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

Too Busy Fire Fighting for Training?

James Dillon / 4th February, 2015

I often talk to managers who spend their days ‘putting out fires’ and going from ‘one crisis to another’ claiming that they do not have time for training. How refreshing it is then to work with managers from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service who really do put out fires and still have time for personal development. Like most public sector organisations, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) is undergoing a transformation, driven...

Ground Breaking Performance and Assessment Model

James Dillon / 9th December, 2014

Congratulations to Yuhan Fan based in Shandong Province, China. Yuhan recently completed the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, with the help and support of Exponential Training, in record time. Commitment and dedication to the programme saw Yuhan complete the qualification in just 7.4 weeks! Yuhan said,  "I desperately needed the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership so that I could apply for a pre-masters degree,...

The Staff Appraisal is Dead

James Dillon / 21st August, 2014

Oh, no it is that time of year again! Appraisals are due and HR is already chasing you. What is the point of an appraisal when you see, speak to and manage the people in your team every day?  I have heard a rumour that the appraisal is now dead! The old idea of an annual appraisal that goes through the motions is most definitely dead. You know the ones where the appraisal meeting that is squeezed in at the last minute or the one where nothing...

Grow Your Business with Exponential & The GrowthAccelerator

James Dillon / 1st August, 2014

Sometimes, we all need a little help and Exponential Training is no exception. GrowthAccelerator Coach, Tom Conway has just started working with us to help shape the next five year growth plan. Why does Exponential need a Growth Coach? Yes, it is true that Exponential has trained over 500 business growth coaches worldwide. However, just like everyone else who manages a business, we value being able to tap into someone with expert knowledge...

Become a Chartered Manager (CMgr)

James Dillon / 31st July, 2014

From next month, Exponential will be one of a very small number of Approved Chartered Manager Centres appointed by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to support managers to become a Chartered Manager. If you have completed or are working towards a Diploma qualification at Level 5 or 7, you will have the opportunity to become a Chartered Manager. Being a Chartered Manager is recognition that you are a consistent high performer, that you...

From Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to LEXSHA

James Dillon / 10th July, 2014

The great Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato & his student Aristotle formulated ideas about how the world worked creating new knowledge, insight & understanding. Now LEXSHA aims to carry this forward into the 21st Century. I have just returned from the latest European LEXSHA project partner meeting in Athens. The Parthenon provided an inspirational backdrop to the meeting which made me think “What would Aristotle think about...

Are You Ready For a Stressful Time?

James Dillon / 12th May, 2014

According to Jerome Valcke, FIFA secretary general, Brazil isn't. The first game of the tournament is a month today and with stadiums still to be completed, people protesting on the streets at the cost of staging the World Cup, Brazil is bracing itself for a stressful six weeks. But my question was, ‘are you ready?’ Having celebrated the success of Leicester City Football Club, our new local English Premier League team, I know the...

Exponential Embraces Swanstaff Values

James Dillon / 25th March, 2014

Believe that nothing is impossible; Treat all with respect; Exceed expectation;  Create opportunities – these are the company values of one of Exponential Training’s newest clients, Swanstaff Recruitment. On receiving an enquiry from Swanstaff Recruitment for the delivery of a management development programme, I started to research them and was immediately struck by their company values. The values are simple, practical and...

Is Management your Organisation’s ‘Achilles Heel’?

James Dillon / 2nd January, 2014

Did you know that poorly managed supply chains leave organisations vulnerable to significant weaknesses in their supply chain network, resulting in increased risks, costs and time spent on procurement activities? Whilst growth and especially global growth is the ambition of many businesses, it comes at a heavy price. Growth and globalisation result in more complex supply chains and expose the organisation, its management teams and...

Online Business and Social Networking

James Dillon / 20th December, 2013

Would you agree that the connections you and your business make are important? So how do you network and how effective is your networking? Of course the traditional way of meeting new network contacts and building networking relationships has been attendance at meetings, events and conferences. However, today there are many more options including online business and social networking. At Exponential, we use a mix of online networking tools...