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Triple Bottom-line Makes a Difference

John Moore / 15th May, 2017

An evaluation of the impact of implementing the Usewine Triple Bottom-line model (TBL) in the wine sector has shown the Erasmus+ funded project is making a difference on each of the three TBL pillars. Benchmarking Wine Enterprises Over the past two years, Exponential Training, along with seven partners throughout Europe, have been developing and implementing a new business tool with small and medium enterprises within the wine sector. In...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

John Moore / 3rd May, 2017

On Thursday 22 June, Exponential Training is holding a FREE half day conference for employers, business coaches and advisors interested in ‘Growing Through Challenging Times’. The conference is part of a two-year Erasmus+ business project sponsored by the European Commission called Fit4BusinessGrowth. The project, managed by Exponential Training and delivered with partners in Bulgaria, Croatia, Austria and France provides a set of...

Getting Ready for BREXIT

John Moore / 5th April, 2017

With BREXIT looming, increasing skills shortages and growing concerns over UK productivity, many UK bosses are already looking to take control before concerns turn into a crisis. One of the answers might be a new initiative called Fit4BusinessGrowth. UK Productivity is a Problem Chief Economist and Executive Director of monetary analysis and statistics at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, said “Productivity growth has consistently...

Fit4BusinessGrowth Leadership Practices

John Moore / 21st March, 2017

There are six important evidence-based practices that high performance managers and leaders use that sets them apart from other managers according to Fit4BusinessGrowth Project Manager, John Moore. Evidence-based Management and Leadership 'Evidence-based' is a term that was originally coined in the 1990s in the field of medicine, but today it's principles extend across many disciplines and sectors, including business and...

7 Steps to Increasing Employee Engagement

John Moore / 13th February, 2017

One of the BIGGEST challenges facing UK businesses today is employee engagement – it has now become one of, if not, the top issue for many managers and business owners. But what does employee engagement even mean? Yes, employee engagement is another one of the current ‘buzz words’ in business, but arriving at a precise and a practical definition of it is difficult. I like to think of employee engagement simply as being about ‘people who...

Performance = Speaking Plain English

John Moore / 2nd January, 2017

Buzzwords, jargon, ‘hip’ phrases and ‘cool things to say’ have long been part and parcel of the world of work. However, we are suffering from an epidemic of pointless and annoying buzz words and phrases. Here are some of my ‘pet hates’ – if you ‘get my drift’! My Top 10 Annoying Buzz Words and Phrases #1: Let’s hit the ground running Yes, this phrase conveys a sense of urgency and action, but why not just say,...

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – Chartered Manager

John Moore / 14th December, 2016

From January 2017, anyone registering for a Level 5 or 7 Diploma in management and leadership, professional consulting or coaching and mentoring will automatically be assessed to gain recognition as a Chartered Manager.   Get the additional recognition   Exponential is always looking for ways to add value for our customers. Throughout 2016, more and more managers, coaches and consultants asked Exponential Training about...

Millennials Killing Their Bosses

John Moore / 13th December, 2016

I-GEN or to give it its full title “Interwork between Generation Z and Employers” is bridging the gap between employers and young people. Jumping from education straight into the world of work is a daunting prospect for many young people. Equally, the experience of employing a young person can be a shock to many smaller business – I-Gen bridges the divide. Challenges Facing Businesses Today Businesses throughout Europe are having to...

Usewine – A Toast to the New Year!

John Moore / 1st December, 2016

Business traditionally focuses on the bottom-line meaning profits. The Usewine project is about the triple bottom-line: PROFITS, PEOPLE and PLANET. How well is your organisation doing on its triple bottom-line? What is the Usewine Triple Bottom-line? The phrase “the triple bottom line” was first coined by John Elkington, the founder of a British consultancy called SustainAbility. He proposed that companies should be preparing three...

TeamMate360

John Moore / 25th November, 2016

TeamMate360 will provide a complete 360-degree assessment of the team performance. TeamMate360 will help to transform the way managers and companies manage and support virtual or remote teams. What is TeamMate 360 About? TeamMate 360 will build on the success of two previous and highly successful programmes – Perspectives 360 and a training programme called Improving Team Performance. The TeamMate360 assessment platform will enable...