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The ‘Pioneers’ of Learning and Development

Last week we attended the Promote Network Summit 2018, held in Stockholm, Sweden. It is hosted by our partners - Promote International and was designed to provide the opportunity for all "Promote partners" to meet, exchange ideas and to learn new techniques and skills...

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How to choose the right training provider

As Sales Director at Phoenix, I spend a lot of my time talking to potential clients about the various merits of all types of training and development.  Whilst those of us who work in this industry are pretty well-versed in what makes a ‘good’ development partner,...

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Developing leaders across the world

Whilst there are always some nerves jingling before any leadership development event, this is magnified when to be delivered overseas. Two recent and very successful trips to different parts of the world confirmed what I had probably already, subconsciously, believed:...

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How L&D can help initiate cultural change

Traditional training tends to focus on a relatively small group of people within any organisation.  The best example of this is to provide specific training for the sales team.  Logical, sure, but effective? – not always.  The training understandably focuses on the...

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More than a date in the diary!

I have written and spoken many times about the need for training and development not to be viewed as a single event. It does now seem that there is a growing consensus that a one-off training course, intervention or event - call it what you like - will not work as...

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Understanding & Exploring Influencing Strategies

To support our ‘30 second tips’ series, our Head of Learning, Lawrence White, explores in more detail the gnarly subject of ‘influence’ and specifically influence with little or no authority over those that are to be influenced. Influence or manipulation? The measure...

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