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Sexy Finance?! or Funky Finance

Let’s face it; finance is not exactly a topic that ignites excitement in business. Asking managers to produce a financial plan or budget tends to fill most managers with dread and they get as nervous as a turkey at Christmas. Love it or hate it, the need for commercially savvy managers has climbed to the […]

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Do you make the right impact?

“Of those who say nothing, few are silent.” The power of presenting is as much about what you don’t say as what you do say. After all, no one ever complains about a speech being too short! The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but […]

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Simplifying Change

We know that ‘change is the only constant’ but why do we continue to struggle with change so much. The change equation is a simple, powerful change model developed by Beckhard and Harris designed to help reduce resistance to change. According to Beckhard and Harris, three factors must be present for meaningful organisational change to […]

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What is everyone reading?

We’ve just been reviewing the shortlist for the ‘Management Book of the Year’ with interest. Compiled in association with the British Library, this year’s books are focusing more on how to kick start growth during challenging times and the practical side of management. Two books worth reading include ‘Crucial Conversations’ by Patterson et al. and […]

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Force field analysis activity

Kurt Lewin’s force field analysis model is a useful technique for looking at all the forces for and against a decision. In effect it is a specialised method of weighing up pros and cons. By carrying out the analysis you can plan to strengthen the forces supporting a strategic or operational decision and reduce the […]

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Building a team

Continuing in our series of featured articles regarding our business courses today we focus on building a team. Building a successful team can be daunting even for the most experienced of managers. We provide bespoke team building training courses directed at building or strengthen new or established teams. Typical areas of development we concentrate on […]

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Coaching for Change

We have always been advocates for coaching and mentoring as a vehicle for people to embrace and support change. The national probation review brings fundamental change to the probation service, and we have worked closely with one of the trusts to help them evolve a coaching culture to help engage their workforce. This is facilitated […]

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Business training courses

Today sees the start of a series of featured articles regarding our business training courses. Over the coming months we will be focussing on specific courses and how they can benefit both you as an individual, and your organisation as a whole. Our business courses are delivered either in-house or at a venue of your […]

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Chasing Time?

“Tomorrow – a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.” If we had a pound for every time we have been told ‘I don’t have time’, we would probably be spending our time differently. There will always be 24 hours in a day, the knack is to use the […]

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Are nearly half of all UK line managers ineffective?

Nearly half of all UK line managers ‘are ineffective’… Yet new research reveals how management and leadership skills can drive up UK performance. 43% of managers consider their line managers to be ineffective, according to the largest ever in-depth study into the business benefits of management and leadership development, released recently by the Chartered Management […]

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Quick masterclass in customer engagement

Customer Engagement has become a hot potato in recent months with more and more clients asking us to develop bespoke training in this area. With this in mind, this subject is on our radar. We came across the following questions designed to challenge how effective you are in relation to customer engagement and in turn […]

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