Employee Engagement – PassionWorks® Model – The Role of Meaning
In this short video, the second of three, I introduce the importance of Meaning in sustaining passion at work. I’ve included a transcript for anyone ...Read more
Richard Branson on Resilience
We all know Richard Branson – founder of the immensely successful Virgin Group of over 300 companies worldwide – as one of the most iconic ...Read more
Employee Engagement – Introduction to the PassionWorks® Model
In this short video, the first of three, I introduce the PassionWorks® model, explaining how passion, or high levels of employee engagement, occurs. Below, I’ve ...Read more
Soft Skills are vital…
An interesting piece from the BBC about the enormous value (£88bn) of ‘soft skills’ http://bbc.in/1wXrMv3 . No surprise to those of us who are proud ...Read more
Is change a friend or foe?
Everyone knows that people respond differently to challenging situations. To some extent this is owing to their individual experience. As managers we need to manage ...Read more
20% off our January public courses
Time is running out – 20% off our January public courses below… For a limited period we are offering 20% discount on our January public ...Read more
A new year, a new challenge?
The start of a New Year is an opportunity for taking stock of our lives, and setting new goals and challenges for the year ahead. ...Read more
From Manager to Leader?
“The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate.” So says Warren Bennis (1925 - ) – ...Read more
Passionate Leadership – presenting the passionworks model (video)
Director of Training, Clive Lewis, was asked to present on the subject of ‘Passionate Leadership’ at the Connect event held in London’s Savoy Hotel in ...Read more
4 Tips for nervous public speakers
Confident public speaking: tips for nervous presenters Are you confident about speaking in front of an audience? According to a Wall Street Journal article, the ...Read more
3 Innovations in Education
My three favourite innovations in… education Creative and innovative thinking are vital to success in any area of life. Education – whether in the workplace ...Read more
Are you ever put on the spot?
On the spot training: a trainer’s view However well prepared we are for a meeting, a presentation, an interview or a training session, none of ...Read more
Do you have group working challenges?
Meeting the challenges of group working How many meetings do you attend each week? Working collaboratively is an essential skill in the 21st century workplace. ...Read more
Five tips for editing effectively
Business writing is an important skill for managers. However, after that all-important first draft, there is still much to do to create a polished end ...Read more
Slow versus speed reading: which is best?
Recently the BBC featured a new fad called ‘slow reading’. Apparently this new movement involves groups of people getting together to read things slowly, rather ...Read more
Is effective communication the key to leadership?
Communication is central to our lives as human beings. Whether through body language or through the written and spoken word, effective communication is the key ...Read more
Tips for dealing with the media
Journalists from the TV, radio and the newspapers regularly contact businesses and individuals for information and opinions on current issues. If someone from the media ...Read more
3 Examples of Innovation in IT
Innovation in IT Innovation is a topic I enjoy returning to again and again. Why? It’s partly personal fascination with the new, and partly it’s ...Read more
Coaching vs mentoring: 3 important differences
A vital part of our role as managers is to help our staff to develop their skills and attributes to the full. Research shows that ...Read more
Are good grammar and spelling things of the past?
“Are good grammar and spelling things of the past?” Or we could say: “Is using good grammar and spelling a thing of the past?” (Both ...Read more