CEOs: the Loneliest Employees?

Let’s provide a shoulder to rely on and not a shoulder to cry on. Research by Robert Half UK suggests that 3 in 5 employees would like to be CEO, citing the challenge and responsibility as main motivators. Those less interested in the top job identified a poor work-life balance and significantly increased stress as […]

Training Your Employees to Train Others

  I recently delivered a ‘train the trainer’ course to a group of adults who had been chosen within their organisation to train others in the workplace.  All of the delegates for this particular session had masses of knowledge and experience in their job roles but most importantly they all had a passion to pass […]

The Impact of Fundraising and CSR on Employee Engagement

  Anni Hollings Learning & Development Manager I was recently running a management development day on Effective Leading of Teams. Several of the delegates were representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, not that I would normally disclose that information, but on this occasion it seems appropriate to share what they were very enthusiastically engaged in. […]

Why Training and Developing Employees Is Even More Important Than Ever Before

  Anni Hollings Learning & Development Manager Being obsolete and then unemployable is the biggest concern to today’s workers. Over one third of skills that are considered important today will no longer be relevant in 20 years’ time. According to the World Economic Forum there is a new ethos, especially among the younger generations, to […]

“Why should anyone be led by you?”

  Anni Hollings Learning & Development Manager I was at an event the other week when the topic for discussion turned to the question ‘Why should anyone be led by you?’ I thought I would listen to what people had to say before charging in on my favourite hobby-horse and provide an alternative, and for […]

The importance of recognising that different personalities have their own strengths

  Anni Hollings Learning & Development Manager – Strategi Solutions Group A couple of weeks ago I was facilitating a leadership development session when one participant said that top of his personal objectives list was to become an ‘extrovert’. I was immediately on high alert and queried what he meant by this. He explained that he […]