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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 […]

Adapting Training Design and Delivery for the Different Behaviours within the Social Styles Model There is not so much written about the use of the Social Styles model in training design and training delivery. OK, so there’s lots of stuff available to help you design your training using Honey and Mumford Learning Styles and personally […]

How to run Training Activities Running training activities is a key part of any learning event. This blog will provide you with a ten point checklist for running successful training activities. Why are we doing this? I recently attended a learning event as a learner, and the trainer was talking and then showed a video […]

Based on a real story about brainstorming I ran a session on creative techniques recently, and I facilitated a brainstorm on how to be the best time manager in the organisation. Some of the ideas were really wacky, and one person committed to a radical behavioural change in their daily time management practice as a […]

This is a guest blog by Wendy Dessler As technology advances, Human Resources professionals are inundated with a new responsibility that’s becoming more challenging than ever: maintaining a human workplace. To create a more human workplace, an organisation must bring their people together in a way that fosters creation and collaboration. What sounds like a […]

“Do not speak, unless it improves on silence.” Buddhist proverb I spoke with someone recently who told me how ashamed they feel of how they speak about their work colleagues. “I’ve actually become a very angry, bitter person at work. I didn’t realise it until recently. I feel I haven’t reached my true potential, and […]

This blog follows my last blog ‘A quick guide for Adult Learning for Trainers’, and is inspired by a discussion on the subject of elearning, with one of my peers – Andi Roberts. I saw a tweet by Andi stating he’d paid £180 for an elearning ‘course’ that was simply a PDF download. We had […]

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. […]