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Which Manager is the Better Leader?

James Dillon / 18th December, 2015

One has won many awards and managed a world class organisation packed with some of the most talented professionals within their industry. The other manager has a wealth of experience but is working with inexperienced team members who are incentivised by the prospect of a pizza if they perform well. Who am I talking about? Of course, I am talking about José Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri. After Chelsea’s decision to sack Mourinho, speculation...

Ten Step Guide to Effective Training

John Moore / 12th December, 2015

The starting point for any training course, management development programme or even one-to-one coaching session must always be: "What are we trying to achieve?" The Ten Step Guide to Effective Training provides a simple, results-focused way to design your training. How to Get Outstanding Results I have worked with thousands of training managers, coaches, consultants and organisations who start with their solution without first answering the...

Top Tips for a Career Change: 6 Killer Questions

John Moore / 2nd December, 2015

You do not have to be stuck in a rut, dreading each day of work or feeling over worked and under-appreciated to consider a career move. It could be the right time for you to take stock and think about your next move, but don’t do anything until you check out my six killer questions before you make a decision that will change your life. New Job or Go It Alone? This is exactly where I was in 1998 when I had to decide to ‘go it alone’ or...

Is VET Fit for the 21st Century Solopreneur?

John Moore / 30th November, 2015

I have had a HUGE response from the presentation I delivered at the LEXSHA European conference, in Bordeaux, last week. I spoke about the use and relevance of Digital Approaches to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in relation to solopreneurs. History shows us that we as human beings have communicated and educated people in a way that technology supports and enhances. Egyptians used hieroglyphics, making use of images and symbols to...

Siobhan Wins European LEXSHA Award

Alexandra Johnson / 25th November, 2015

WOW! Last week, I went to my first European Erasmus+ Conference to represent Exponential Training at the LEXSHA International Conference where UK entrepreneur Siobhan won the first ever LEXSHA Award. The LEXSHA Awards The first ever LEXSHA Awards were held during the inaugural European LEXSHA Conference held in Bordeaux. The conference was inspiring and showcased the success of the LEXSHA project. Siobhan James-Lynn from Business...

7 Things You Should Never Do When Planning Management Training

John Moore / 24th November, 2015

I find there is a lot of advice telling you how to organise and run training courses, but not so much about what NOT to do. Here is my list of the things not to do - unless that is you want to negatively impact the effectiveness of your management training. 1. Don’t Book Mondays or Fridays Managers are extra busy on these days. Avoid them for management training, otherwise you can expect lots of moans and groans and messages saying...

Consultant Jan Bridgwater: An Inspiration and Success

James Dillon / 16th November, 2015

To say that working as a Management Consultant can be both challenging and lonely at times is an understatement. They are some of the reasons why Jan chose Exponential Training to hone her skills and performance. Jan Who? Like thousands of others, Jan Bridgwater was made redundant in the middle of the financial downturn. With a strong background in procurement within the car industry, Jan decided to take the plunge and set up her own...

Introducing the ‘Triple Bottom-line Consultant’

Alexandra Johnson / 3rd November, 2015

The first group of business coaches and consultants have completed the Triple Bottom-line Training Programme as part of the UseWine Erasmus+ Project. Exponential Trainers, John Moore and Anne-Marie Daly, delivered the first UseWine Triple Bottom-line Training Course. The course attended by delegates from Cyprus, Austria, Poland, Spain and Romania provided a practical and 'hands-on' explanation of how to help small and medium-sized enterprises...

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...

LEXSHA Knowledge Sharing & Networking Event in Bordeaux

Alexandra Johnson / 20th October, 2015

Places are limited so booking early is advised for the final conference of the LEXSHA European Project, taking place at University of Bordeaux, France on 25th November 2015. The conference will showcase the two years of work and development on the LEXSHA (Learn, EXplore & Share) Project which has involved over 100 small businesses from eight different countries. The result is the development of an innovative international sharing and...