Latest Blog Posts

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

Four types of inept leader

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 November 2014

Far too many ‘leaders’ feel the title is enough, Andrew Gibbons says

Time to celebrate

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 25 November 2014

We need to be more positive about training and post-school learning, Richard Griffin says

Retaining talent through learning

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 19 November 2014

 L&D is not only about making people better at their jobs, Lyndon Wingrove says

Stop managing and start collaborating

Posted on: 19 November 2014

Building a culture of open communication and collaboration will create true engagement, Armin Hopp says

Tweaking a management course

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 19 November 2014

Most people think of management as something that is ‘done to’ others, Paul Matthews says 

It’s time to get our heads around the circular economy

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 12 November 2014

Our thinking around creativity and innovation needs to evolve, Liz Hill-Smith says

Different ways to measure the effectiveness of talent management interventions

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 12 November 2014

Alice Withers looks at some methods that can prove useful when conducting an evaluation of training

The impact of clarity on performance

Written by: Leigh Chattington and Richard Graham
Posted on: 12 November 2014

Communication and clarity are key when it comes to extracting top performance, Bloomberg says

Fireworks and short fuses!

Written by: Rob McWilliam
Posted on: 5 November 2014

Making a valuable contribution to the mental health of our organisation, Rob McWilliam says

The hidden costs of job lag

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 5 November 2014

 The quality of induction training and development a starting employee receives is critical for reducing staff turnover, Tim Baker says

Don't blame your work environment, take control!

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcón
Posted on: 5 November 2014

Matt Bolton-Alarcón provides some tips to make your work environment work for you

Using video to sell The Big Idea

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 29 October 2014

Guided discovery and reflection are required if video is to change attitudes and behaviours, says Martin Addison

Thinking big – but managing complex tasks with a bite-size approach

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 29 October 2014

Keeping your plan short and simple enough to be understood takes real effort and is a skill to be mastered, Eddie KilKelly says