Latest Blog Posts

Language learning doesn’t end with school

Posted on: 10 August 2016

International businesses recognise the value of language skills within the workforce. Employees with languages can engage confidently with suppliers, customers and colleagues across borders.

Don't stop the digital transformation – the next step is narrowcast

Posted on: 4 August 2016

Many organisations are talking about digital transformation. Some are even doing it, but for many it is too little, too late. Their Millennial Employees, the Digital Natives, have already moved on.

Imagine Peace

Posted on: 29 July 2016

Tom Hickmore blogs about the 'Imagining Peace' strategy and how this could help L&D professionals capture and hold the attention of easily distracted learners.





Shifting the mindset of leaders

Posted on: 27 July 2016

In the first of a regular quarterly blog for TJ Vlatka Hlupic explores the importance of a leader’s outlook on business success. 

What happens when Leonora wakes up?

Posted on: 25 July 2016

Some time ago, Leonora, at least she thinks that’s her name, fell asleep. In her dreams, she’s not even sure why she fell asleep, but she did. It just happened.

And she keeps dreaming…

Can L&D effectively support employees with practical social learning?

Posted on: 19 July 2016

The Big Sponge Hangout discusses topics around learning technologies this week, including live Google Hangouts, webinars and recorded discussions available after free after registration.

In, out, change is all it’s about

Posted on: 18 July 2016

Post Brexit referendum, business leaders face the challenge of handling change in a positive manner.

Building skills to support organisational strategy

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Learning and development is most effective when it sits right at the heart of the business.

Campaigns, scaffolding and avoiding the sheep dip – it’s all about the blend

Posted on: 4 July 2016

Sam Taylor focuses on the blend of e-learning and the importance of focusing on learner’s needs.

Hacking the engagement issue: Building better people

Posted on: 27 June 2016

As I said last time in my first blog for Training Journal, people talk to me about employee engagement.

A lot.

Another approach to implementing 70:20:10

Posted on: 21 June 2016

I talk with a lot of people about 70:20:10, and a common theme that emerges is a strong desire to use the concept, and that is followed by the question, “but how do I implement it?”

Boosting stakeholder communications to drive project success

Posted on: 20 June 2016

Projects are continuing to fail – only 64 per cent of projects met their goals in 2015 and that figure had not changed since 2012.

Changing the habits of habit

Posted on: 16 June 2016

In her second blog on neuroscience Clare Edwards urges us to become more aware of our habits

The truth about most systems training

Posted on: 14 June 2016

Sam Taylor tells us why she thinks that it’s time to rethink systems training.

Is instructional design really dead?

Posted on: 10 June 2016

Judging by the amount of articles on the internet by Learning and Development people across organisations, you’d think that instructional design really is dea

Stories – a leader’s greatest secret weapon

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Clare Edwards explains how neuroscience can help us understand the power of story telling.

We need to look at engagement

Posted on: 25 May 2016

Caroline Walmsley urges leadership to be the catalyst from which engagement flows.

Keeping skills fresh with CPD

Posted on: 23 May 2016

Many industries, including healthcare, accountancy and law, mandate that practitioners complete a set amount of continuing professional development (CPD) each year to retain their licences to work.

Where do you play your L&D game?

Posted on: 20 May 2016

This is by no means universal, but I have come across it far too often.

Are we moving at the speed of the weakest communicator?

Posted on: 18 May 2016

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, CEOs are setting aggressive agendas for fast change.

Finding and plugging the language skills gap

Posted on: 10 May 2016

Research reveals that an alarming nine out of 10 line of business leaders face communication skills gaps within their teams.

Middle managers – the new agents of change

Posted on: 5 May 2016

Middle management can sometimes be seen as corporate concrete, set in its ways, and with a vested interest in the status quo.

What is Campaign Learning?

Posted on: 3 May 2016

Are you familiar with the phrase yet? It evolved from ideas around social learning, embedding behaviours and developing engaging platforms.

Reassessing Evaluation

Posted on: 28 April 2016

Traditionally in business, assessing the value of anything usually comes down to pecuniary outcomes, with figures being used to answer the question; ‘is it worth the investment?’   But wh

Will we ever see more careers for talented people?

Posted on: 22 April 2016

The continued existence of any organisation is entirely dependent upon learning.

Navigating project, programme and portfolio management training

Posted on: 20 April 2016

As projects continue to grow in complexity and continue to fail – project and programme delivery capabilities are in the spotlight.

Harnessing HR data to power the organisation

Posted on: 19 April 2016

HR departments traditionally hold most of the data available on the organisation’s key resource – its people.

Attracting Talent: The Innovation Implication

Posted on: 15 April 2016

Many organisations desperately want to attract the best new talent. How can they do it better?

How to tailor induction programmes for new staff

Posted on: 13 April 2016

In my last blog, I looked at the effect of a typical induction programme

Happy Anniversary to me!

Posted on: 3 April 2016

I didn’t realise until the “congratulations” messages started popping up in my LinkedIn notifications, that I had been running my own company for three years.