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Female Leaders – 4 Truly Great Leading Ladies
March 8th 2020 is International Women’s Day. It’s the ideal time to reflect on 4 of the UK’s visionary female leaders. Female Leaders – Challenges ...Read more
Personality Clashes at Work? A Real Challenge for New Leaders
As a new leader, personality clashes and conflicts are not uncommon. They may be something you find you have to deal with frequently. Disputes between ...Read more
Powerful Words that Create Action
Powerful Words Change Lives Words are incredibly powerful, both in our work and personal lives. While it’s true that actions speak louder than words, words are ...Read more
Training Needs Analysis – How to Identify the Right Courses to Take
Providing your staff with training which enables them to gain new skills is vital. Investing in the development of the people who already work for ...Read more
How To Develop Tailored Management Development Programmes
Management development should be an essential part of any organisation’s plans to enhance performance. But in a recent poll of managers and directors in SMEs, ...Read more
Great Leaders of Our Times
What is a Great Leader? We need great leaders. From childhood, and throughout our lives, we look to those who inspire, motivate and encourage us ...Read more
Is Situational Leadership Still Relevant?
What is Situational Leadership? Situational Leadership is a model for effective task-relevant leadership developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. First introduced as ‘Life Cycle ...Read more
Belbin Team Roles – A Quick Review of a Familiar Model
What is Belbin? Belbin provides managers and leaders with tools that enable them to make decisions involving their people and their teams. Much of an ...Read more
7 Essentials for an Effective Management Development Programme
Introduction Approximately 90% of candidates considered for a management development programme fall into one of two categories: junior management personnel starred for progression to the ...Read more
The Habits of Effective Leaders – How Do You Measure Up?
The Habits of Effective Leaders Who are the really effective leaders? What would your staff say if they were asked? Do you ever ponder on ...Read more
Surprising trends in training that you need to know about
Trends in training are shifting in 2016 Over the years, many different strategies have been developed with the idea of facilitating learning in a more ...Read more
20 Years and Counting – who do you work with?
To mark our 20 year anniversary,I was asked, as one of the founders of Illumine, and still the CEO, to answer the questions I get ...Read more
Evaluating Training for Success
Although evaluating training is generally carried out at the end of the training event, the process of evaluating training starts right at the beginning of ...Read more
Are we all Project Managers now?
The practice of modern project management has been around since the 1950s, although this was originally applied to the development of engineering and technology. Today, ...Read more
Management – let’s just make it up as we go along!
It’s a common assumption that if an individual possesses the technical skills required in a particular role, they will be good managers for other employees ...Read more
How important is it to build trust based relationships at work?
As a business owner, you come up with robust strategies to scale your business and establish a stronghold in the market. But what do you ...Read more
Are you a Lark or an Owl?
Larks vs Owls: lessons from sporting performance As a manager, an important aspect of getting the best from your employees – and from yourself – ...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
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
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