In the UK, it's the end of the first week of school closures. Suddenly everything is uncertain. Leaders, managers, employees, parents, teachers, children...everyone is facing up to a new normal and with that comes a deluge of questions as we all struggle to figure out how to continue learning - at whatever stage of our lives we are - when the offices, training departments and schools are closed. So Training Managers, L&D departments and trainers themselves are facing the question: how can we best support continuous development for the foreseeable future?
Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Great teams, Leadership, Learning Culture, Online Learning, Remote Working,
In the shadow of Covid-19, all around the world teams large and small are now having to deal with the challenges of virtual meetings as they continue to work from home. You may already engage in virtual meetings as part of your everyday workflow, but how to make them truly effective can be a bit of a challenge. Getting a clear understanding of how and why remote meetings work, and how to make them work for you, is really important.
Another busy week of writing, together with the additional posts for when I'm on holiday next week. Here’s a round-up of the best blog posts from The Extraordinary Training Company this week…
Posted in: Bite-Size Learning, Continuous development, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Great teams, Leadership, Productivity, Recruiting,
Lots of training companies say they are different, but how many really are? We started life in a farmhouse in a field in Perthshire; the result of our Founder's passion for all things training. We're an extraordinary team of people doing things that matter. We partner with clients and associates across the Central Belt of Scotland and beyond all so that you can be, do and get the extraordinary you need.
Posted in: Continuous development, Emotional Intelligence, Great teams, Leadership, Learning Culture,
Tags: coaching, leadership training, people development, personal growth, results focused, tailored courses, training,
If you're one of the many businesses taking on new employees - school leavers, graduates or someone making a career move - then you might want to read on as we summarise the top onboarding tips you can introduce to ensure your new team members are made to feel welcome from the very start.
Soft skills are essentially what accompany the hard skills, and help an organisation use its technical expertise to full advantage. The problem is that ‘soft skills’ as a term isn’t one that is synonymous with leadership development. I'm often asked, "Aren’t soft skills all those courses that you send your administrators or supervisors on?" My answer is always an emphatic "NO!"