Category Archives: Development

Book Review: Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin – an important book, particularly for salespeople

This is a book that has been around for a while and has picked up some very good reviews. We agree, this is an excellent, thought provoking read, and deserves a higher profile. Talent not being a major part of somebody’s performance make-up seems counter-intuitive. Naturally talented is a phrase we might all use about… Read More »

Natural Born Leaders

Are leaders born or made? This is a really boring question, like the nature/nurture debate.  Boring, because it’s obviously both, in both cases.  That “making” doesn’t start or end the moment people join your organisation either.  The much more interesting question around Leadership is why isn’t more attention given to it as part of organisations’… Read More »

Transformational Leadership – Unlocking Leadership Potential Across Your Organisation

Organisations are now in a permanently turbulent change state, the days of the status quo are over. Transformational leadership is the most effective response; it effectively positions you for the future and increases your capacity to deal with the challenges of today. Unfortunately, many organisations are still over-managed and under-led, with no real process for… Read More »

Working Around The Problem

Many organisations offer management training programmes to their employees; some offer management development programmes, sometimes there’s a difference beyond the name. The key determinant of their effectiveness is whether managers are doing a better job. Employees are often the best judge of this, and where employment levels are high they may vote with their feet.… Read More »

E-Learning

Many organisations are struggling to enable real learning (not just training) amongst a diverse population of employees in a way that is accessible, engaging, effective and aligned. Meanwhile self directed employees are becoming more demanding and are taking charge of their own development at a rate that many learning and development functions cannot keep pace… Read More »

Outstanding Performance

The British Cycling Team put in a spectacular performance at this year’s World Track Championships. The medal haul included seven golds, three of them for Vicky Pendleton. Meanwhile Nicole Cooke looks to be laying the groundwork for another World Cup win. Britain’s cyclists are outstanding (and proficient). Meanwhile the British teams seem to be doing… Read More »