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A Coaching Model That Helps Your Team Take Responsibility

You’re sure to have come across different coaching models in the coaching skills training that you’ve attended in the past. They all help you to achieve goals with your team, and allow you to get more involvement from people in making decisions and solving problems.…

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How To Know What To Concentrate On As A Manager

Many managers face the dilemma at times of what to focus their valuable time on when it appears that everything is urgent, everything is important and nothing can be delegated to anyone else. This predicament can have many repercussions on managers’ time and effort, as…

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How To Create A Culture Of Accountability

Why is it so difficult to get my people to take full responsibility for results? This was a question one of my consultants faced when he was working with a client recently. (more…)

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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

It is part of the funding rules that all apprentices must complete initial assessments in English and maths. For some programmes, learners must also complete an initial assessment in ICT too. The reason for this is set out in the ESFA’s Apprenticeship Funding Rules: “English…

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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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20% Off The Job Training For Apprenticeships – A Statutory Requirement

As part of the Apprenticeship Programme each employer is required to give each apprentice a minimum of 20% of their total working hours for “off the job training”. What is the definition of ‘20% Off the Job Training’? 20% off the job training is defined…

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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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