TJ Newsflash: 6 August

Written by Jon Kennard on 6 August 2020 in News

Diverse workforces - you know it makes sense. And now the money people agree. This and more in the week's round up of news.

Feedback on the age of isolation: Three steps to effective conversations in the new environment

Written by José Tomás García on 5 August 2020 in Features

José Tomás García gives us some advice for better conversations.

How organisations can bring employees back to the office

Written by Alicia Michael on 4 August 2020 in Features

Alicia Michael shares some tips for a safe office environment.

Why it is time for coaching to hold its own mirror up

Written by Salma Shah on 4 August 2020 in Opinion

For Salma Shah, coaching should be next to embrace the move towards a more diverse and inclusive working culture. 

The quick-fix fallacy: Training is not enough to correct a skill deficiency

Written by Robert Gentle on 3 August 2020 in Opinion

Training doesn't guarantee behaviour change, says Robert Gentle.

The demise of the ‘Hero Leader’: Six truths about leadership in the digital age

Written by Agata Nowakawska on 3 August 2020 in Features

Agata Nowakowska gives us six ways that leadership is changing - or needs to change - in 2020.

From the archive: Spotlight on critical reflection

Written by Mary Holmes on 3 August 2020 in Features

One of the benefits of being a TJ subscriber is full access to our decades-long archive of content - here we unlock a classic piece about reflection from back in July 2012. 

Faking it? Why the imposter phenomenon may be a barrier to the post-Covid ‘new normal’

Written by Dr Theresa Simpkin on 31 July 2020 in Opinion

Dr Theresa Simpkin looks at the more serious implications of imposter syndrome.

TJ Newsflash: 30 July

Written by Jon Kennard on 30 July 2020 in News

Among a few other stories, find out how to mentor someone with manipulative tendencies in this week's news round up. Read on...

A cultural revolution in the workplace: The shift towards an even more human business environment

Written by Cara de Lange on 30 July 2020 in Opinion

Cara de Lange explains why all businesses need to shift towards a more human environment where staff can thrive, develop and grow.

What has been enabled by the crisis?

Written by Henry Stewart on 29 July 2020 in Opinion

If there's one good thing that's come out of the changes of the last few months, it's getting rid of bureaucracy, says Henry Stewart.

Supporting emotional participants during online group learning

Written by Deborah Humphrey and Claudia Filsinger on 29 July 2020 in Features

Deborah Humphrey and Claudia Filsinger look at ways to detect and manage emotions while facilitating online.  

#TJtalks: Donald H Taylor on L&D's relationship with the rest of the business

Written by Jon Kennard on 28 July 2020 in Video

Lightbulb Moment founder Jo Cook talks to L&D veteran Donald H Taylor about relationships within L&D and how to successfully engage with the wider business.


Reconnecting after the lockdown

Written by Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay on 28 July 2020 in Features

Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay look at the duty of care leaders must exercise to bring cohesion and connection back to work.

Tips and tricks to getting the gold from Zoom feedback and coaching

Written by Elva Ainsworth on 27 July 2020 in Features

Elva Ainsworth discusses how, once critical factors are in place, virtual coaching can be more effective than the traditional approach.

Lucy Finn: "Be flexible and keep communicating with staff"

Written by Jon Kennard on 27 July 2020 in Video

Terry Streather talks to Lucy Finn, Assistant Director People, Children’s Services – Scotland and North of England, Barnardo's about how her work and staff policies in the current environment.


Eight strategies for retaining your training clients during a crisis

Written by Kevin Gardner on 27 July 2020 in Features

Freelance trainers and smaller businesses - this piece is for you. Kevin Gardner details eight ideas for customer retention.

Maybe we're missing ‘that something else.’

Written by James Flanagan on 23 July 2020 in Opinion

For James Flanagan, the answer to an uncertain future could be in our past. 

TJ Newsflash: 23 July

Written by Jon Kennard on 23 July 2020 in News

It's Thursday - it's that time again. Read this week's specially curated news stories in the weeks newsflash. 

Why culture is more important than strategy when it comes to winning the war on COVID-19

Written by Dr. Dave Richards on 22 July 2020 in Opinion

Unlocked subscriber content: Dr. Dave Richards adds some new analysis to an old L&D saying.