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How do you rate your leadership development programme?

The success of a company’s future depends largely on recognising and developing the next generation of leaders.

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Engineering Experience

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70:20:10 A skills development pathway

Is there a ‘best way’ to help a workforce learn new skills that will make them more productive? An increasingly popular model being adopted in response to this challenge is the 70:20:10 approach. 70:20:10 is a conceptual model that is based on how people learn new skills. In the 1990s, researchers from the Centre of Creative Leadership began studying how people acquire new skills. Their …

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Overworked: quantity does not equate to quality

A 2008 survey by Harvard Business School found that 94% of professionals worked over 50 hours and almost half worked over 65 hours a week. But do the increasing hours spent in a working week correlate to increases in performance? In fact, performance often suffers in overworked individuals: fatigue, sleep deprivation and diminished cognitive ability can all be a result of overworking. Depression and anxiety …

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Open for Business?

The open plan office is a familiar scene in modern business; in fact up to 70% of offices now have an open plan design. The idea was first conceived in Hamburg, Germany in the late nineteen-fifties by two brothers working for an office–furniture company; the idea to increase communication and reduce the emphasis on status. The new layout began to spread, with American and European …

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A South African Odyssey

Kevin Lawrence and Mark Aspinall have recently returned from an inspirational experience in South Africa where they undertook a reconnaissance trip to KwaZulu Natal, a place with an incredibly rich heritage, outstanding natural beauty, and the home of our new Leadership Development Learning Expeditions. Following this trip we are able to offer completely bespoke leadership development safaris and learning corporate expeditions.  One of our core …

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The Power of Synergy in Leadership Training

Sociologist Randall Collins once stated that throughout history only three figures could be attributed to achieving their status and success independently, the most recent of which came in the 14th century. Everyone else, he stated, whether in business, arts or politics has been part of a group. Innovation is not attracted to groups, but innovation is found in groups. The long held view that you …

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