Latest Blog Posts

The fear of change. Is it real?

Posted on: 15 July 2015

The answer seems to be related to the locus of control. If we feel that we are fully in control of the situation, and the change, then we can ‘make’ it go well, and avoid any loss, Paul Matthews says

High Performance – A Question of Trust

Posted on: 15 July 2015

High performing teams require balance in many ways and in particular a balance of personality types.  Some people will like action, some people will be creative, Eddie Kilkelly says

How to stop clashing team members disrupting performance

Posted on: 24 June 2015

By conducting reviews across all members of a team you will quickly be able to identify any problem areas and take the necessary steps to resolve them, Alice Withers says

What it means to be a lifelong learner

Posted on: 24 June 2015

Making learning and skills more fluid and accessible will ultimately benefit the company in terms of reduced recruitment costs, Armin Hopp says

The rise of the super project manager

Posted on: 24 June 2015

Emotionally intelligent organisations put working relationships above technical ability, Eddie Kilkelly says 

Using your course content to sell more training

Posted on: 24 June 2015

If you can master the art of sharing content deemed to be of considerable value by your target market, the ROI can be huge, Stuart Banbery says 

Sacrifice: a deeper cut at time management

Posted on: 17 June 2015

Time management is about making clear choices around how we will spend each moment and bringing our full attention to what we choose, Francis Briers says

Learning is polluted

Posted on: 17 June 2015

Paul Matthews pushes the case for using the word 'learning' as a verb rather than a noun

Training leaders to manage mental health

Posted on: 10 June 2015

One of the most effective ways for people to deal with workplace stress is to practise mindfulness, Lyndon Wingrove says

Technology enhances workplace language learning

Posted on: 10 June 2015

The integration of modern technology into workplace training critically enhances existing coaching practices, Donavan Whyte says 

Mindful in the morning

Posted on: 10 June 2015

How you start your day can pretty much dictate your energy and behaviour for the rest of the day, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

Bringing subtlety to the pursuit of leadership presence

Posted on: 20 May 2015

Francis Briers looks at how we can applying ancient wisdom to modern learning

Give something back

Posted on: 20 May 2015

Being a coach or a mentor is an incredibly important performance lever helping you to unlock staff potential at all levels, Eddie Kilkelly says

The true value of communication skills

Posted on: 20 May 2015

Communication is the glue holding everything together, Armin Hopp says

How will the election result impact your training business?

Posted on: 14 May 2015

Stuart Banbery looks at what the election results mean for training and L&D

How to walk on broken glass

Posted on: 14 May 2015

The environment can affect a person's ability to do a job well. It's not always about training, Paul Matthews says

The generation gap: the way people are learning is already changing

Posted on: 14 May 2015

By embracing the potential that technology brings to learning, businesses can help make sure they aren’t left behind, Donavan Whyte says

Management continuity: it’s all about succession planning

Posted on: 30 April 2015

The long-term impact of succession planning should never be underestimated, Lyndon Wingrove says

Making the business case

Posted on: 30 April 2015

A balanced business case should look at an opportunity from every angle and present a sound case for investment that inspires confidence, Eddie Kilkelly says

Have you checked your succession strategy lately?

Posted on: 22 April 2015

Keep your talent happy for as long as you can but don’t assume they won’t need a successor at some point, Armin Hopp says

Your powerful informal learning engine: part 3

Posted on: 22 April 2015

The very act of externalising and putting into language our reflections prompts new ways of thinking, Paul Matthews says 

Making magic work part 5: Making it happen

Posted on: 22 April 2015

L&D professionals need to be taking on a more consultative role to help organisations thrive, says Liz Hill-Smith

Three steps to addressing a language skills gap

Posted on: 15 April 2015

Donavan Whyte provides three steps that can help training managers along the path to implementing a global language training plan

The consultative sales process

Posted on: 15 April 2015

Stuart Banbery outlines six principles that can help you form your own consultative sales methodology

Spot the caveman in you: Don't let negativity affect your creativity!

Posted on: 15 April 2015

If we let negativity bias remain at an unconscious level, it can build up over time and affect our success, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

And what about you?

Posted on: 8 April 2015

It's important to remember to include yourself in your organisation’s learning needs analysis, Rob McWilliam says

How to get the best bang for your training buck

Posted on: 8 April 2015

There are five key factors that will help you to gain a return on investment from your training programme, Alice Withers says

Tapping the potential you already have

Posted on: 27 March 2015

Newly-promoted managers need to be immersed in the techniques of management in order to make the transition into their new role, Eddie Kilkelly says

Are you ready to lean in?

Posted on: 27 March 2015

To challenge our perceptions on gender, we need to change the way we interact with others, Armin Hopp says

Making Magic work Part 4: The nuts and bolts of daily working

Posted on: 25 March 2015

Liz Hill-Smith looks at the next evolution of how organisations work