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.
If you are responsible for employing people you are almost certainly aware of the need to check documentation before taking them on. Fines imposed on UK companies in the first quarter of this year alone were in excess of £7 million.
As an eLearning or training and development manager, you need to ensure that the training you provide protects your staff, your organisation and your reputation. As fun as the micro approach may be, sometimes people need in depth training with "use case" examples, quizzes, real life scenarios and post testing which stretches the learner, tests their knowledge to really challenge them.
At Engage in Learning we all love a good cup of coffee.
While some of us need the quick fix of an instant others prefer to let their coffee brew in a perculator, allowing for the smooth flavours to develop.
Successful learning and development blends classroom, web based or eLearning as well as micro or bite-sized learning which may be videos, eBooks or short courses.
Micro learning - like instant coffee - is quick, easy to access and often innovative. It certainly has a place in modern learning and development.
To ensure that all workers give of their best in any and every situation, it’s important for their managers and colleagues to be completely – and truly – rational, objective and unbiased in their treatment of them.
Some £58bn was spent via credit and debit cards in the UK in April last year - some 6.8 per cent more than was spent in April 2016 - according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics.
While this might appear to offer increasing opportunities for card fraud, these opportunities are being minimised by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) – and by related learning materials, such as those launched recently by Engage in Learning.
We have an extensive library of courses covering key skill areas from Leadership and Management fundamentals to Health and Safety essentials. We know companies need a learning solution specific to their requirements, training budget and learning culture.
At Engage in Learning we will work in partnership with you to help you find the right solution and use our flexible licencing model to ensure your learning is cost effective.