Are we are all Project Managers now?
Modern work life is full of complexity, added responsibilities and accountability. In the past, many organisations were quite rigidly structured. The hierarchy of management was ...Read more
Lessons from Learning French – And a Brilliant New Methodology!
In this article, Illumine Training’s Founder (21 years ago) and current CEO – who has been learning French for several years – reflects on the ...Read more
Can We Do More With Less? – A Surprisingly Effective Alternative
Achieve more, do less and NEED less In problematical economic times, or simply during belt-tightening activities, many of us have been encouraged to ‘do more ...Read more
Can we learn from the Great Communicators?
Why Communication Skills are so Important Great communication skills are vital in business. Whether you are dealing with clients, colleagues or managers, being able to ...Read more
Generation Z – A Guide for Older Generations
Who (or What) Are Generation Z? Generation Z, also sometimes called the Post-Millenials or the iGeneration, are the demographic group who followed the Millenials. Usually, ...Read more
Business Clichés – Part Three
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the first two parts of this series. Before we ‘over-mine this rich vein’ of business clichés… in the final part (for now!) ...Read more
Business Clichés Part Two – Blue Sky Thinking
Following on from our last article, Business Clichés – There’s no I in TEAM, we’re going to have a look at a couple more commonly ...Read more
Business Clichés – ‘There’s no I in TEAM’
Clichés of the Business World The corporate world could be considered as ‘full to the brim’ with clichéd phrases designed to motivate, inspire and encourage ...Read more
Strategic Thinking – Improve Your Thinking…and Your Business
What is Strategic Thinking? Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. It’s ...Read more
IQ and EQ – What Are They and Which is Most Important?
What is IQ and What Does it Mean? Albert Binet observed how children’s performance is affected not only by their inherent intelligence but also by ...Read more
Listen to Your Gut Feeling
The expressions, ‘listen to your gut feeling’ or ‘trust your gut’ are widely used. Both expressions describe a method of noticing the physical sensations in ...Read more
Innovation – Leading Business Forward
Why are Creativity and Innovation Key to Success? When we say that someone is creative in business, it usually means that they have an open-minded ...Read more
Power Posing – ‘Fake it ‘til you make it’
A Look at How Our Body Language Changes Who We Are What Does Your Body Language Say About You? In the 1960s, a team of ...Read more
Right-handed For Good?
Why Are We Right-handed or Left-handed? According to Natalie Uomini, a renowned archaeologist at the University of Liverpool, “There has never been any report of ...Read more
Insights Discovery – A Diagnostic Tool For Self-Understanding
What is Insights Discovery? One of the most widely used diagnostic tools for self-understanding and team development is Insights Discovery. Conceived by father and son ...Read more
Negotiating Made Simple – A Practical Guide
What is Negotiating? Negotiating is sometimes referred to as an art form. A valuable skill that has a huge impact on many situations; being able ...Read more
Upgrading Our Post-Course Support
Our clients consistently tell us that they value the fact that we provide additional information and support after our face to face courses. In fact ...Read more
SWOT Analysis – A Review of its Uses and Usefulness
What is SWOT Analysis? SWOT Analysis is a commonly used method of evaluating a person, company, project or product. It can be used in any ...Read more
Interest – the vital component of memory
A middle school student from the United States recently wrote to me to ask me why people are better at remembering different things and why ...Read more
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and How It Can Be Used
What is Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)? Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides a tool that enables the categorisation of psychological personality types. It is ...Read more