An unattended bag or package is more than likely harmless, but never assume that it is.
Once, when I was a child, my father explained to us that he’d been refused a job purely because of his ethnicity. He reported this without any animosity and only a hint of disappointment. Prejudice, discrimination, conscious and unconscious bias were merely accepted facts of life in those days.
Today, things may have changed – if only that these things are now overtly, and rightly, discouraged in our society.
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.
Success in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, involves individuals and organisations coping with change. Those leading this change – and influencing others to achieve this change effectively – need high quality leadership skills.
Everyone faces problems. Even if we call them ‘opportunities’, they’re still problems. While humanity hasn’t yet found a satisfactory process which will solve all our problems, there are some problem-solving approaches and techniques that can prove effective – especially in a work context, notably with regard to three key issues for leaders: change, teambuilding and communication.
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.
According to the 2017/18 Learning Benchmark Report, published by the UK-based learning innovation benchmarking organisation, Towards Maturity, 89% of all organisations use some form of e-learning in their learning and development (L&D) activities.
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.
There are an awful lot of myths in learning and development, and using video is no exception. Some of the myths I have heard include: it’s too expensive; it’s too complicated; it’s too open to abuse in the workplace. Yet none of these are necessarily true.