Nov 17 2016

​Talent management: How to keep your best staff engaged

People are at the heart of every organisation. It is your workforce that will ultimately determine how effective your business will be, and whether it can rise to meet difficult challenges in the future. Having a strong team is an invaluable asset, so why is

Oct 19 2016

How to avoid bulling behaviour in the workplace

One of the most difficult tasks for a manager is to ensure that their employees are performing to a high standard and that instances of stress, underperformance, absence and bullying in the workplace are dealt with correctly. Our one-day performance management training course is ideal

Oct 06 2016

Developing a connection: building rapport in the workplace

It is relatively easy to establish rapport with someone who is like you, but to build rapport with someone who has a different personality to yourself can be much more difficult. Learn how to connect with members of your team and enhance your communication and

Sep 29 2016

How to be a successful manager

Whether you’re moving into your first management role or have years of experience managing a team, it’s important to remember that you are always learning and developing your own skills as well as ensuring your team members grow too. Here at the Centre,

Sep 09 2016

Mastering strategy and making it fun!

By Dr Michael Cassop Thompson. It is probable that, like me, you may prefer work when things are challenging, enjoyable and fun. Strategy, the bane of many a leader or managers life, can also be fun if you are adequately equipped to

Sep 01 2016

​Nice event? So exactly what have I learnt?

By Chris Powell. That’s a few hours of my life I will never get back. Yes, I did enjoy the canapes and the bubbles, but what have I learnt. Alas, it’s a question I have to ask myself all too often.

Aug 11 2016

​Brexit and inclusive leadership: 10 point manifesto

Guest blog from the Equality Academy. At the Equality Academy, we see the challenge of Brexit as a situation demanding bold, inspired and inclusive leadership. Here’s our ten point ‘manifesto’ to help you be an inclusive leader in the wake of Brexit: 1.

Aug 04 2016

Leading with authenticity

By Hilary Carty. There’s a great buzz in leadership circles about ‘authenticity’ – a further pinnacle towards which leaders can strive. We instinctively appreciate authenticity – when that distinctive chime of integrity and honesty ring out loud and clear. But how do we achieve

Jul 28 2016

The do’s and don’ts of interviewing prospective employees

By Susan Croft. Hiring new staff is an expensive process and it’s critical to get it right. Often candidates complain that their interviews were poorly handled in terms of the questions asked, the information given and the general attitude of the interviewer

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