully implemented in your company?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 16 September 2015

The crux of social learning is simply about people learning from each other, but within the business world, and the L&D context in particular, social learning is undergoing something of a revol

Mastering the Executive Conversation

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 16 September 2015

Salespeople lack confidence and competence in engaging executives. Here’s how to change that by ​Tim Riesterer

What’s the name of the game?

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 27 August 2015

Gamification, it’s a word that seems to be gaining more and more traction in business, especially when it comes to skills, training and engaging with staff.

Doodling for a decision?

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 26 August 2015

In my last blog, I dealt with the counterintuitive notion that change—even in the context of high stakes business-to-business deals—is an emotional and visual process rather than a rational or anal

E is for Engagement

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 26 August 2015

If there’s one thing that will keep your organisation on the right track, its employee engagement. There are many definitions of engagement in the workplace,

How to raise your profile

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 19 August 2015

With the rise of social media there are significantly more ways to raise your personal profile. You can set up and maintain your LinkedIn

70:20:10 – Haute couture or ready to wear?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 19 August 2015

Someone told me the other day that 70:20:10 is just the current fashion. Indeed, these days, L&D is considered underdressed if it is not wearing the 70:20:10 label.

Defeating the status quo with visual storytelling

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 13 August 2015

Numerous studies have shown that people remember things far better when the information is presented visually, says Tim Riesterer

How to manage in an increasingly diverse, remote and agile environment

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 12 August 2015

Remote working is becoming much more prevalent in organisations throughout the UK, with greater demands for workplace flexibility made by employees across all industries, says Lyndon Wingrove

Teambuilding while walking for charity

Written by: Carrie White
Posted on: 10 August 2015

Sitting in HR, as an L&D specialist, has shown me that you benefit from being at the heart of the people agenda and understanding how the people puzzle fits together, says Carrie White 

Five things to look for in digital language training

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 31 July 2015

E-learning can provide an ideal environment as it gives learners the opportunity to practice speaking the language and to hear it spoken with correct pronunciation, Donavan Whyte​ says

Seven signs you need new training management software

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 29 July 2015

Stuart Banbery gives his advice on the importance of upgrading your training management software

Why staff training is often ineffective

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 24 July 2015

Motivation can be affected by any number of factors, from how much sleep participants have had to their understanding of why they have been sent on the training, Alice Withers says

Learning, language and leadership

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 July 2015

Leadership is one of HR’s greatest challenges, given the growing gap between what leaders want and what HR is able to offer with the resources at hand, Armin Hopp says

The Global Village: Technology Helps Us Connect and Communicate

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 15 July 2015

Visitors descended in their thousands for London Technology Week in June. It’s a spectacular week of events that celebrate London’s pivotal role in technology, Donavan Whyte says

The fear of change. Is it real?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 15 July 2015

The answer seems to be related to the locus of control. If we feel that we are fully in control of the situation, and the change, then we can ‘make’ it go well, and avoid any loss, Paul Matthews says

High Performance – A Question of Trust

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 15 July 2015

High performing teams require balance in many ways and in particular a balance of personality types.  Some people will like action, some people will be creative, Eddie Kilkelly says

How to stop clashing team members disrupting performance

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 24 June 2015

By conducting reviews across all members of a team you will quickly be able to identify any problem areas and take the necessary steps to resolve them, Alice Withers says

What it means to be a lifelong learner

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 24 June 2015

Making learning and skills more fluid and accessible will ultimately benefit the company in terms of reduced recruitment costs, Armin Hopp says

The rise of the super project manager

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 24 June 2015

Emotionally intelligent organisations put working relationships above technical ability, Eddie Kilkelly says 

Using your course content to sell more training

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 24 June 2015

If you can master the art of sharing content deemed to be of considerable value by your target market, the ROI can be huge, Stuart Banbery says