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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...

Listen Up All Managers and Coaches

John Moore / 14th April, 2016

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I can talk and talk and talk. It is not that I just like the sound of my own voice or that I choose to say something in 30 words when 10 would suffice. It’s more about the fact that I get too involved and excited about what I am speaking. And this is a word of caution for all coaches - usually less is more. Shhh – Just Listen! This is a poem that I have pinned on my noticeboard in front of my desk....

Time to Work Smarter NOT Harder

John Moore / 8th April, 2016

A recent survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with The Smith Institute reveals British employees are working longer hours without reaping the rewards of improved productivity. The Quality of Working Life In the report, The Quality of Working Life, research found that 68% of employees say they are working harder than two years ago, but less than half (49%) say they are being more productive in their work. According...

As Busy as a Bee: A Look at Performance Management

John Moore / 7th April, 2016

Once upon a time, there were two bee-keepers that each had a beehive. The bee-keepers worked for a company called Bees Inc. The Company’s customers loved its honey and wanted the business to produce more honey than it had the previous year. Bees Inc. As a result of the increase in demand, Bees Inc. wanted each bee-keeper to produce more honey at the same quality. With different ideas about how to do this, the bee-keepers designed...

Managing Bottlenecks and Hotspots

John Moore / 31st March, 2016

Every month, I run a LIVE Webinar called '3 Practical Tools That Will Transform Your Productivity & Improve Performance'. During the Webinar, I talk about three performance improvement tools, but the one I get asked most about is Bottlenecks and Hotspots. Great Leaders in Business Having worked with some truly great Leaders in Business, I have noticed that all Leaders in Business are adept at identifying and managing what I call...

The Key to Productivity – Who is to Blame?

John Moore / 22nd March, 2016

Key to Productivity Have you ever experienced that frustration of being under pressure to get results, but no matter how long and hard you work, you just do not seem to make much progress? Do you ever feel stressed because of it? Then I have some great questions for you to answer to improve your productivity. Who is to Blame? It is not because you have too many things to do, too few hours or an over demanding boss? You might think it is one of these, but the...

Exponential In Europe: Fit4BusinessGrowth

Alexandra Johnson / 21st March, 2016

Every year, Exponential Training works with Partners from across Europe as part of the Erasmus+ programme. This year, we are leading a project called Fit4BusinessGrowth (F4BG) and today, I am delighted to announce the release of the F4BG Model. Fit4BusinessGrowth The inspiration for the project came about when Exponential Training Director, John Moore, qualified as a Counsellor. "During my Master’s Degree, I studied ‘High Performance...

Time Management in 15 Minutes

John Moore / 10th March, 2016

Time management The one complaint I hear more than any other is, "I just don’t have enough time to get everything done". The problem is, not only do some people have the time, but they also achieve a lot more as well. How is this possible? “All Work & No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy” Two colleagues at a company where I used to work were sat complaining about how much of their time was wasted waiting because the three owners of the business always...

Multi-tasking is NOT the Key to Productivity

John Moore / 4th March, 2016

If anyone tells you how great they are at multi-tasking, you are probably talking to someone who is not productive. If you are reading this whilst doing something else you are selling yourself short. Here is the ‘Heads-up’ on Multi-tasking Imagine the scene, you are on the sofa watching an Agatha Christie murder movie with your partner. In your hand is your smart phone and you are scrolling through the latest up-dates on Facebook and...