Latest Blog Posts

Resolving to learn from targets and deadlines

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 16 January 2014

Peter Honey sings the praises of realistic, achievable and agreed targets and deadlines

A time for reflection and forming good habits

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 24 December 2013

The skill shortage is likely to be the same across other sectors as the economy begins to pick up again,Armin Hopp says

Parallel pathways – A call to action for training providers

Written by: Jeremy Scorer
Posted on: 24 December 2013

Skills and training is a dynamic sector and we must embrace changes we see afoot, Jeremy Scorer says

The L&D identity crisis

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 18 December 2013

L&D needs to get clear about its role - and that's not acting as an order taker for training courses, Paul Matthews says

Recurring themes

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 18 December 2013

Experiential learning and interpersonal skills remain as relevant today as they always were, Peter Honey says

Putting yourself in their shoes

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 11 December 2013

It's a good experience for trainers to sometimes put themselves in the shoes of the participants they work with, Tim Baker says

In it together

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 4 December 2013

Work is needed to build employer and L&D capacity and capability, Richard Griffin says

Nearly, but not quite

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 4 December 2013

As things stand, we will be moving forward with an increasingly shallow definition of apprenticeships,Martyn Sloman says

Selling the concept of sales

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 4 December 2013

Sales skills aren't given the respect they deserve in L&D and that must change, Martin Addison says

Fear of public speaking

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 29 November 2013

Beliefs are not instinctive; they have been learnt, Peter Honey says 

What’s driving change?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 29 November 2013

Businesses have a long way to go before tapping into the profit potential of their linguistically diverse population, Armin Hopp says

Your influencing profile

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 20 November 2013

You are more likely to increase your chance of influencing others by using a multi-dimensional approach, Tim Baker says

A new take on performance review

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 13 November 2013

Performance review training could be L&D's most effective tactic, says Martin Addison

Elearning and evaluation

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 13 November 2013

Elearning needs a supportive organisation to be effective, says Richard Griffin

How to find out the learning needs

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 13 November 2013

Too many L&D people do not focus enough on execution, Paul Matthews says

Challenging the narrative

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 30 October 2013

Skills are a problem but it's more deep-rooted than that, Martyn Sloman says

Call yourself a professional?

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 October 2013

There is a lot more to behaving professionally than passing exams, Andrew Gibbons warns

Flexibility and instant accessibility still the main drivers for online learners

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 October 2013

Many organisations are now actively incorporating communication skills training and language learning as part of their talent strategy, says Armin Hopp

Executive coaching

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 17 October 2013

Good managers don't need to be miracle workers, says Peter Honey

Have you been seduced by tactics?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 17 October 2013

One way to keep your thinking strategic is to focus on longer time horizons, Paul Matthews says

L&D professionals should not underestimate non-job roles

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 17 October 2013

There are many employees who have superb technical skills (job role) and poor team skills (non-job role), says Tim Baker

The good job that training providers do

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 9 October 2013

There's a need to think about the unintended consequences of training as much as the intended ones, says Richard Griffin

Will MOOCs transform universities?

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 9 October 2013

Martyn Sloman doubts the impact that MOOCs will have on universities

Economic confidence improves above forecast – but are you ready?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 25 September 2013

Optimising the business potential of multilingualism begins with a culture of inclusion, says Armin Hopp

The new learning paradigm

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 25 September 2013

We need to challenge ourselves, our colleagues and clients to consider learning from a new paradigm, saysTim Baker

Advocating vocation

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 18 September 2013

L&D has a responsibility to improve the acceptance of vocational training options, says Martin Addison

Feedback is indispensible

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 18 September 2013

Feedback needs to be offered close in time to the relevant performance, says Peter Honey

It’s fishy, but it works

Posted on: 18 September 2013

We need to get really clear about the root cause of the performance problem so that we can address the cause directly, says Paul Matthews

Nothing to be cheerful about

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 4 September 2013

We are paying the price in an increasingly alienated workforce, says Martyn Sloman

The future of training evaluation

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 4 September 2013

Narrowing down the factors that really matter will make life a lot easier when evaluating training, saysRichard Griffin