The leadership skills essential for success in the future

The leadership skills essential for success in the future

Now is the time to think about the leadership skills essential for future success. Organisations face constantly competing demands. For instance, planning for the long term and delivering in the short term; acting globally while dealing with local needs; collaborating...
How to make remote working – work!

How to make remote working – work!

Remote teams face different challenges to those teams situated together. Even in the digital era and communication revolution, human beings still have a few basic needs to be emotionally healthy and psychologically satisfied. Essential for engagement and high...
How to increase the ROI of your training. Part 2!

How to increase the ROI of your training. Part 2!

In the first part of this blog I talked about the key to increasing the ROI of your training being learning for performance – being clear on the performance change needed to be seen and designing learning to achieve that. Rather than the traditional approach of...
How to increase the ROI of your training. Part 2!

How to increase the ROI of your training. Part 1!

At college I learnt about employee training. At University I learnt about employee development. When I started work we talked about training and development, and after time this became Learning and Development (L&D). But at no point did anyone really talk to me...
It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility

It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility

If I could talk to my 22 year old self leaving University to embark on my exciting new career in HR Management – what would I say? This may feel slightly self indulgent on my behalf; but I’m going to take the opportunity to share a few pieces of advice I wish I...
Why Managers should do more coaching and less “Bossing”

Why Managers should do more coaching and less “Bossing”

More and more organisations are looking for coaching skills training for their managers, and this flies in the face of the traditional “Command and Control” management style.  They’re not doing this to develop their managers into professional coaches.  Instead this is...