20 Nov 2021

The power of a crisis The global pandemic has created turmoil for many organisations. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most challenging periods in recent history. But it also presents an opportunity – crises can actually be valuable.  “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said…

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27 Oct 2021

‘All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.’ – William James, 1892 Our habits are fascinating. Even more so, when times are uncertain and ever-changing.  In the Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg defines habits as: “The choices that all of us deliberately…

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03 Aug 2021

When you think of sales or selling, what’s the first word that comes to mind? Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human, surveyed a bunch of people to find out. And the emotional response was overwhelmingly negative. Words like ‘pushy’, ‘smarmy’, ‘aggressive’, ‘ugh’ and ‘yuck’ featured heavily. This…

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10 May 2021

“Investment in course design can add up to a great deal of time.” – Elaine Biech, ‘The Art and Science of Training’ Many designers of training content might, on occasion, grumble about two things: Designing training content takes a lot of time Other people don’t always appreciate how or…

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19 Apr 2021

There’s always a need for training. Because there’s always a need for employees to be learning new skills or information. The quality of  your training content is critical – it needs to be relevant, effective and engaging. But it’s the quality (and qualities) of the trainer that can make…

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24 Mar 2021

An understanding of personality can mark the beginning of behaviour change. But, with multiple tests and questionnaires out there, it can be confusing to know which personality model to pick. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is popular. Yet many experts in the field of personality psychology remain baffled as…

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16 Jan 2021

“To truly facilitate learning for others, trainers must understand their learners.” – Elaine Biech, The Art & Science of Training When it comes to training, having a firm grasp of the subject matter is essential. But you can’t effectively impart knowledge without understanding who your learners are and what…

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10 Dec 2020

This month we launched a ‘A Valuable Force’. This seven-hour training course is part of our Driving Force CPC programme for bus drivers – a unique and engaging series of five driver CPC courses which tackle the issues that shape the customer and the driver experience. We delivered the…

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08 Aug 2020

Few things are more critical to an organisation’s success than having an engaged workforce. – Harvard Business Review, Nov 2018 When employees are engaged, they are enthusiastic, energetic and motivated. The result? Higher levels of job performance, creativity, loyalty and productivity; greater revenues and profits for organisations; higher levels…

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07 Feb 2020

We’ve been inspired by a recent conversation with Roy A. Barnes, Customer Experience guru from Blue Space Consulting. His book Customer Experience 365 shares 365 nuggets of wisdom for delivering better customer service; that’s one for each day of the year.  It’s all about consistency, according to Barnes. You need…

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