Communication


Jun 08 2017

How to give effective feedback

By Daljeet Singh. Feedback is one of those words that will often make us cringe. We have all heard somebody come to us and mention feedback that they would like to give, or that someone else has given, and we prepare ourselves for


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


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 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 08 2017

Women in management: 4 TED Talks to inspire female leaders

By Samantha Kauss.  Did you know that there twice as many men named John who hold chief executive and chair positions of the FTSE 100 than there are women in the same roles? That’s right. There are only seven women who have secured the


Mar 02 2017

Feedback or feed forward, give the way you would want to receive it

Guest blog by David Goodman. Amongst the many emails which recently landed in my mailbox, I found one titled, 'Feed forward. Stop focusing on the past and help your employees achieve a positive change for the future’. The email suggested that there was little


Dec 15 2016

Leading your virtual team to success

Guest blog by Susan Croft.Does this situation sound familiar? You are connecting via conference call to your team of whom one is in India, another in France, and a third in Ireland. You are in your office in London waiting for everyone to connect


Nov 24 2016

Top tips: The golden rules of PowerPoint presentations

When giving a presentation, it may be tempting to add a lot of information to your PowerPoint slides and let them talk for you – but this is bad practice. Slides should be a visual aid and not a text document, they are there to prompt

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