Latest Blog Posts

The best decisions often need a contrarian

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 July 2017

Sometime you need someone to disagree with, says Andrew Gibbons.

Do you need help to improve your writing to ensure people learn better?

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 24 July 2017

Jo Cook shares some highlights from the evidence-based book by Patti Shank.

Junior doctors: Leadership development starts at medical school

Written by: Rebecca Crosby
Posted on: 20 July 2017

Junior doctor Rebecca Crosby discusses why leadership is so crucial in critical situations.

Race equality: Great progress comes from great discomfort

Written by: Tracie Joliffe
Posted on: 18 July 2017

Tracie Jolliff explains why working through discomfort in pursuit of insight and understanding can achieve great progress when striving for race equality.

Winning with an inclusive workforce

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 17 July 2017

Here's how to win with an inclusive workforce, says Armin Hopp.

Drop the Mehrabian communication pie charts, now

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 11 July 2017

Jo Cook tells us why we shouldn't be quoting that famous 'only 7% of our communication is the words' research.

How long should a training course be?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 10 July 2017

A one-day training course is never enough, says Paul Matthews.

What does compassion mean to me? pt2

Written by: Clare Price-Dowd
Posted on: 4 July 2017

Clare Price-Dowd concludes her piece on compassion in healthcare.

Cross the digital language divide

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 30 June 2017

English can only get you so far on the global stage, says Armin Hopp. 

What does social learning look like in your business?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 29 June 2017

Where are you on your social learning journey in business, asks Lyndon Wingrove.

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.