I wish I had a pound for every job description I’ve seen which stated that the person filling the role must have “excellent presentation skills”.Read More
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Nigel Walpole Are interpersonal skills something you can learn?
Given they are so important, perhaps the key question for Learning and Development professionals is: are interpersonal skills something that can be learned?Read More
Nigel Walpole Top tips for facilitating successful agile meetings
It is all too easy for busy agile workers to neglect meetings and, as many organisations have learned, this can damage innovation, communication, engagement and trust – and that is serious damage.Read More
Nigel Walpole A sixth sense for managers?
Managers often say they need a sixth sense when it comes to managing people; some describe it as emotional intelligence, some describe it as ‘gut feel’. It’s certainly intangible and it can be elusive, but perhaps here is the answer.Read More
Nigel Walpole Is eLearning right for your blended programme?
Selecting the right elements of your blended programme is critical to its success, but we’re hearing the question “Is eLearning right for my blended learning programme?”.Read More
Nigel Walpole Managing performance in an agile working environment
There are many struggles of managing performance in an agile working environment. We offer some top tips on how to make it work, regardless of location.Read More
Nigel Walpole Do’s and Don’ts of keeping in touch during absence
Keeping in contact is a key factor in helping an absent member of staff return after long-term absence. This can be a complex topic as every situation is different.Read More
Nigel Walpole 10 key steps to effective absence management
As part of her wellbeing strategy, line managers still need help with absence management, which is one of the key focuses around our recent talk of mindfulness, given that an estimated 70 million working days lost to sickness absence due to mental illness in 2014.Read More
Nigel Walpole Will 2015’s best L&D practices carry over into 2016?
At this time of year, we have loads of discussions with fellow L&D professionals – customers, contacts and connections - and inevitably the conversation turns to ‘what do you expect to happen next year?’Read More
Nigel Walpole How 70:20:10 is the Viagra of learning
70:20:10 is a really interesting model for structuring learning within organisations to achieve improved performance. But the question to ask is, is there a lot of propaganda surrounding it, when the result is very little effect on performance?Read More