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Recently, I attended a slide-driven, passive ½ day training ‘workshop’ that was really a presentation. It amazes me just how many people confuse presenting with training. I’m not implying that presenting is a dry, slide-driven talking at, by making that comment. I think a lot of people are reasonable presenters – and presenting is often […]

Finance is often seen as a ‘black art’.  Many people don’t understand it, and feel uneasy with money.  It doesn’t help that accountants aren’t always the best communicators, and use lots of jargon.  I can say that, as I am an accountant! The simple truth is that finance training can help you make more money. […]

An External Perspective This is Ethan Vowle’s final blog at the end of his 7 week placement with us as part of his Tresham College Traineeship Programme. Ethan observed the delivery of a two day People Management Skills course to 5 people from four different organisations. These are his observations and thoughts. Ethan’s Final Blog […]

The Tresham Traineeship Programme This is Ethan’s third and final blog as he nears completion of his seven week work placement with us. On this page you will find links to two downloadable Ebooks which Ethan has created: Top Ten Tips for Getting the Most out of a Work Placement (This is for the placement […]

The Tresham Traineeship Programme This is the second blog by Ethan Vowles at the mid-point of his work placement with The Development Company. His first blog is entitled Tresham Trainee. For more information about the programme visit Tresham College using the link below. Ethan’s Halfway Blog I am currently just over half way through my work […]

The Tresham Traineeship Programme This is a blog by Ethan Vowles at the end of his first week of work placement with The Development Company. For more information about the programme visit Tresham College using the link below. Ethan’s Blog My name is Ethan Vowles, and for the past week, I have been working as […]

‘What are your main Managing People Problems?’ was the question we asked in a recent survey of business people. The results seem to suggest that Managers aren’t doing their job. Here are the results: Managers not managing poor performers (47%) Yes, this came in top, getting nearly half the votes. It seems Managers are not […]

What makes you happy? Happiness is something I’ve thought about a lot recently. I attended an Action for Happiness course, and we discussed being happy again during a recent retreat. If we can understand what truly makes us happy, we tend to be more resilient, more mindful, more adaptable, and more successful in life. I […]

Many of us feel uneasy when it comes down to financial matters.  If you are a Manager struggling to understand finance reporting, this may make that part of the management meeting when ‘Finance’ is on the agenda awkward for you.  Or maybe it’s a challenge to know what to do when you’re looking at our […]

Who makes sure you grow? Julie Cooper shares how Masterminding for trainers can help us grow. It’s a funny old job, being a trainer.  On the one hand, we’re around people a lot, but on the other it’s quite solitary. There is rarely a boss watching how I deliver. Delegates are not colleagues, they are […]