John Moore

About John Moore

John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.

Latest Posts by John Moore

The Secret of Effective Management Development

John Moore / 29th October, 2015

Why is it that so much management training produces disappointing results? Is it poor planning? Poor resources? Ineffective trainers? Unsupportive organisational culture? Or is it a lack of sufficient investment in training? It could be, but more often than not it is because we forget the basics. The Basics of Management Development All management training is about behaviours, change and performance. If you accept that organisational and...

What Does a Growing SME Look Like?

John Moore / 15th October, 2015

Growth ready and actual high growth SMEs tend to have a coherent strategy, resources aligned with the strategy and supportive infrastructures - at least they do in an ideal world. The Reality of SME Growth The reality for most SMEs aspiring to grow is one where the owners, managers and team members are over worked and stressed. Most have a weak cash flow with increasing working capital requirements. The majority find their resources and...

Wine & Sustainability – Who Cares?

John Moore / 12th October, 2015

Is it just trendy to talk about sustainability in the wine sector or is it time that European wine producers and industry-related stakeholders fully embrace it? The business case is becoming very clear as the wine market becomes increasingly competitive. Consumers are becoming more interested in not just the cost and the taste of the wine: they want to know about how it was produced, the wine producer’s heritage and if sustainable practices...

No Business Case for Management Training?

John Moore / 17th September, 2015

Unless you have a clear business case for your proposed management training, I am sorry to say that you are probably wasting a lot of valuable time, money and resources. In these circumstances, doing nothing is often better than doing something without knowing why you are doing it. Start with the End in Mind I cannot claim ownership of this great quote (it was said by the late Stephen Covey), but it makes so much sense to me. Before starting...

Triple Bottom-line Results Published

John Moore / 14th September, 2015

After months of planning, data collection, number crunching and analysis, the results of the first ever UseWine Triple Bottom-line study are in. I recently returned from a European Project Meeting in Romania last week hosted by Soros Educational Center Foundation. Although not a drop of wine has passed my lips, I do feel a little punch-drunk as the first phase of the UseWine benchmarking project comes to an end and the data has been...

Getting the Most Out of Performance Appraisals

John Moore / 8th September, 2015

Do you remember the first appraisal you had? I do. It was done to me rather than with me. Unfortunately, this is many people’s experience of performance appraisals. Yesterday, as I sat by the bedside of my father who is in hospital, I listened in to a conversation at the nurses’ station between the ward sister and one of her nurses. They were discussing his upcoming appraisal. He wanted to know what preparation he needed to do before they...

Top Tips for Successful Recruitment

John Moore / 2nd September, 2015

Following the news that Exponential Training has been awarded two new Erasmus+ projects (Fit4Business Growth and Project IPEC) and knowing that additional resources would be required to deliver the projects, the Exponential Team set about preparing our recruitment plan. Top 10 Tips for Successful Recruitment Here is our approach and some of our top tips for successful recruitment: Top Tip 1: Take it Seriously Getting the right person means...

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

John Moore / 26th August, 2015

Seeing as today is National Dog Day I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Millie. Millie is an RSPCA rescue dog and is now the newest member of the Exponential Training team. She arrives for work between 8.00-9.00 am every day and leaves on the dot of five o’clock – she is what you might call the Company 'watch dog'. Like all Exponential Training team members she has received lots of training. Millie graduated with...

Demystifying Mentoring

John Moore / 25th August, 2015

When you think of mentoring, what picture do you conjure up in your mind? Many people think of a picture of a mature executive providing guidance and support to a young, inexperienced person at the early stages of their career. Whilst this more traditional image of the mentor-mentee relationship is not necessarily a thing of the past, it is a model that is rapidly becoming dated and replaced with new models. Let me share with you some of my...

Top Tips for Trainers

John Moore / 13th August, 2015

Why should people give up their time and pay attention to you? Simple, you add value and they need to know and experience this. Avoid some of the ‘groan moments’ when delivering your training by using some of my top ten trainer tips. 10 Top Tips for Trainers 1. Keep to time Waiting for late comers is disrespectful to those who chose to arrive on time. If one person arrives 15 minutes late and you have 10 people who arrived on time, you...