Meant to Mentor?

So we all know that mentoring has been around for donkeys’ years. According to Clutterbuck (2001) modern mentoring has its origin in the concept of apprenticeships. When the guilds of craftsman dominated the commercial world, the young apprentice was taken under the wing of an older, more experienced master craftsman. It was through this relationship […]

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How good are your presentation skills?

Good presentation and public speaking skill are within everyone’s reach. Our presentation skills training courses will guide you through the pitfalls and common mistakes providing you with the skills and knowledge to turn you into a confident speaker who engages their audience creating an impact. Effective Presentation Skills Training Duration: 2-days Overview: This practical course […]

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How to inspire your team

Today as part of our featured article series regarding specific business courses we concentrate on the innovative leader. We run a wide range of leadership coaching courses catering for the experienced manager or supervisor in addition to the candidate who is new to team leading. The knowledge and skills gained will enable them to become […]

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Sexy Finance?! or Funky Finance

Let’s face it; finance is not exactly a topic that ignites excitement in business. Asking managers to produce a financial plan or budget tends to fill most managers with dread and they get as nervous as a turkey at Christmas. Love it or hate it, the need for commercially savvy managers has climbed to the […]

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Do you make the right impact?

“Of those who say nothing, few are silent.” The power of presenting is as much about what you don’t say as what you do say. After all, no one ever complains about a speech being too short! The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but […]

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Simplifying Change

We know that ‘change is the only constant’ but why do we continue to struggle with change so much. The change equation is a simple, powerful change model developed by Beckhard and Harris designed to help reduce resistance to change. According to Beckhard and Harris, three factors must be present for meaningful organisational change to […]

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What is everyone reading?

We’ve just been reviewing the shortlist for the ‘Management Book of the Year’ with interest. Compiled in association with the British Library, this year’s books are focusing more on how to kick start growth during challenging times and the practical side of management. Two books worth reading include ‘Crucial Conversations’ by Patterson et al. and […]

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Force field analysis activity

Kurt Lewin’s force field analysis model is a useful technique for looking at all the forces for and against a decision. In effect it is a specialised method of weighing up pros and cons. By carrying out the analysis you can plan to strengthen the forces supporting a strategic or operational decision and reduce the […]

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Building a team

Continuing in our series of featured articles regarding our business courses today we focus on building a team. Building a successful team can be daunting even for the most experienced of managers. We provide bespoke team building training courses directed at building or strengthen new or established teams. Typical areas of development we concentrate on […]

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