Latest Blog Posts

Ideas that will shake you: Building Back Better

Written by: Nigel Paine
Posted on: 5 January 2021

New blogger and long-time TJ associate Nigel Paine opens his account with an inspirational take on the future of the learning office. 

Book review: Coach Your Team

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 14 December 2020

Another Krista takeover! Krista Powell Edwards reviews Liz Hall’s book on conscious coaching. 

The Learning Coach: Are you on the path to equality?

Written by: Jane Daly
Posted on: 8 December 2020

A passion for equality is a powerful thing, but it is also a constant human struggle, says Jane Daly.

Understanding and recognising trauma

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 20 November 2020

Salma Shah takes a closer look at trauma and how past problems can cause issues in the present. 

The science of wellbeing: Diary entries and assignment fails

Written by: Jon Kennard
Posted on: 16 November 2020

Editor Jon Kennard publishes a few of his diary entries from a recent MOOC.

Mentoring: The best kept secret of onboarding

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 10 November 2020

Laura Francis reflects on how peer mentoring improved her onboarding experience.

Book review: Invisible Work

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

Krista Powell Edwards is back with another great book review. 

The Learning Coach: A desire to help

Written by: Jane Daly
Posted on: 2 November 2020

A desire to help is a fundamental human motive, although it is stronger in some than in others. New blogger Jane Daly sets out her stall in her first post for TJ.

Cultural difference in the coaching relationship

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 14 October 2020

Salma Shah tells us why we need to think differently about coaching.

Book review: How to engage and inspire audiences

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 9 October 2020

This time out, Jon gives over his blog to Krista Powell Edwards for another book review.

How to make the most of the three forms of reflection

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 29 September 2020

Andrew Gibbons is in reflective mood for his latest blog.

What's your blind spot?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 18 September 2020

This month Elke asks: What’s your blind spot?

A leap of faith

Written by: Salma Shah
Posted on: 16 September 2020

Salma Shah tells TJ why she launched a coach training programme with D&I as its central core.

Is your mentoring programme the right size?

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 13 August 2020

Laura Francis looks at how size affects different mentoring programmes.

Inclusive mentoring programmes

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 29 June 2020

Laura Francis tells TJ why mentoring can be a key part of the move towards true diversity and equality.

Climate Emergency: Our role

Written by: Kimberley Hare
Posted on: 23 April 2020

Kimberley Hare takes a step back for a short time.

Social distancing does not have to mean social isolation

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 16 April 2020

Laura Francis brings her personal experience to managing the global situation.

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.