While compliance training needs to keep up with modern technology and the speed of change (see Information Security or GDPR as examples) the risks associated with ignorance in financial and HR law and practices can be just as costly.
Virtual teams offer challenges for the team’s leaders, members - and for L&D professionals as they meet the team’s L&D requirements, often in a cross-cultural context.
The words ‘to coach, mentor, counsellor and tutor’ tend to be used as if they’re interchangeable. However, coaching, mentoring, counselling and tutoring fit on a continuum.
The financial giant Prudential has said it would extend its unconscious bias training from senior managers to all of its employees, after revealing that female staff earned salaries 29.7 per cent lower on average than men, with bonuses 75.6 per cent lower.
By law, all UK public bodies such as Councils or NHS Trusts - must comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).
It was in 1957, addressing the Australian Institute of Management, that Field Marshall Sir William Slim, then Governor General of Australia, remarked, “Leadership is of the spirit…its practice is an art. Management is of the mind… its practice is a science.
Every Leader or Manager has a natural style of leadership - a "personality" - that is innate in them all.
However, the most successful leaders are chameleons: they can take on the role of Directors, Facilitators or Motivators depending on what challenges they are facing at the time.