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?
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...
Webinars have become a popular way of delivering on-line learning. Here at Cranfield, for instance, our Networked Learning team have used webinars for many years to deliver web-based organisational learning for a wide range of corporate clients. Requiring no travel, and with minimal disruption to the workday, webinars cost-effectively connect participants, a client’s own subject matter experts, and Cranfield’s campus-based faculty, creating a customised on-line organisational learning event.
It is often presumed that the lack of women in senior positions is, at least in part, due to the lack of female role models. While role models are clearly important for women and men aspiring to leadership roles, just arguing for more role models for women is not going to be enough to increase the number of women in leadership roles. Instead we need to ensure that men (as well as women) become role models for gender equality and gender inclusive leadership.