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Engage in Learning shows flagship programmes at Learning Technologies

The e-learning supplier, Engage in Learning, is putting its new state-of-the-art e-learning programmes on show at its stand at the Learning Technologies exhibition, scheduled for ExCel London, on 13th and 14th February.   These flagship programmes include – in the Compliance category - the Criminal Finances Act and two programmes on Unconscious Bias. However, Engage [...]

Partnership to accelerate women’s leadership development

The Above & Beyond Group has formed an international learning partnership with Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance (www.ftiecla.com) focused on the advancement of women in business.   FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance will facilitate and run the leadership programmes of The Diversity Council, a platform and diversity accelerator developed by [...]

By | October 2nd, 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

The Total Cost of Work

Experience suggests that, when faced with a need to cut costs, chief financial officers (CFOs) tend to respond by laying off workers.   Initially, that might keep HR professionals busy – but such a strategy hints at longer-term organizational problems.   Indeed, Paul Lalovich argues that, before getting rid of workers, CFOs should calculate the [...]

Key bodies revise accepted wisdom on change management

  Accreditation body APMG-International, in association with the Change Management Institute (CMI), which is headquartered in Australia, has developed a refreshed change management qualification. As a first step in this process, the CMI, in association with APMG, has published a body of knowledge for change management (CMBoK) – which has a worldwide relevance and application. [...]

By | February 21st, 2014|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Facilitation skills launch

Quotes from Sir Winston Churchill were much in evidence at the official launch of APMG-International’s certification scheme in Facilitation skills. The scheme, which aims to teach candidates how to design, apply and use specific processes and tools in order to increase the success of programmes and projects, was launched at the Cabinet War Rooms – [...]

By | March 4th, 2013|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Seven performance management myths

According to Pietro Micheli, Warwick Business School, part of the University of Warwick, leaders and managers in both private and public organisations regard performance measurement and management systems as a key means to implement and communicate strategy, support decision making, align behaviours, and, ultimately, improve performance. Yet his research shows that they often encourage the [...]

By | December 15th, 2012|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Too many cooks…

The current crisis of confidence in UK management may have been fuelled by an over quota of 'technical specialists' filling managerial roles who lack the necessary leadership and management skills to keep staff engaged, according to a performance culture specialist from Q4 Solutions. Following the recent CBI report which revealed many employees had little confidence [...]

By | December 9th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , |0 Comments

Spreadsheet jockeys ride to victory again

According to a recent report by ace consultants, auditors and accountants, PwC, finance departments continue to devote almost 60% of their time to gathering data as opposed to analysing it.   Comment: Such findings may appear crazy to you or me but accountants – and therefore finance departments – rule the business world. What they [...]

By | November 13th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , |0 Comments

ELIG hits out at cost-cutting

At its 2009 Annual General Meeting in Lausanne, the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG) formally endorsed the view that cost-cutting by itself was not a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis and that innovation was required now more than ever.   “With new ICT enabled tools we can tap the brainpower of knowledge [...]

By | November 4th, 2009|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments