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Setting Performance Objectives

Failure to set clear performance objectives is a common mistake. Time spent agreeing specific actions at the objective setting stage will avoid disagreements about whether they have been achieved. It…

by Lucy Limb

Professional behaviour in the workplace

Professional behaviour in the workplace is under scrutiny. Several incidents have brought it to the fore including the sexual assault claims against film producer Harvey Weinstein and resulting social media…

by Lucy Limb

Managing remote workers

We are running a free Taster for our new course “Managing Remote Workers” on 23rd February.  Remote working has increased significantly over the last decade, fuelled by technology, globalisation, the…

by Lucy Limb

The books we loved last year

We’ve chosen some of our favorite reads for the curious, the optimistic and those who simply love to learn. Capitalism without Capital: the rise of the intangible economy by Jonathan…

by Lucy Limb

Making the case for mental health initiatives at work

Many of us spend a significant proportion of our lives at work. Estimates vary but on average we’ll spend about 90,000 hours or a third of our lives at work.…

by Lucy Limb

ARE YOU GENUINELY EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS?

My problem I ordered a couple of T-shirts for my son. He’s a rower, a strongly built lad and I can be a little hit and miss with washing machine…

by Lucy Limb

WHAT MANAGERS CAN LEARN ABOUT THE 5P PLASTIC BAG CHARGE?

Blue Planet 2 has highlighted the devastating impact of plastic on sea creatures, fish and birds. Fortunately, action is being taken in the UK: the Chancellor is considering a tax…

by Lucy Limb

FEEDBACK CAN SET ALARM BELLS RINGING

Imagine you are walking alone on a quiet, dark street when suddenly you hear fast footsteps behind you. What do you feel? Under these circumstances, most of us experience the…

by Lucy Limb

IS THE END TO EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES A GOOD THING?

The decision of the Supreme Court to bring an end to Employment Tribunal fees has had a polarising effect.  On one hand it is welcomed by those believing it will…

by Lucy Limb

IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO COACH, ASK THESE QUESTIONS

In a world that seemingly gets ever busier, it can feel as though we are constantly being sold “stuff” to help make us more productive and supposedly save us time.…

by Lucy Limb

THE BENEFITS OF BITE-SIZED LEARNING

Research published last year[i] found that access – how fast suitable training can be delivered, followed by flexibility and quality remain the priorities for learning and development professionals. This is…

by Lucy Limb