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Wise Words, Success Secrets – or Pallid Platitudes

Offering advice – both bidden and unbidden - is a trait that’s practised in every country and culture. Advice comes from any source but tends to be conferred more by those who feel themselves to be senior – in terms of age and/or status.   Some of this advice is useless – because it deals [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Business, Learning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to be ‘The Admirable Subordinate’

‘The Admirable Crichton’, originally a 1902 stage play by J.M. ‘Peter Pan’ Barrie and, subsequently, the subject of several films, explores a reversal of fortunes which sees a family servant become a natural leader. But, when circumstances change again, the servant is happy to relinquish the leadership role for that of a servant.   L&D [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Business, Learning|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

L&D Challenges With Contingent Workers

  Contingent workers – people with no implicit or explicit contract for ongoing employment – now account for up to 40 percent of the US workforce, depending on the definition you apply. They can include independent contractors, self-employed individuals, freelancers, interns, temporary agency workers and individuals working via online platforms.   In the UK, there are some [...]

Latest LCMS version from eXact learning solutions unveiled in the USA

ATD 2017 visitors will be the first people in the USA to explore the latest version of eXact learning solutions’ learning content management system (LCMS).   The Italy-based digital learning content management business solutions producer can be found at Booth 1841 in this year’s ATD Conference and Exposition. The event, being held at the Georgia [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Financial Times Business School enlists Bob Little’s help

Bob Little has been asked to help promote the findings of the latest ‘Corporate Learning Pulse’ survey of senior leaders around the world. This year’s survey is about to take place and its findings are due to be published in the summer.   The survey is being carried out by the Financial Times | IE [...]

CloudQast’s programmes and platform for England and Wales’ Magistrates

Magistrates in England and Wales can now access video-based online learning programmes, including guides on managing yourself, teamworking and making judicial decisions. Most of these programmes, commissioned by The Magistrates Association (MA), are the work of the leadership communications specialist, CloudQast, which has also provided the platform where these programmes reside.   While working with [...]

CloudQast launches two legislation-related generic e-learning programmes

The leadership communications specialist CloudQast has produced two generic e-learning programmes – on the 2010 Bribery Act and Competition (antitrust) Law.   CloudQast director, Lindsey Mack, said, “Having researched, written and produced these programmes specifically for CloudQast clients – in 2012 - we decided to make them available more generally because this legislation has far-reaching [...]

CloudQast provides video support for 2016 SuStAinable St Albans Week

Leadership communications specialist CloudQast is promoting ‘2016 SuStAinable St Albans Week’. It is doing so by producing a promotional video for the event, featuring nine leaders of events relating to the Week’s sustainable living themes.   Damian Gaskin, who heads up CloudQast’s St Albans office, commented, “CloudQast addresses organisations’ needs for fast, authentic, precise and [...]

CloudQast caravan enhances and encourages its creative Bohemian image

The leadership communications specialist CloudQast has taken delivery of a 1964 ‘classic’ Airstream Globe Trotter caravan.     This 16-feet long example of touring history will become CloudQast’s ‘creative headquarters’ in St Albans – the venue for the creative scriptwriting for CloudQast’s many video-based learning and development (L&D) materials.   CloudQast director, Damian [...]

CloudQast business development secret: poems generate business boom

The leadership communications specialist CloudQast has hit on an unusual, highly creative and successful business strategy to bring it customers: it writes poems.   CloudQast director, Damian Gaskin, explained, “When we encountered the credit crunch, in 2008, a number of our customers reduced their budgets and that affected CloudQast’s activity and income-generation.   [...]