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Mergers – what is your role as a leader?

Bringing two businesses together is a tough ask of any leader in any size organisation.  So how do you get it right? What are your responsibilities? Well, you could do some research and visit and talk to other people who have done what you are about to do…you will not be the first to merge […]

English as a second language – a training dilemma?

Here at Rubus Associates, even though we are based in South Wales, we get involved in leadership and management training  all over the world.  We are often, therefore, in a learning environment with people who have English as a second language.  As professional people developers this is something we have to consider not just in […]

LEADING TEAMS

I have recently spent a very constructive & interesting day with a number of people discussing ‘leading teams’ and the importance of this subject…so I thought I would share some of these ideas with you. Teamwork is crucial to any organisation as we need to make the most of the people that we employ, especially […]

Do you coach or do you tell?

In a recent training programme I was encouraged by the managers on the course telling me how often they coached their people and how good they were at it.  I was then hugely disappointed to watch them in a role play situation spending all the time that they were allegedly coaching the individual telling them […]

What is the ideal number of delegates on a training course?

What is the ideal number of delegates on a training course? As you may know I have been a delegate recently on a course in my role as church treasurer and it brought to mind one of the biggest issues that we have as professional trainers…how many people do you have on one programme? Well […]

Leadership behaviour…learn how to manage it!

Leadership behaviour…learn how to manage it! As a manager, trainer or coach we all have to be leaders of people and we often forget how our behaviour impacts on other people…we need to learn how to manage our behaviour and recognise that sometimes we just don’t get it right! If you go and look up […]

Creating the right learning environment

Creating the right learning environment I have just recently been a delegate on a course, not for me as a trainer, but for me in my role as church treasurer.  It was good to be on the receiving end of the learning for a change and enabled me to get a good insight into the […]

THE MOTIVATION OF CPD (continuous professional development)

THE MOTIVATION OF CPD (continuous professional development) For the first time in quite a long time I attended a conference this weekend as part of my continuous professional development (CPD) and feel so motivated by it I thought I would share it with you. What is CPD? According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & […]

How do you measure learning?

How do you measure learning? How many times do you actually read the instructions and ensure that you understand them before you go ahead and do something? Part of my work involves marking work for students so that they are assessed against a given criteria decided upon by awarding bodies such as Institute of Leadership […]

Make sure you qualify every lead!

Make sure you qualify every lead! Although sales training is not one of my main strengths I was amazed to be part of a sales process where the initial qualification of the need of the customer was not done. A couple of weeks ago a sales representative of a very well known double glazing firm […]