Comfort, Stretch and Don’t Panic!

You and your team can apply Karl Rohnke’s comfort/stretch/panic model to your methods of working to understand what kind of learning, knowledge and value you are receiving from your day-to-day experiences at work and outside of work. It helps you recognize the physiological responses you might experience and what your body is telling you when […]

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The Management Apprentice – a UK learning revolution 90% funded by HMRC!

An exciting opportunity for smart employers in the UK to engage in a people development revolution arrived earlier this year in the unlikely form of apprenticeships.  Well unlikely to those of us who regarded apprenticeships as a development route for young people who needed an alternative to academia. Think of the broad concept of an […]

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“How to support talent to develop exceptional industry partnerships through our Industry Collaboration Zone?” Salford University’s Talent Forum challenge

Ranked as one of the world’s most international universities, Salford University hosted the Primeast North West Talent Forum in October.  It was a high energy event with excellent participation from HR and business leaders from organisations in the UK’s NW and Yorkshire regions. Julie Woosey, HR Business Partner and Jen Hinsley, ICZ Programme Manager jointly took […]

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Inclusive Leadership: Why strategic direction and what we believe about diversity matter in a global marketplace

Following many years of engaging with HR leaders on progressive approaches to talent management, a simple but robust approach to keeping talent management strategy, focused, current and effective has evolved. It is defined in eight simple steps which are listed below and will then be discussed briefly with a focus on one particular strategic initiative of diversity […]

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Coaching: Has it come of age?

In its 2016 ‘Global Coaching Study’, the International Coach Federation estimates that there are more than 50,000 external coaches globally, generating a combined income of US$2.4 billion from executive coaching; a not-insubstantial activity. Once the preserve of the senior few, coaching is now firmly embedded in the mainstream of personal learning and development options. So, […]

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The future of leadership development

So much has been said of the complexity of globalisation, its effect on the workplace and especially on the demands put on our leaders.  Most of our readers will be familiar with the term “VUCA” (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) describing our modern world and many are grappling with what that means in the context […]

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Don’t Just Be an Order Taker: Effective Training Needs Assessments

As a learning designer, there are times when you are given an order for a training solution. It can, however, be dangerous to rush in and accept the order as the correct one before identifying the real causes and needs. Read my article on TrainingIndustry.com to learn how your data and analysis can still be […]

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