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My Mantra – how I self-talk my way to success

11/04/2019

A mantra is a short saying or ‘affirmation’ that we say to ourselves to help remove negative thoughts or self-limiting beliefs, and replace them with something more positive. I have had some very different and distinct mantras at different times of my life, and each has had a powerful role to play.

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The business case for using video in learning

19/03/2019

A summary of a live 'twitter-chat' hosted by @LnDConnect on the use of video for learning solutions, featuring the video shared by Talentstorm Director Rachel Broome.

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The changing nature of leading teams

19/12/2018

Team-leaders are at the coal-face of modern organisations, and as such, need their axes to be always sharp. This blog looks at the challenges they face, and the approaches that will help them.

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Mentoring: a formal arrangement or an informal conversation?

4/12/2018

While formal mentoring schemes have been shown to deliver great results, quite often we can benefit greatly from those ‘informal’ mentoring conversations. Here are our top tips on how to maximise informal mentoring opportunities.

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Why everybody needs a coach

4/12/2018

Taking ownership of our own learning is critical if we want to be prepared for the future. But a frenzied consumption of learning content may get us nowhere. Coaching can help individuals solve problems, see the bigger picture and set and achieve personal learning goals.

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How to Pitch like a pro

4/12/2018

Trying to gain buy-in and approval for a work-based project, or even more importantly, to secure funding so that project can see the light of day is no easy task. We’ve pulled together key tips from the sales sphere to help you ‘pitch’ your project or proposal to get the outcome you want.

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How to get line managers on board with feedback

30/11/2018

Managers are so overwhelmed with demands that having regular feedback conversations with employees can be hard to fit in. Roly Walter from performance management software company Appraisd looks at how organisations can provide more support to managers.

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From equality to diversity to inclusion: the shifting emphasis of progress

24/10/2018

Definitions of the terms equality, diversity and inclusion and how having clarity on their meaning can help organisations map progress.

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Why teams and leaders need a different approach to resilience

19/09/2018

Resilience is a hot topic, but leaders and teams need a different approach than just addressing personal resilience. This blogs outlines why this is, and how the Resilience at Work (R@W) framework and tools can support leaders and teams to create resilient organisations.

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What L&D and Communications can learn from each other…

10/08/2018

L&D and Communications teams have common foundations and complimentary skills. Here are our four tips for successful partnership working between the two functions.

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What modern learning means to the smaller business

4/07/2018

How the four key themes of modern learning strategy (strategy, skills, content and culture) stack up for the smaller organisation...

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The hidden benefits of an internal coaching programme

3/05/2018

Making coaching available to all employees in a business has multiple benefits, but many of these are hidden from the wider view.

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Tips for implementing an internal coaching programme

23/04/2018

If you truly want a learning organisation then there is no better way than by making coaching available to all employees, regardless of rank. Here we run through our tips for implementing a coaching programme.

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The truth about ditching the annual appraisal…

10/04/2018

Getting rid of an annual appraisal doesn't mean something is taken away. Find out how to strengthen your one to one process and include elements of the traditional appraisal instead.

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How to maximize your personal learning

23/03/2018

Rachel shares her reflections and tips on maximizing personal learning

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Managing stakeholders made simple

23/02/2018

Drawing from her experience of implementing projects that affect all people across an organisation, Rachel shares her top tips for managing stakeholders.

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70:20:10 and the role of the Learning Practitioner

8/02/2018

A chance encounter with Professor Charles Jennings allowed Talentstorm Director Rachel Broome a deeper insight into this hotly debated model...

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4 tips for creating objectives you can achieve

23/01/2018

Struggling to keep up with those New Years resolutions? Read our guest blog from The Appraisd Team.

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Digital learning content – why less is more

18/12/2017

Top tips on how to create meaningful digital learning content

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Why Blogging is Good for Business

18/12/2017

My take on how blogging can help both personally and professionally

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What is blended learning anyway?

18/12/2017

A rundown on how workplace training is changing and what makes up the new label of 'blended' learning

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