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Stuck In The Middle With You

13 April 2021 10:30:00 BST / by Paul Kaerger

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It feels like every time a major business has a restructure, it becomes a cull on middle management. Clearly, middle management are expendable.

More than once, I have heard Directors moan that their middle managers are a blocker to innovation and change. Clearly, middle management are stuck in the mud.

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How Much Are We Striving For Perfection Over Progress?

06 April 2021 10:00:00 BST / by Amber Orchard-Webb

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We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do things perfectly and get things right first time. But do we really learn anything by achieving perfection on our first attempt? Or is learning by making progress – having a go, reflecting on the outcomes, adapting the approach and trying again more effective?

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A Team Building Experiment In A Remote Workforce

22 March 2021 14:33:00 GMT / by Kate Dukes posted in Employee Engagement

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How do you get a team to get to know each other and bond when they can’t have a chat over the kettle or pop out for lunch together?

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If It’s Working So Far, Keep Going – You’ll Know When You’re There

22 March 2021 10:33:00 GMT / by Ian Luxford posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership

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The mythunderstanding that’s probably been corrected 10,000 times is still being perpetuated, even in some quite learned works.

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New Leadership

18 March 2021 13:54:15 GMT / by Michelle Mills-Porter posted in Leadership

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As our frustrations of the pandemic finally start to lift there is a sense of excitement and panic as restaurants find themselves fully booked for the next year, holiday apartments sold out, people booking flights to foreign countries… and business leaders scrabble to “hit the ground running.”

And I fear we have learned nothing.

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A New Partnership Model Between A Board Of Directors And Employees

22 February 2021 14:02:10 GMT / by Kieran Moynihan posted in Communications, Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity

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For many employees, the board of directors of a company or organisation, can seem very distant from the day-to-day life of the organisation. While the traditional legacy model of a board of directors “away in an ivory tower” and filled with “Nine white men with an average age of 62” has slowly

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Pause. Touch (The Flipchart), Turn (Back To The Audience), Talk…

19 February 2021 16:06:06 GMT / by Ian Luxford posted in Communications

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Does it make you cringe when you are being presented to by someone who thinks they are a really great communicator and really isn’t?

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Looking Back At What Took Us Forward

05 February 2021 11:10:07 GMT / by Ian Luxford

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It didn’t always feel like a revolution then, but how far we’ve come.

It's twenty years since Martyn Sloman gave us his excellent book, The e-learning revolution.

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Inclusion And Diversity Is A Topic Woven Through Our Values

01 February 2021 17:14:01 GMT / by Amber Orchard-Webb posted in Inclusion and Diversity

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We look forward to the day when Inclusion and Diversity are so high on the corporate agenda that we will no longer have to work hard to get them understood.

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In Tough Times, Values Matter More Than Ever

28 January 2021 16:29:41 GMT / by Ian Luxford posted in Communications, Employee Engagement

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Almost a year out from the moments when all our lives started to change in ways we had never imagined, we decided to take stock of how our core values have held out through the turbulence.

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