The Bank of England’s Chief Economist, Andy Haldane believes financial literacy should be built into the core curriculum early in secondary schools. Doing so will lead to more people being better prepared for the challenges of adult life and more confident when handling financial matters. However, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School […]
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The urgent need to democratise learning The never-ending debate around undergraduate tuition fees and vocational and technical training courses hits the headlines again. The PM, Theresa May is calling for “better value” from the former and “higher standards” for the latter. While this issue centres on the quality and cost of education for young people […]
An obsession with qualifications. Let’s face it, degrees are so commonplace nowadays that they’re no longer the differentiator they once were. Yes, they may confirm a certain level of academic achievement but they don’t make people work ready. Likewise the MBA. Once seen as the pinnacle of business qualification for ambitious high-fliers already in work, […]
Whilst no one wants to see commercial failure of any magnitude, they are the unintended, if not unexpected, consequences of doing business. We know there are no guarantees in life and business is no different. Without risk, there can be no reward. Risk is the size of your non-refundable investment! Warren Buffet says that, “Risk […]
Making no decision is worse than making a bad decision. So much has been spoken about Brexit and of its likely impact on business in the UK. Whilst business confidence remains muted about its impact, it appears many are awaiting greater clarity before committing to longer-term plans. Preserving the status quo is preferred by many […]
The Economics Editor at Sky News, Ed Conway, commented that encouraging more apprenticeships and technical qualifications and viewing these on a par with graduate qualifications is the key to improving the UK’s productivity woes. It’s a valid point, but it only serves to divert attention away from the underlying problem hampering productivity – leadership quality. […]
As a commercial expert, Rakhee has worked with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 brands in a sales and marketing capacity, or as a coach. She is passionate about helping individuals and businesses on thinking differently and growing as a result.
After many years working with recognised brands such as Virgin, GE Healthcare and Miele, Alex brings a wealth of experience to her coaching role. She has particular strength in bringing about behavioural and cultural change, embedding a customer experience strategy and employee engagement. Her roles have spanned both b2c and b2b segments.
Developing personal skills to foster leadership positions in engineering. In a profession like engineering – built on definitive right and wrong answers – it can be difficult to be told that you need to challenge the status quo, particularly when it comes to personal skills development. The technical skills and know-how that enable entry and […]
Learning & Development (L&D) falls into the discretionary spend category of a business. However, since L&D is a business critical investment in people, it should be a top priority in all SME’s For a business to be at its best, the people in the business need to be as good as they can be. Here […]