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The Dangers of Applying Big Data to Learning

Our uniqueness is our distinct advantage, not our limitation. We need to learn to appreciate it in ourselves and respect and encourage it in others. There is so much talk about big data that it’s easy to forget that big is only the sum of small. In business we refer to ‘big’ via aggregates, averages, and […]


Financial Literacy – Counting the Cost

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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Brexit – Joy for the Procrastinators

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 […]


Coach Leaders Prioritise People Development

Where are the Coach Leaders? “We live in a world in which change is the only constant.” The importance and impact of statements of this ilk diminish the more they are repeated. Eventually, they fail to command our attention; we hear the words, but they no longer direct our thoughts to the ramifications of what […]


Sponsoring Leaders – the absent partners in L&D until now!

An engineering company discovered the significance of the engagement of sponsoring leaders when it trialled a blended learning package with its managers. “For the learning to be properly embedded, the line manager needs to do so much more than just allow the time and space for the learning to take place,” reflected Kelly Langley, learning […]


The Learner Experience must never be compromised

This article appeared in Training Journal on 20th March 2017. The Need for Development Humans have a psychological need to develop and grow; it’s fundamental to our well-being and self-esteem. It’s important in both our personal and professional lives. We are born unique and with the capacity to do far more than we believe. If […]


Skype Coaching Pushes the Boundaries

This article appeared as a For vs. Against piece in HR Zone on 17th March 2017.  The counter position to Skype Coaching can be found on the HR Zone website here. Coaching is recognised as one of the most powerful developmental interventions in helping people to make sense of new learning. Its focus is not […]