James Dillon

About James Dillon

James Dillon is Business Development Manager at Exponential Training and has over 5 years experience working with current and aspiring Managers, Coaches and Consultants. James works with both past and potential clients in order to help them find the right training & development solutions to meet their specific needs. You can contact James or connect through LinkedIn.

Latest Posts by James Dillon

Top Ten Tips for Building your LinkedIn Profile

James Dillon / 14th June, 2016

Following this weeks announcement that Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, we relook at our ten tips to improve your LinkedIn profile to help with career progression, lead generation, networking and getting noticed. LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most valuable professional network with 400+ million users worldwide in 2016. Over the past year, the company has launched a new version of its mobile app, enhanced the LinkedIn...

Congratulations Jon on Your Promotion to Management

James Dillon / 31st May, 2016

Recognising hard work alone was not enough for success and promotion, Jon Deards from Whitworth Bros. Ltd, decided he needed to achieve a Chartered Management Institute’s Management & Leadership qualification – he is now a member of the company’s senior management team. Advancing My Management Career Despite Jon’s extensive practical experience in the milling industry having joined Whitworth Bros. Ltd as a Shift Miller ten...

Exponential and Learning at Work Week

James Dillon / 19th May, 2016

In the spirit of this year’s Learning at Work theme, "CONNECT", the Exponential Team embraced the theme with lots of "CONNECTS". Here is a flavour of what we did this week and how we are looking to carry this on in the future. Learning at Work - CONNECT Connect and Share in Europe Exponential Training’s European Project Manager, Alexandra Johnson and Managing Director, John Moore CONNECTED with people in Athens. They connected and...

Leicester City – A Lesson in Leadership

James Dillon / 3rd May, 2016

Unless you have been asleep for the last week, you will know that our local football club, Leicester City, have been crowned Champions of the English Premier League. The success of Leicester City gives hope and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of smaller businesses that money and size is not everything. 'Semper eadem' is our city’s motto which is latin for "always the same", but following the achievements of our modest football club,...

Achilles Group Complete Multinational CMI Programme

James Dillon / 29th April, 2016

In the blog post, Is Management your Organisation’s ‘Achilles Heel’? I talked about the challenges facing growing global businesses and how one global business, the Achilles Group Limited, decided to invest in its management team to sustain its growth. Today, I want to congratulate the Achilles Managers on being awarded one of the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) professional qualifications. Achilles Group Limited With almost...

Top Marks for Triple Bottom-line Course

James Dillon / 22nd April, 2016

A team of specialist trainers and consultants trained by Exponential Training are busy working with wineries and vineyards in eight European countries as part of the Usewine Erasmus+ project. Their aim is quite simply – to help wine businesses to implement a sustainability strategy whilst impacting positively on performance and profits. Triple Bottom-line Training Course The triple bottom-line is a business model that encourages businesses...

9 Things Successful People Do on Fridays

James Dillon / 26th February, 2016

What do you do that sets you up for success? Over the years, I have tried all manner of time management and performance tools and techniques. The things successful people do are so simple that anyone can do them. 1) Set Yourself Up For Success on Friday Successful people set themselves up for success on Friday (or whenever the end of the working week is). Before leaving the office and settling into the weekend, my Managing Director, John...

Apprentice to Professional Manager

James Dillon / 1st February, 2016

Even before the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) launched its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships Latvian born Jevjenija recognised the value of apprenticeships and being recognised as a professional manager. Stepping up to the Challenge Jevjenija Uljanenoka, known as Jane, was offered an apprenticeship by a charity, Break the Cycle, working with people with drug and alcohol dependency issues. It was not long after completing her...

Make a Difference on Blue Monday

James Dillon / 18th January, 2016

Whether you believe in it or not, today is supposedly 'Blue Monday' and comes at a time when people might need a bit of cheering up! Blue Monday is the day we are supposed to feel more unhappy than at any other time of the year. Blue Monday According to "research", Blue Monday occurs on the 3rd Monday of January each year and for 2016, that is today. Some say it is the second Monday, or the fourth Monday really it makes no difference....

Linda is Now a Leader in Business

James Dillon / 20th December, 2015

Without going to university, Linda has become a Chartered Manager and holder of multiple management and leadership qualifications in less than three years. Her achievements set her apart from over 80 per cent of UK managers. Linda – the Chartered Manager! Linda Poyser CMgr, is one determined and ambitious manager. Linda has over fifteen years’ experience and now works in Audit Compliance for Wakefield Adult and Community Education...