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Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

How To Specifically Express Appreciation For A Good Job

Praise and recognition have often been stated as a key motivational practice for many people. Why? Because being recognised for doing a good job strokes our ego, builds on our self-esteem, creates goodwill between the two people, develops self-worth and makes our self-confidence do a…

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How To Be Part Of The Solution, Not The Problem

You’ve no doubt heard the expression that we should be part of the solution, not the problem. And I’m sure we all agree that would be the best way to work. The question is…how? (more…)

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Understanding The Apprentice Journey

The apprenticeship journey starts with you understanding the requirements and elements of an apprenticeship standard. Apprenticeship Standard Each apprenticeship standard is made up of knowledge, skills and behaviours. The Knowledge during the apprenticeship you will acquire the facts, information, theory and technical information of the…

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The Importance Of Functional Skills

  Navigating the world of work with confidence hinges on a solid grasp of Functional Skills Maths and English, the cornerstone of all apprenticeship programmes. They arm apprentices with the crucial toolkit to excel, ensuring numeracy and literacy become second nature. However, within apprenticeships, the…

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How To Boost Morale, Self-Esteem & Confidence In A Team Member

Why was management invented? That seems a strange question, doesn’t it? Surely management isn’t an invention!  Surely it developed in response to industrial needs and was built over a period of time! (more…)

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Inside The Mind Of Richard Branson & What We Can Learn From It

What makes us who we are? Naturally, it’s a mixture of our genetic makeup and our nurtured experiences. Some of our responses are based on our genes, but many of them are learned as we go along in life, conditioned in the main by who…

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How To Measure Your Return On Talent

When asked to discuss the parameters managers use to assess their own and their department’s performance, the term ROI is often mentioned. While the returns on investment are critical to the success of any department, there is another measurement we sometimes fail to take into…

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Easy Ways Of Tapping Into The Potential Of Your Team Members

On some of our courses, we often ask managers ‘How many of you have got people in your team who have the potential to produce better work than they are showing at the moment?’ Normally, every hand goes up. (more…)

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400 Coaching Questions For Managers

Nothing develops your staff more effectively and longer lasting than coaching. Coaching is a process. It is a process to help facilitate the transition from where you are now to where you want to be. (more…)

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How To Move Your Team From Co-Operation To Collaboration

There are many examples of teams who have co-operated on tasks to accomplish goals. And co-operation has proved to be beneficial in many respects to achieve what couldn’t be achieved individually. (more…)

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Why Is Your Company Culture So Important & How Can You Build It?

Company culture is one of those ethereal things that sometimes gets mentioned and then dropped as a topic because it’s too big or too vague. And we can’t do much to influence it, so why spend time on it. (more…)

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5 Ways To Get Your Team To Live Your Values

Here, we are referring to your Company values, also known as corporate values or core values. These are the “fundamental beliefs upon which your business and its behaviour are based. They are the guiding principles that your business uses to manage its internal affairs as…

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