Why leaders find their purpose on walkabout

By Jon Sykes

There are many practical reasons why we spend our working lives in offices, meeting and conference rooms, but it doesn’t mean it’s doing us any good.

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Learn to navigate key career transitions

By Paula Broadbent

I was chatting to a fellow runner recently, while on our regular 5km route, about my work in helping individuals switch jobs. They expressed the frustration they experience when their organisation changes their role from underneath them. This led me to think about transitions coaching being useful for individuals to navigate organisational change, not just those undertaking key career moves.

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5 ways in which your professional development benefits your team

By Cranfield School of Management

As an employee, when you consider undertaking learning and development, you’re most likely to be thinking about how that particular training course or new qualification is going to benefit you, whether that’s in terms of improved skills, enhanced knowledge or potentially a career boost.

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Can you have a career with soul?

By Scotty Johnson

Business success is a cycle that justifies itself. Having the skills and determination to deliver success is all that seems important on the way up. But when you reach the top as a CEO or entrepreneur, it can start to seem more like a trap - a bubble of habits and behaviours that’s holding you back.

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Can online study be as effective as face-to-face learning?

By Cranfield School of Management

Online learning – or distance learning as it is sometimes called – is becoming increasingly popular. Advances in technology are making it easier to access, and it has broad appeal with a modern workforce that values its flexibility.

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Developing Impactful Career Transitions: Launch Event Review

By Cranfield School of Management

In February 2019, we invited HR and L&D professionals responsible for investing in the development of their organisations' high potential employees to join us at Chelsea Football Club to explore Cranfield's new General Management portfolio, meet our tutors, and learn how to align the different development pathways with the specific needs and challenges embedded within their own organisational context. 

 

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First impressions of Cranfield's refreshed General Management portfolio

By Cranfield School of Management

February 2019 saw the launch event of Cranfield's refreshed General Management portfolio at Chelsea Football Club. 50 HR and L&D professionals came together to explore the new courses, meet the tutors, discuss how to invest in the development of their organisations' high potential employees and learn how to align the different development pathways with the specific needs and challenges embedded within their own organisational context. 

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Executive development: pleasure or pain?

By Cranfield School of Management

A previous company I worked for used an evaluation sheet which asked participants to grade elements of the development programmes from 1 to 10.

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Price vs value: is it all about the money in executive education?

By Cranfield School of Management

There is a saying that goes: “you get what you pay for”. I’ve been known to mutter it to myself on occasion, normally when quietly reproaching myself for not investing more cash in a particular area of my life to secure a better product or level of service. On the occasions those words leave my mouth, I’m certain that if I had paid more money at the outset, that particular product wouldn’t have broken or stopped working, or I’d have received a more professional level of customer service in...

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"It gave me the space to stop and think"

By Cranfield School of Management

In September 2018, we ran our first ever People Strategy Workshop. This three-day residential course is aimed at HR leaders and general managers, and aims to equip them with the knowledge and tools to create an effective people strategy for their business.

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