May 25 2017

Building the foundations of brand ‘you’

Brands are all around us; from that Starbucks coffee you picked up this morning, right down to your M&S socks. But have you stopped to think about your personal brand? Whilst you might not be on the same level as Nike, you still

May 18 2017

5 reasons to be creative during Learning at Work Week

This week sees the return of Learning at Work Week, an annual event that inspires organisations to take a good, hard look at their learning and development. For us, every week is a learning at work week, but not everyone can be as well

May 16 2017

Creativity driven learning at CIPD

Last week we attended the CIPD Learning & Development show at London Olympia, and boy did we have a great time!As well as meeting loads of friendly and ambitious people, we put one of our trainers onto the Topic Taster platform to

May 04 2017

Managing change successfully

By David Goodman. Research indicates that over 70% of change fails within 18 months of it being introduced. The reason given is a lack of understanding of the importance of bringing people on board during all stages of change. The mechanics of change is not

Apr 27 2017

Four key styles of management (and when to use them)

Being a manager requires an ability to quickly adapt, and if you’re an experienced manager you’ll know how quickly tricky situations can arise. These situations can also change every day, which means that relying on one standard approach isn’t an option.Our

Apr 20 2017

Top five negotiation tips

Knowing how to negotiate well can provide your organisation with fantastic results. It can help you solve problems and achieve your goals, whilst ensuring that all parties involved feel the outcome is fair.Our Negotiating skills course will take wannabe pro-negotiators through the process

Apr 13 2017

Three golden rules to successful writing

Good writing isn’t just a nice skill to have, it is one that can be a huge asset to your organisation. Effective writing puts the power in your hands; giving you the chance to convey your ideas, capture attention, and influence people positively. It

Apr 06 2017

Use storytelling to motivate and inspire others

By Jakki Bendell. Storytelling is one of the most powerful techniques we have to persuade others. Long before movies, TV series or even the first books, humans have been hard-wired to love and remember stories. Not just for entertainment, but for inspiration too. We

Mar 22 2017

​Top tips to get the best out of supervision

Performance management is perhaps one of the biggest concerns of managers - it is a key responsibility for anyone who has a line management role, and, along with motivating and dealing with staff development, is an integral part of that role. These are our top

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