Dr Toby Thompson recently wrote a blog “Points mean prizes” which piqued a lot of peoples’ interest.
When we are engaged – really engaged – and enjoying an activity, time flies and we actually get more done.
Good management strategy is key to any business—a lack of coherence has an insidious effect on a company’s longevity. But, in addition to an understanding of how to manage a company, strong leadership is a vital hinge in the growth apparatus of any successful firm.
I appreciate that some readers will not be old enough to remember life without a mobile phone. But for those of us who are, it is interesting to reflect on what happened when we went on a development programme for a couple of days. How did we keep in contact with the workplace so that things didn’t fall apart in our absence?
How do organisations develop their huge, often diverse, population of middle to senior managers? Remembering these 'forgotten people' can be the tipping-point to take an organisation on to greater success.
Learning Management Systems have become popular tools for supporting programmes of staff development and training inside organisations. Often associated with some form of e‑learning, Learning Management Systems help organisations to administer, document, track—and often deliver—training and development programmes.
Virtual Reality isn’t new. As far back as 1895, the Lumiére Brothers had early cinema-goers fleeing from their seats at the sight of an approaching locomotive threatening to burst from the screen. But does Virtual Reality have a role to play in executive education?
It’s no secret that executive development budgets are under pressure. Nor that executive educators and their corporate clients are turning to technology as a means of stretching those budgets further, through Learning Management Systems and similar advances.
A distinctive part of Executive Development is the need to look at mind-set rather than just skills. Einstein is famously quoted as having said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
Whilst we all can, and should, learn new skills right the way through our lives, when we reach positions of senior responsibility within an organisation, the manner in which we approach business challenges becomes increasingly important. Rather than the focus being on what...
“Half the money that I spend on advertising is wasted—the trouble is, I don’t know which half,” famously observed American department store magnate John Wanamaker, over a hundred years ago. Sadly, many corporate learning and development departments could today be forgiven for thinking the same about some of the executive development programmes in which they invest.