Latest Blog Posts

Do we really learn something every day?

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 March 2020

Andrew Gibbons took the month of February to find out.

This situation may have something to teach us

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 23 March 2020

Now is a good time to rethink our work culture, says Elke Edwards.

Use mentoring to build soft skills

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 18 March 2020

Laura Francis tells you how in three easy steps.

Influencing senior leaders to take bold action

Written by: Kimberley Hare
Posted on: 16 March 2020

Kimberley Hare on how to lobby the board to improve your company’s green credentials.

How to tackle poor management

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 10 March 2020

Barry Johson looks to the future of management effectiveness.

Make yourself a priority with mentoring

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 17 February 2020

Laura Francis has four steps to help you accomplish your goals.

Climate emergency: Our role

Written by: Kim Hare
Posted on: 14 February 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that we are in a climate and ecological emergency, says Kim Hare. 

 

Upskilling in a data-driven economy

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 10 February 2020

We must help employees develop the ability to understand, use and visualise data, says Gerry Griffin.

Leadership is a life skill

Posted on: 24 January 2020

It’s time to change our mindset around the nature of leadership, says Elke Edwards.

What should I work on in my mentoring relationship?

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 17 January 2020

Laura Francis has the answer.

Book review: Capability at Work

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 6 January 2020

This week, Jon gives his blog over to Krista Powell Edwards who reviews Paul Matthews’ book Capability at Work.

When did we begin talking about humans as resources?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 23 December 2019

Elke Edwards wants to put the human back into HR and company culture.

How to bring your mentoring relationship to a healthy end

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 11 December 2019

Ready to call it a day? Laura Francis has your three-step exit plan.

An advance of learning

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 4 December 2019

Barry Johnson on the way forward for schools, colleges, universities and industrial training facilities.

Organisational gratitude – the new thing

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 26 November 2019

A daily dose of gratitude will touch the hearts of your workforce, says Elke Edwards.

Creating a learning culture

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 25 November 2019

Gerry Griffin on how to meet the challenges of user engagement.

Are you living up to your potential as a mentor?

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 5 November 2019

Laura Francis has four tips to help you make a positive impact. 

An introduction to nudging

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 28 October 2019

The nudge is an essential influencing skill. Want to know how to add it to your toolkit? Barry Johnson tips us the wink.

Six tips for creating a learner-centric experience

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 21 October 2019

Gerry Griffin has half-a-dozen hot tips to turn your employees into active learners.

Three ways to make mentoring part of your culture

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 17 October 2019

Having a formal mentoring programme is good for business. Laura Francis has three steps to help you create a mentoring culture in your organisation.

Book review: Behind the Mask

Written by: Cara North
Posted on: 16 October 2019

This week Jon gives his blog over to instructional designer Cara North who reviews Andrée Funnell’s book Behind the Mask.

The Uberization of workplace learning

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 1 October 2019

It's a buyer's market out there thanks to the likes of Uber. But how can this make us better learners? Read Gerry Griffin's debut blog for TJ. 

Three tips for designing a mentoring programme

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 27 September 2019

Laura Francis wants your mentoring programmes to succeed. Here's how she can help.

Are you more interested in being right than learning?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 24 September 2019

Elke Edwards draws inspiration from our youth this month.

A push for equality through mentoring

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 22 August 2019

Laura Francis gives us some strategies to improve equality through mentoring.

How much more appalling leadership do we have to put up with before we change?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 20 August 2019

Leadership training needs an overhaul - and soon, says Elke Edwards.

Skills shortages

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 19 August 2019

Barry Johnson talks 70:20:10 and the fourth Industrial Revolution. 

What strengthens you and do you do it every day?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 17 July 2019

We have a new blogger! Please give Elke Edwards, founder of Ivy House London, a warm welcome to the TJ ranks. 

Get more introverts involved in mentoring

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 8 July 2019

New blogger Laura Francis kicks off with a post about how to mentor introverts. 

Graduates: The core of the company future

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 8 May 2019

Barry Johnson values the graduate experience in business.