Blog
15th Feb 2017
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What is microlearning? Think of microlearning as the delivery of bite-sized training or performance support nuggets ("micro-assets"), but...
Blog
1st Feb 2017
We have been working with a national organisation developing staff's influencing skills. Demands on their services are set to increase...
Blog
26th Jan 2017
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2017: a time of certainty or uncertainty; a time in which we lurched from one supposition to another or a time in which previous...
Blog
23rd Jan 2017
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When I began working in learning and development many years ago, we didn’t call it learning and development, we called it training. But the...
Blog
16th Jan 2017
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Many years ago I happened upon a lovely gem of a book that was written by a dad when his son, Adam, went off to college. Called “Life’s...
Blog
9th Jan 2017
Like any other field, Learning & Development has been influenced a lot by the omnipresence of smartphones nowadays. But there are more...
Blog
6th Dec 2016
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Let’s bust a myth. You don’t need slides in order to run a training session. You don’t need PowerPoint in order to create a presentation...
Blog
5th Dec 2016
After the events of 2016, there’s only one thing I’m certain of… Whatever else happens, in the last remaining days of what’s left of it,...
Blog
23rd Nov 2016
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One wet Friday I delivered an interpersonal skills training course. The manager who hired me popped into the training room at 5pm whilst I...
Blog
18th Nov 2016
The concept is obvious, really. In order to be most effective, employee onboarding programs should directly connect and contribute to one...
Blog
7th Nov 2016
The nights are drawing in, the clocks have gone back; the heating has gone on. Venturing into town the shops are, unsubtly, reminding me...
Blog
7th Nov 2016
I like a dystopian satire as much as the next person, so when Netflix announced they had given a home to professional pessimist Charlie...
Blog
1st Nov 2016
This is an excellent, highly readable, book with much relevance for those engaged in management learning. The key message is that ‘Black...
Blog
27th Oct 2016
Watch out, watch out, the robots are coming! They’re going to take our jobs, take over our homes, and then eliminate us as being an...
Blog
14th Oct 2016
If you’re a provider of leadership and management training as we are, you’ll no doubt recommend coaching as a key ingredient in the recipe...
Blog
6th Oct 2016
I welcome the announcement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Karen Bradley, that, in an amendment to the...
Blog
4th Oct 2016
Pick up any professional journal and you’ll see that the subject of human capital metrics is on the organisational agenda. With leadership...
Blog
26th Sep 2016
Since the early 2000s, “gamification” has been a favorite buzzword of the corporate training world. The idea is simple: Transform...
Blog
17th Sep 2016
Have you ever suddenly been confronted by an unexpected change forced on you by the actions of others? How did it feel to have your status...
Blog
1st Sep 2016
As a South African ex-pat running a business in London for the past 8 years, it was almost inevitable that we’d open a Cape Town office at...
Blog
30th Aug 2016
At the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, Team GB finished 36th in the medals table, between Ethiopia and Belarus. Twenty years later, and...
Blog
26th Aug 2016
A letter to those who have just received their results: Pack up your books, throw away your calculators; the dreaded exam results day has...
Blog
19th Aug 2016
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Have you ever attended a meeting and wondered why? Worse, have you ever attended a regular weekly meeting and wondered why every week? I...
Blog
16th Aug 2016
How do you see your people? Are they paper shufflers and process followers; part of that vast army of ‘heavy-on-the-costs’ entities which...
Blog
9th Aug 2016
Speaking more than one language can not only improve a person’s job prospects but can also have other career-related benefits. A growing...
Blog
28th Jul 2016
The Microlearning solution breaks down the traditional long training or learning curriculum into easily consumable pieces of information by...
Blog
21st Jul 2016
Organizational training is probably as old as organizations. It’s not hard to imagine a merchant in ancient Mesopotamia assembling two or...
Blog
11th Jul 2016
Okay, let’s roll our sleeves up, sit down and talk business. This is just between you and me so we can be honest with each other. So tell...
Blog
30th Jun 2016
2
As a leader, what are you doing to grow your people? No, we’re not talking here about sticking them out in a field and hoping that with the...
Blog
10th Jun 2016
Reengineering learning content towards a blended approach I was talking to a client recently about their aspirations to deliver truly...
Blog
8th Jun 2016
The gaming industry is phenomenally good at user engagement. Games have a way of drawing players in and keeping them hooked. The training...
Blog
20th May 2016
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I’ve always been fascinated by Emotional Intelligence. Conventional intelligence (IQ) is so obvious, tangible, easy to measure. Someone is...
Blog
9th May 2016
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What is the trick to delivering interactive live online learning, briefings or webinars that truly connect to the group? We have all...
Blog
3rd May 2016
The underdogs did it. Despite starting the season at 5,000:1 outsiders, Leicester City secured the Premiership title last night amongst...
Blog
29th Apr 2016
Why do so many seemingly rock solid mergers end in failure? Did the figures simply not stack up or were identified synergies simply not...
Blog
25th Apr 2016
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It might be because I'm a child of the 60s,when the only technology we had was a black & white TV and a fridge, but I don’t totally get...
Blog
18th Apr 2016
As a training software supplier, it is critical to continuously find out more about how training companies undertake their key business...
Blog
1st Apr 2016
Why bother? You’ve been through school and possibly university, you’ve got all the professional qualifications you need, why bother to sign...
Blog
29th Mar 2016
1
If there is one thing that many sectors have in common in this economy, it is that new developments constantly succeed one another. Markets...
Blog
24th Feb 2016
Without teams, the workplace would be nothing. Imagine if each employee in an office had no form of communication with the other employees...
Blog
24th Feb 2016
Search employee engagement on the internet and the chances are that amidst all the ‘what is employee engagement’ and ‘top tips for employee...
Blog
17th Feb 2016
People should use podcasts more in learning and development. It’s a very easy and accessible way of creating additional content to...
Blog
11th Feb 2016
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Companies with sales teams both big and small should have a sales methodology – a system sales reps follow in order to win deals. There’s a...
Blog
18th Jan 2016
2
I once was a trainee at a course given by a famous trainer. The course was pretty expensive and I was excited by the subject matter, so I...
Blog
26th Jan 2016
No one is indispensable! Actually that’s not quite true. No one should be indispensable but in far too many organisations the leadership,...
Blog
20th Jan 2016
Hello all, I've worked with young people for the last 20 plus years. I was last on Training Zone about three years ago and, one of my final...
Blog
13th Jan 2016
There’s no escaping it; whatever you do in business, your success or your failure ultimately rests with your people. Whether they are...
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19th Apr 2018
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It seems to be the perennial challenge for L&D leaders: how do you get your employees to want to engage with elearning? It’s...