The psychology of leadership

As with all people, some leaders are great – and some just think that they are. We see in the news that leadership is a contentious and challenging area – and that those who believe in their leaders can be very passionate – and vocal – about that support.

As with all people, some leaders are great – and some just think that they are. We see in the news that leadership is a contentious and challenging area – and that those who believe in their leaders can be very passionate – and vocal – about that support.

How learning and development can improve workplace confidence

We all know how important it is that the team can perform the tasks expected of them – but what more could you be achieving in your organisation?

We all know how important it is that the team can perform the tasks expected of them – but what more could you be achieving in your organisation?

Neuroplasticity in learning

Neuroplasticity is one of the most powerful tools in the armoury of any training and learning professional – but what is it, and how does it work?

Neuroplasticity is one of the most powerful tools in the armoury of any training and learning professional – but what is it, and how does it work?

Don’t hold your people back.

This week we saw a quote circulating on social media that struck a chord:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

This week we saw a quote circulating on social media that struck a chord:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

Five ways you’re letting your employees down.

Leadership isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to balance your own needs with what’s best for every member of your team…

Leadership isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to balance your own needs with what’s best for every member of your team…

What kind of leader are you?

There are many ways in which a person can lead – and some are more effective than others. What kind of leader are you, and what kind of leader did you dream you’d be? When it comes to ‘kinds of leader’ it seems that everyone has their own definitions – and that there are varied … Continue reading “What kind of leader are you?”

Have you reached a professional plateau?

As young, inexperienced dreamers entering the big wide world of employment, we all entertained grand ideas, passions, and fantasies of enormous success, fame or acclaim. We have finished our schooling, perhaps further education, we’ve answered all the ‘what career to follow’ questionnaires and picked a direction, setting out in the safe knowledge that we will … Continue reading “Have you reached a professional plateau?”

Character eats personality for brunch!

The development industry has forever been obsessed by its nomothetic approach to personality development – that is, trying to produce general laws which apply to all people. This ‘scientific’ approach has enabled the growth in popularity of reductive tools, designed to help us understand and ‘get’ other people. At the other side of the scale … Continue reading “Character eats personality for brunch!”

Mind the gap.

Each year the number of people who go to university and obtain degrees grows – but studies show that those increasing numbers of graduates are struggling to find work. Is there a gap between education and necessary experience? A recent government report showed that – once again – graduates are struggling to find skilled employment … Continue reading “Mind the gap.”