December 12, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Measuring Management Competence

In the first blog Are Managers Born or Made, we drew the conclusion that managers need to be developed to excel in the ever more complex world in which we operate and when we develop managers, we suggested what the twelve core competencies that apply to managers should be. Measuring management competencies has benefits for individuals, line…

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December 3, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Are Managers Born or Made?

This question has been around forever but as the environment in which managers operate becomes increasingly more immediate and more complex the fact is only a small minority of managers’ are born with the skill set that an effective manager needs today. So the vast majority of today’s capable managers are made. Organisations are changing,…

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October 21, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Breaking new ground

You may have been wondering about the future of L&D as it’s a fascinating subject and a hot topic at the moment. I was looking forward to sharing thoughts and experiences around my own journey and hearing and discussing other peoples’ ideas. I was also excited by the prospect of being able to talk about the…

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July 27, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Celebrating Success

No-one likes a show off; a constant feed of “look at how good we are” blogs would turn most people off, including us. There is of course a fine line between self-promotion and self-indulgence; a balance between sharing things that add value for others and things that are seemingly shared for personal gain. The balance…

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April 10, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

Control, You Must Learn Control

“Control, you must learn control” – Master Yoda 1980; I remember those words still ringing in my ears when, in one moment, my emotions nearly cost me my career. To this day I thank my manager at the time for saving it (and me). I owe her so much as she was able to calm…

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March 27, 2012 | Posted in the Blog

The New World Kirkpatrick Model

When the Kirkpatrick Model was developed in 1954, its successful implementation saw the four levels widely accepted as an industry standard approach to training evaluation strategy. Fast-forward five plus decades, and the need to measure the success of learning interventions within organisations has not diminished. In fact, in the 21st century the need to demonstrate…

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