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Sacrifice: a deeper cut at time management

Written by: Francis Briers
Posted on: 17 June 2015

Time management is about making clear choices around how we will spend each moment and bringing our full attention to what we choose, Francis Briers says

Learning is polluted

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 17 June 2015

Paul Matthews pushes the case for using the word 'learning' as a verb rather than a noun

Training leaders to manage mental health

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 10 June 2015

One of the most effective ways for people to deal with workplace stress is to practise mindfulness, Lyndon Wingrove says

Technology enhances workplace language learning

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 10 June 2015

The integration of modern technology into workplace training critically enhances existing coaching practices, Donavan Whyte says 

Mindful in the morning

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcon
Posted on: 10 June 2015

How you start your day can pretty much dictate your energy and behaviour for the rest of the day, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

Bringing subtlety to the pursuit of leadership presence

Written by: Francis Briers
Posted on: 20 May 2015

Francis Briers looks at how we can applying ancient wisdom to modern learning

Give something back

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 20 May 2015

Being a coach or a mentor is an incredibly important performance lever helping you to unlock staff potential at all levels, Eddie Kilkelly says

The true value of communication skills

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 20 May 2015

Communication is the glue holding everything together, Armin Hopp says

How will the election result impact your training business?

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 14 May 2015

Stuart Banbery looks at what the election results mean for training and L&D

How to walk on broken glass

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 14 May 2015

The environment can affect a person's ability to do a job well. It's not always about training, Paul Matthews says

The generation gap: the way people are learning is already changing

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 14 May 2015

By embracing the potential that technology brings to learning, businesses can help make sure they aren’t left behind, Donavan Whyte says

Management continuity: it’s all about succession planning

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 30 April 2015

The long-term impact of succession planning should never be underestimated, Lyndon Wingrove says

Making the business case

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 30 April 2015

A balanced business case should look at an opportunity from every angle and present a sound case for investment that inspires confidence, Eddie Kilkelly says

Have you checked your succession strategy lately?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 22 April 2015

Keep your talent happy for as long as you can but don’t assume they won’t need a successor at some point, Armin Hopp says

Your powerful informal learning engine: part 3

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 22 April 2015

The very act of externalising and putting into language our reflections prompts new ways of thinking, Paul Matthews says 

Making magic work part 5: Making it happen

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 22 April 2015

L&D professionals need to be taking on a more consultative role to help organisations thrive, says Liz Hill-Smith

Three steps to addressing a language skills gap

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 15 April 2015

Donavan Whyte provides three steps that can help training managers along the path to implementing a global language training plan

The consultative sales process

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 15 April 2015

Stuart Banbery outlines six principles that can help you form your own consultative sales methodology

Spot the caveman in you: Don't let negativity affect your creativity!

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcon
Posted on: 15 April 2015

If we let negativity bias remain at an unconscious level, it can build up over time and affect our success, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

And what about you?

Written by: Rob McWilliam
Posted on: 8 April 2015

It's important to remember to include yourself in your organisation’s learning needs analysis, Rob McWilliam says

How to get the best bang for your training buck

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 8 April 2015

There are five key factors that will help you to gain a return on investment from your training programme, Alice Withers says

Tapping the potential you already have

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 27 March 2015

Newly-promoted managers need to be immersed in the techniques of management in order to make the transition into their new role, Eddie Kilkelly says

Are you ready to lean in?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 27 March 2015

To challenge our perceptions on gender, we need to change the way we interact with others, Armin Hopp says

Making Magic work Part 4: The nuts and bolts of daily working

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 25 March 2015

Liz Hill-Smith looks at the next evolution of how organisations work

Languages are business critical and better training is needed

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 25 March 2015

The challenge of the current language skills gap in business is not going to resolve itself, Donavan Whyte says

Your powerful informal learning engine: Part 2

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 25 March 2015

Getting your informal learning engine running powerfully and smoothly is critical to the success of your organisation, Paul Matthews says

Four strategies to influence learners

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 18 March 2015

There are essentially four broad strategies to influence anybody about anything, Tim Baker says

The human touch – more human, less machine

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcón
Posted on: 18 March 2015

Human touches and good manners could vastly improve the culture of any business, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

Do more with less: Train smarter not harder (Part 1)

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 11 March 2015

Implementing effective training management software and robust processes can deliver a huge return on your time and investment, says Stuart Banbery 

Developing talent in the over-50s – are we doing enough?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 11 March 2015

We have a responsibility to ensure that the people who have dedicated decades of their lives to UK businesses are not then forgotten when they reach a certain age, Lyndon Wingrove says