Latest Blog Posts

What does compassion mean to me?

Written by: Clare Price-Dowd
Posted on: 27 June 2017

Clare Price-Dowd talks about her experience of compassionate nursing and discusses why it’s so important in the NHS.  

 

Better public speaking pt4: Diction

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 27 June 2017

Nick Gold offers expert advice on how to hone your public speaking skills. This week he addresses Diction.

Three rarely seen coaching skills

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 5 June 2017

Andrew Gibbons takes aim at coaching culture.

How to wreck your training results

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 2 June 2017

What do baking and training have in common? Ask Paul Matthews. 

How can L&D support diversity in business?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 26 May 2017

Lyndon Wingrove talks talent and diversity in his latest blog post

Servant leadership - quotes and thoughts

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 10 May 2017

Looking at the field of leadership and focusing on ‘servant leadership’, Andrew Gibbons shares some quotes to get us thinking.

L&D strategy: Measuring the benefits

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 9 May 2017

How do you measure the benefits of your L&D strategy? Armin Hopp has few tips here.

Is your culture ready?

Written by: Robin Hoyle
Posted on: 8 May 2017

Robin Hoyle looks at the impact of culture on a learning programme and, ultimately, organisation performance.

Better public speaking pt3: Content

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 8 May 2017

Nick Gold carries on his series about better public speaking. This month it's the turn of content.

VR in learning: The opportunity of a lifetime for L&D

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 26 April 2017

Is L&D ready for virtual reality? Almost, says Lyndon Wingrove. 

Better public speaking pt2: Context

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 25 April 2017

Nick Gold carries on his series about better public speaking. This month - context. 

Digital learning for L&D made easy

Written by: Fiona Quigley
Posted on: 24 April 2017

Fiona Quigley asks some pertinent questions about L&D.

Those are not my goals!

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 21 April 2017

Paul Matthews emphasises the importance of learning goal alignment. 

Language training: Building a business case for scalable learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 20 April 2017

Speexx's Armin Hopp talks scalable learning in his latest blog. 

Five steps to e-learning engagement – how to get more clicks

Written by: Issy Nancarrow
Posted on: 5 April 2017

Issy Nancarrow develops the points she is sharing about getting your e-learning to be more popular for your staff.

How to make your organisation more inclusive

Written by: Tracie Jolliff
Posted on: 3 April 2017

There’s a growing body of evidence to show that diverse, inclusive organisations - led by inclusive leaders - are more innovative, productive, customer-focused and financially successful than their

Don’t call it learning

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 29 March 2017

What do you mean I have no charisma! Moi? You can’t say that to me! Then again, maybe you can. You’re my boss.

Better public speaking: Body language

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 28 March 2017

In this short series of blogs, Nick Gold offers expert advice and top tips on how to hone your public speaking skills to ensure you give a speech which the audience remembers for all the right reas

How to build a learning culture to support change

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 24 March 2017

In an era when change is the new constant, organisations need a flexible learning culture if they are to survive.

Rome wasn’t built in a day – and neither is a good leader!

Written by: Chris Lake
Posted on: 16 March 2017

A piece of research in the 90s asked successful senior leaders in a range of different organisations where they thought they had got their skills and knowledge from.

Learners as consumers: How does L&D need to change to keep up with the evolving needs of their audience?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 13 March 2017

People love to learn. They are doing it all the time in their personal lives, and this lust for learning and the pick and mix approach is quickly spilling over into the professional realm.

Apprenticeships: Earning while you learn

Written by: Conor Gilligan
Posted on: 7 March 2017

Conor talks us through education and costs.

I learn it when I do it

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 1 March 2017

How can we get to the point where people operationalise what we give them in the classroom?

A new LMS: Making sure you’re taking your business with you

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 28 February 2017

Learning often fails at communications. We seem to often suffer from the 'if you build it, they will come' school of thinking. Which we know doesn’t work.

Tips for creating an education programme that cultivates agility

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 27 February 2017

There is a significant gap between what organisations actually want from workforce education programmes and what they achieve, according to the ‘Towards Maturity’ November 2016 report.

What do you need to think about when introducing a new LMS?

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 26 February 2017

EVERYTHING. That’s what it feels like. I have had lists of lists. Lists which seem to grow. A brain with simply too many tabs open!

Why diversity and inclusion are critical to leading much-needed change in the NHS

Written by: Tracie Jolliff
Posted on: 23 February 2017

Despite 30 years of investment, the equality and diversity agenda hasn’t moved forward at anywhere near the pace we would have liked. Indeed, many colleagues have lost sight of the value this work brings. Tracie Jolliff explores the need to go back to basics. 

How to get more clicks for your e-learning courses

Posted on: 23 February 2017

 Issy Nancarrow shares some tips on getting people to click on your e-learning courses.

Why mobilising project management skills matters

Written by: RussellKendrick
Posted on: 22 February 2017

To equip our organisations with high calibre project managers we need responsive, learner-centric development tools. Russell Kenrick looks at the statistics and offers some insights 

The need for educators

Written by: Robin Hoyle
Posted on: 21 February 2017

I’m prompted to write this piece by two seemingly unconnected events. One was extremely sad and one simply infuriating.