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Jared’s First Step into Management

Anne-Marie Daly / 27th June, 2016

Imagine being able to combine something you are passionate about with your work. That is what Exponential Training graduate Jared Thornton achieved by combining his lifelong interest in history with a career in management. Part Time Job to Management Career To pay his way through University and to develop his expertise, Jared held down a part time job as a Museum Assistant at the Royal Armouries whilst working towards his BA in History and...

The Euros, Brexit and Vardy?

John Moore / 17th June, 2016

There are two major competitions being played out in Europe right now. There is the Euro 2016 football competition and then there is the EU BREXIT referendum. But why might Jamie Vardy be the key to both? Jamie Vardy – the key? There can be no doubt the EU debate is complex and most people have an opinion. Some say we need to leave and others say we must stay. Likewise, many (interested in our national football teams) have an opinion...

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...

16 Practices Used by High Growth Companies

Alexandra Johnson / 6th June, 2016

Imagine if you could get hold of a framework outlining the business practices adopted by High Growth Companies. Now you can! This is thanks to the new Fit4BusinessGrowth Model and coaching programme which is being launched next month in the UK and throughout Europe. Is Your Company Fit4BusinessGrowth? If you would like to find out if your business is Fit4BusinessGrowth (F4BG), why not complete the benchmarking assessment?  You will receive...

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...

6 Productivity Phrases That Make You Unproductive

John Moore / 11th May, 2016

Time management I am always looking at ways to increase my productivity. I realised several years ago some of the things I would say to myself were making me less productive rather than more productive. Here is my list of six things I no longer say or think. 1) "I will just quickly check my emails" No you won’t – it is impossible. Each email needs you to open it, read it and respond to it – even if it is only to delete it. At best, an email will...

Change Management with Ghosts

John Moore / 9th May, 2016

I am not crazy (HONEST), but I challenge you to try this simple technique to kick-starting a change that you want or need to make. All you need is an open mind, some quiet time and some imagination. What the 'Dickens'? Most of us are familiar with the classic Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. You know the story where Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by three ghosts – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. If you recall, the...

10 Ways to Work Smarter NOT Harder

John Moore / 6th May, 2016

It was Henry Ford who said "If you always do what you've always done, you’ll always get what you've always got.” Globally, millions of people are heeding his warning and changing how they work. Are you? New Ways of Working Whilst researching this topic, I came across some amazing statistics that illustrate what I mean. Did you know: Over 25% of the EU workforce is classed as 'e-nomads' (i.e. individuals who use telecommunications...

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,...