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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

Coronavirus – how to manage remote workers

Businesses up and down the country have been dealing with the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) for sixteen months now since this blog post was first written in March 2020. Those…

by Paul Hodder

Are you listening to me?

Ever speak with a friend only to come away from the conversation feeling, they didn’t really listen? It’s something that doesn’t just happen face-to-face. Browse through your favourite social media…

by Paul Hodder

Blue Monday Rebellion

The third Monday in January – dubbed Blue Monday as a publicity stunt – has become stuck with the title. It has stuck because it makes a great story and,…

by Janice Benning

Merry Christmas from BiteSize Learning

We’re counting down to Christmas by packaging up some of this year’s most relevant learning and development posts and delivering one a day in our advent calendar. Designed to help…

by Paul Hodder

5 tips for successful new managers

Think back to when you were first promoted to a management role. How did you feel? What did you struggle with first? When it comes to new challenges, few people…

by Paul Hodder

The three Ps of presenting – how to wow your audience

Glossophobia is the technical term for a fear of public speaking, and as you might expect, it’s a commonly held fear. It can be so debilitating that a survey earlier…

by Paul Hodder

What’s your company doing to support mental health?

World Mental Health Day is an ideal opportunity to get people talking about and educating themselves on the subject of mental health and wellbeing. Why does it matter in the…

by Paul Hodder

How lawyers can operate at their peak without burning out

Global law firm Dentons has just appointed its own ‘Europe Chief Mindfulness Officer’. She will be rolling out a new wellness programme, which uses the principles of neuroscience, cognitive science…

by Janice Benning

Managing stress – don’t wait, or it may be too late!

How many of us do it; wait for the weekend or our holiday to recover from the stress and pressure of work? Our message here is, “Please DON’T!” What stops…

by Janice Benning

Writing for impact

In all the recent coverage celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, one of the stories that most stood out was the archived speech written for Richard Nixon, in case…

by Lucy Limb

The top 5 workplace gripes we hear on training courses

It is the privilege of being a trainer (OK, also occasionally the curse) that people feel comfortable enough in the confines of the room to ‘have a good moan’. Anything…

by Paul Hodder

The right way to say no to your boss

You’ve just been promoted to manager and can’t find enough hours in the day to cope with the new workload.  Now your boss has approached you about another piece of…

by Paul Hodder

Our BiteSize Learning team reveal their most inspiring leaders

Organisations never aspire to have bad leaders. So why do we have so many? In today’s VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) team leaders need an unprecedented mix of…

by Paul Hodder

What’s the Dalai Lama got to teach us about business

Earlier this year his Holiness shared his thoughts on leadership in the Harvard Business Review. It’s a short article, but the call to action is huge: “Leaders, whatever field they…

by Ivor Twydell

Having better conversations

Do you dread having a difficult conversation? This video tip covers the importance of framing the conversation so that a win-win can be achieved by all.     

by Lucy Limb

Are you a submissive, assertive or aggressive communicator? – QUIZ

Whatever your role in the workplace, a clear and assertive approach will prevent misunderstanding and ensure that your message is heard. Discover whether you are communicating assertively or if you…

by Paul Hodder

How to help employees have difficult conversations

We all know how easy it is to do practically anything, rather than have those difficult conversations. Apart from the few of us who love confrontation, for many it’s just…

by Paul Hodder

Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

From the casting couch to the wolf whistle, sexual harassment at work has been with us for a very long time. No sector is immune: entertainment, media, professional and financial…

by Lucy Limb

This process helps you effectively delegate tasks

It’s end of year at Aquabanque. Jenna has to have her department’s performance report ready by next week’s board meeting. Ashish keeps coming back on email. He doesn’t feel he…

by Paul Hodder