Keeping the crunch at bay

Recessions, they say sort out the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff. Even the most successful companies need to take a long hard look at themselves and investigate every avenue to maintain profit. Maintaining price levels and keeping costs firmly under control are both vital for survival. As a result we are […]

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Manager’s head in the sand?

We’ve all been there. No-one is pulling their weight and the MD is giving everyone the bird. And where’s the manager – deep in his office hoping it won’t become a problem they have to deal with. Flight of fancy – or reality? Well, we recently conducted some research where many bosses are indeed telling […]

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E-mail – fast or furious?

As the pace of office life continues to accelerate and our reliance on e-mail as the main means of communication with clients and colleagues grows, it is vital we make sure that we are clear, concise and considered. It is not only important to ensure that the right message is put across and understood fully […]

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New Chartered Manager Award

The Chartered Management Institute has established the award of Chartered Manager as a hallmark of current competence and professionalism. Just as qualifications can reflect an individual’s academic ability within the field of management; Chartered Manager status recognises the application of skills in the workplace and their measurable impact on business performance. Working closely with the […]

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Kanye be better?

A recent article really caught our eye. We get so many supposed ‘gurus’ in the arena of management and leadership development (and dare I say a degree of snobbery and ego) that to see someone like Kanye West launch his ‘Kanye Curriculum – 7 Ways to be a Success’ is somewhat refreshing. He may be […]

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Chicken and egg for management leadership

It was interesting (but not surprising) to see the 2009 survey report from the delegates of the annual HR Forum. The report was compiled by Richmond Events who organize the high-profile event. The top 3 management challenges faced by the organizations who attended are: 1. Employee Engagement 2. Management & Leadership  Development 3. Culture Change […]

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Without meetings I’d get loads done….

How often do you hear these words. Not only do we tend to have too many meetings but often participants come out of them frustrated by lack of objectives, planning and with very little action points to take away. In other words the meeting has not moved the company forward. We aim to help with […]

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New management coaching & mentoring courses – 10% discount

We are delighted to announce launch of the new professional qualifications in coaching & mentoring. These level 5 qualifications in management coaching & mentoring are designed for practicing middle managers who wish to develop their management coaching and mentoring skills and capability. They focus on supporting managers to develop the link between coaching, mentoring and […]

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Funding for leadership and management training courses

Since we first announced funding schemes for training, we have noticed that many companies we talk to were either unaware of the funding opportunity, assumed they wouldn’t qualify or thought it would require enormous effort for scant reward. Nothing could be further from the truth. In our experience the vast majority of companies  that apply […]

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If only you could clone your best people….

Dolly the sheep started a whole debate about the issue of cloning. Whatever the ethics, it got us thinking about lessons we might learn to improve the business performer. What if we could clone your best people across the organisation whether they be leaders, sales people or middle managers? It lead us to ‘Excellence modelling’ […]

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Increasing demand for HR skills

It’s possibly no surprise that we are currently seeing huge demand for our HR  management courses (sadly no doubt as a result of the current economic climate). We offer a range of courses which cover all of the major skills that are required in the modern human resources department, tailored to individual needs and levels […]

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