Unaccustomed As I Am

John Moore / 19th June, 2014

There are great speakers, memorable speakers and inspirational speakers. Of course there are the speakers we all dread – the boring speakers, the readers and the monotone speakers. You usually know what type of speaker they are going to be from their opening words. “Can you hear me?” some ask to which the answer in my head is, “I think I am going to wish I couldn't” because this is not a confident start. Worse still are the killer...

How Many Coaches are there in the World?

John Moore / 2nd April, 2012

According to a report published by the International Coach Federation (ICF) in partnership with Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) it is estimated that there are currently around 47,500 professional coaches worldwide. However, coaches are not evenly distributed across the world. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they are most highly concentrated in the so-called 'high-income' regions of North America, Western Europe and Oceania (primarily Australia and New...

70:20:10 Training Model

John Moore / 5th November, 2013

As long ago as 1996 Lombardo & Eichinger were talking about the ‘70:20:10’ model of learning and development. This model has many features in common with the 'Exponential-way'. The assumption is that generally people at work learn through a combination of on-the-job learning (70 percent), relationship based learning or learning from others (20 percent) and through formal, structured learning (10 percent). Lombardo & Eichinger’s...

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...

Online Business and Social Networking

James Dillon / 20th December, 2013

Would you agree that the connections you and your business make are important? So how do you network and how effective is your networking? Of course the traditional way of meeting new network contacts and building networking relationships has been attendance at meetings, events and conferences. However, today there are many more options including online business and social networking. At Exponential, we use a mix of online networking tools...

Does Management & Leadership Development Generate ROI?

John Moore / 12th April, 2012

Research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Reports that 43 per cent of Managers Consider their Line Manager to be Ineffective or Highly Ineffective. In contrast, high performing organisations, including High Growth Companies, report higher levels of line manager effectiveness. The CMI report, The Business Benefits of Management and Leadership Development claims that eighty per cent of managers in high performing organisations...

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...

Do You Have Crooked Thoughts?

John Moore / 5th March, 2013

Of course you do! This was one of the takeaways for a group of High Growth Coaches attending a professional development day sponsored by Business West. During the course, Exponential’s Managing Director, John Moore, invited coaches who are involved in the delivery of Coaching for Growth and the GrowthAccelerator to explore not only their own crooked thoughts, but the crooked thoughts that many of their client hold as well. Drawing from...

LEXSHA – Get Used to the Name

John Moore / 17th January, 2014

Following the success of the European project, Biz.Learn.Net, Exponential is a key partner in an exciting, follow-on project called LEXSHA. The acronym, ‘LEXSHA,’ is short for ‘Learning, EXploring and SHAring.  LEXSHA is all about helping and supporting owners of micro businesses to learn, develop and to grow their business. It is about entrepreneurs and business owners learning, exchanging and sharing knowledge with each other in a...

Wanted: Experienced, Loyal & Talented All Rounder

John Moore / 17th October, 2014

These words appeared in a job vacancy advertisement that lead to one of the best investment decisions in Exponential Training’s history. They appeared in a job advert for a Training Advisor over ten years ago. Who got the job? Recruitment and Selection Anne-Marie Daly was appointed on 18 October 2004. She had no experience of delivering and assessing qualifications, did not possess an assessor qualification, and had no experience of the...