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Email etiquette and communication in a pandemic

Email etiquette has become a vexed issue during the pandemic. There are good reasons for this and fortunately some useful techniques exist to help ease the burden. When writing your…

by Paul Hodder

Social Styles: what have you enjoyed about lockdown?

We recognise that lockdown has been an extremely difficult time for many, but a comment by a trainer on one of our weekly calls, that she had found much to…

by Lucy Limb

How Social Styles can help you achieve your communication goals

While no single lockdown experience is the same, for most, it has been characterised by a significant amount of time spent cooped up with our families or housemates. A great…

by Lucy Limb

Six tips for energising virtual training

Last week I attended a Webinar on Energising Your Training by the author Bob Lucas. He talked about the importance of movement, asserting that physical activity has been shown to…

by Paul Hodder

How the furlough scheme can affect company culture and what to do about it

The UK furlough scheme extension signals how much longer it will be before we see a return to “normality”. With more 6m workers on the scheme, one issue many businesses…

by Paul Hodder

Time management techniques for remote workers

Our lockdown lives are bending out of shape. The unchanging rhythm of the day-to-day can make it hard to remember which day of the week it is. Managing the competing…

by Paul Hodder

Keeping your learning on track

A lot has changed over the last month. A survey about workplace learning just before the lockdown began found that 53% of learning and development professionals were moving everything online.…

by Lucy Limb

The female leaders who influence us

To celebrate International Women’s Day this month, we’ve decided to highlight some of the female theorists, practitioners and activists who influence our work. Marilyn Loden Over forty years ago Marilyn…

by Lucy Limb

How to stay home and stay sane

In times gone by we probably craved the chance to work from home and spend more time with the family. After a couple of weeks of lock-down the chances are…

by Janice Benning

How to thrive not just survive

What is happening right now is unprecedented. Suddenly everyone’s lives have been turned upside down. We are having to deal with uncertainty about; our health and the health of our…

by Janice Benning

Decoding gender bias in training

The increasing attempts to decode gender bias are a positive step when it comes to recruitment. Why? First inclusivity is better for business and second because it helps in the…

by Paul Hodder