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What is Coaching? When people hear the word “Coach” or “Coaching” they usually think of sport. That can often cause confusion as many so called sports coaches are actually sports trainers. So people can see coaching as training people with skills to make them better at doing something – which would be an incorrect definition. […]

Develop your Networking Skills We meet a lot of people who say they don’t network with others, or “hate” that aspect of their job. The crazy thing is that we all network with others and we all have basic networking skills. If we just change the words from “networking” to “talking to people”, maybe that […]

Is There A Conflict Between Coaching and HR? By Annette Miller (Annette is an HR professional who recently completed her Certificate in Coaching with The Development Company) Introduction It would be a natural assumption to think that most of the qualities that an HR business partner learns and uses every day would easily lend themselves […]

Management strategies need to be refocused. Technology is everywhere, and it’s undoubtedly reshaped our day-to-day lives. The past two decades have shown how technology has rapidly taken over the world—so much so, that World Finance reported that all of the fastest-growing industries in the world are either reliant or closely related to technology. Advances in modern technology […]

Guest blogger, Karen Chamberlain, explains how you can become even more awesome than you already are! As a self-employed business owner for over 7 years, I recognise it’s important to stay focused, positive, resilient and to be self-motivated. My ability to do this, and to do this well most of the time, strengthens over time; […]

Guest blogger, JenVB, explores here the role of elearning as part of your organisational learning strategy. Now that so much information is available online, creating interactive knowledge based online courses is much more cost and time effective than paying people to travel to a fixed location and then listen to a presenter read out Powerpoint […]

Our 25th Birthday Blogs It is our 25th birthday and we are looking back to 1994 when The Development Company Limited first set up, to see what has changed in the world of training over the last 25 years. In this blog I shall compare training delivery in 1994 and 2019. Course Length In 1994, […]

The Development Company Limited is 25 years old now. A quarter of a century old! It is a long time since we first started so I decided to take a little look at how we had to do things “back in the day”. Life in Black and White? We are not going back quite that […]

The 5 Best Tools For Making 2019 Your Most Productive Year Yet Most people fail to realise just how hard it can be to manage a growing small business. As your business grows, hiring more employees will become essential. Failing to increase the size of your team will usually lead to problems with current employees […]