Latest Blog Posts

The need for educators

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.

In search of a learner-centred LMS

Posted on: 20 February 2017

Anyone who has ever had to manage an LMS seems to talk about it with a resigned sigh. We in L&D usually don’t love them, so how can we expect our learners to?   

It’s good to be back

Posted on: 16 February 2017

TJ's new editor, Jon Kennard reflects on being back in L&D

Why change can be hard - our brains and change

Posted on: 2 February 2017

Clare Edwards explores the brain’s programmed reactions to change in her latest neuroscience blog.

Networking and personal development

Posted on: 30 January 2017

This week the L&D field will  be talking, tweeting, Periscoping and blogging about the Learning Technologies 2017 conference and exhibition.

Experience is not a number!

Posted on: 25 January 2017

Andrew Gibbons looks at the number of years a person has been doing something and if there is a difference to the impact that they can actually make.

Compassion and rhino skin: could you be an NHS executive?

Posted on: 23 January 2017

In the first of regular blogs from the NHS Leadership Academy Chris Lake explores why the talent pipeline of chief executives and executive directors in the NHS is critically low

Rethinking risk in a strategic way

Posted on: 23 January 2017

Reading through the December issue of Raconteur, a supplement of The Times, a particular sentence jumped out from the article, “With the ramifications of leaving the single market

I need to tell them they are idiots - politely

Posted on: 18 January 2017

Paul Matthews tells us his experience of helping clients work out what the best performance solution is and how to move away from focusing on the wrong solution.

Setting up corporate education programme that attracts top talent

Posted on: 12 January 2017

Corporate education programmes are vital to organisations seeking to attract and retain talent in a competitive marketplace. Millennials, for example will soon account for more than 50 pe

The forgetting curve and campaign approach to remembering learning

Posted on: 3 January 2017

Why do learners forget almost all information from training? Issy Nancarrow discusses what you can do about it.

Learning what is needed, not what we want to teach

Posted on: 30 December 2016

Effective L&D isn't about a knowledge dump to your attendees, it's using the best points of 70:20:10, Moments of Learning Need and Performance Support to ensure people get the best support they can. Jo Cook tells us more.

Put your marketing hat on to improve performance by taking a look at internal communications

Posted on: 21 December 2016

Internal communications is an integral part of a campaign. Issy Nancarrow shares some points to help with your Campaign Learning approach.

Effective testing, reporting and learning

Posted on: 14 December 2016

Large organisations have tested the skills of potential employees at recruitment stage for many years.

The question that no manager gets right

Posted on: 29 November 2016

Paul Matthews asks managers what their role entails but rarely gets the answer he is looking for.

Why businesses should adapt and change to survive

Posted on: 20 October 2016

I recently read in an article that only “25 per cent of change projects show any type of successful implementation” and that “when you communicate change within your organisation people a

Encouraging greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Posted on: 19 October 2016

Organisations that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.

What you should know about marketing automation in L&D

Posted on: 14 October 2016

Issy Nancarrow looks at a recent webinar discussion point in more detail - using marketing automation software in L&D.

Are you paying attention?

Posted on: 13 October 2016

Clare Edwards explores focus and attention in her latest neuroscience blog

Using projects to bring financial returns from leadership programmes

Posted on: 7 October 2016

Earlier this month, ten people, with whom I have been working on an accredited leadership programme did something truly exceptional.

Why Best Practice is not enough

Posted on: 6 October 2016

Best Practice models are an excellent way to deliver better results and reduce risks.

Learning vs performance?

Posted on: 3 October 2016

Paul Matthews blogs about the differences between learning and perfomance. 

How to avoid being stagnant in your L&D role

Posted on: 26 September 2016

Jo Cook shares her reflection on developing your L&D connections and updating your thinking

There’s a lot of non-believers out there…and I am the biggest sceptic

Posted on: 21 September 2016

If we focus on improving the surface and not deeper structural issue that is all we are likely to improve.

Unlocking the ROI of employee development

Posted on: 19 September 2016

It’s not unreasonable for organisations investing in the training and development of their employees to expect to see some kind of return on investment (ROI).

Language training for a globalised workforce

Posted on: 16 September 2016

With a more globalised world, language skills have become essential for all levels of the organisation and across business functions.

Do we really understand learner engagement?

Posted on: 13 September 2016

Issy Nancarrow focuses on whether we are looking at learner engagement correctly.

Will language certification be affected by Brexit?

Posted on: 26 August 2016

Language competencies are vital in the European and global market.

Why many trainers are like couriers

Posted on: 22 August 2016

You do an absolutely brilliant job delivering your training course in the classroom. The happy sheets are… well – nice and happy!

Building the soft skills of next generation project managers

Posted on: 16 August 2016

Project management has only developed into a discrete discipline in recent years. In the past, line managers tended to lead projects.