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What does your voice say about you!

  One of our most important tools as trainers or managers is our ability to vary the pitch, speed and passion of our voice, be it in meetings, tool-box talks or at presentations.  Your voice is a wonderful tool and should be used in all its varieties throughout the delivery of your session. Interestingly I […]

Meetings…how wasteful can they be?

Meetings…how wasteful can they be? How long do you spend in unproductive meetings wishing you were somewhere else getting on with your ‘to do’ list? I don’t know about you but I find it very disappointing and frustrating attending meetings that are not well managed or planned.  What a waste of everyone’s time, which let’s […]

Belated birthday celebrations!

Here at Rubus Associates we have celebrated our 12th birthday!! 12 is often used as a sales unit as we buy a dozen red roses for loved ones; there were 12 apostles of Jesus; there are 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope and 12 signs of the zodiac along with 12 months of the years […]

Change – how do you cope with it?

Change is something that we all have to deal with and we often think about it in work terms but it is happening in our own personal life as well.  Wherever that change is happening it is interesting to see how people react to it and work through it. Lets be honest we all like […]

The dog ate my homework!!!

Well it is one excuse for not getting your work in on time! As you know I deliver accredited programmes for both the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and in order for the delegates to gain the qualification they have to complete assignments or homework. I […]

I’ve got to the 21st Century!

So here I am, the proud owner of a brand new mini iPad!! As I am an experiential learner I thought I would test out it’s usability for a small business like mine, so here I am on the move writing to see how doable this social media stuff is!!!  I am also testing out […]

30 minute training sessions

So here we are in 2013 with the prospect of the economy bumbling along much like last year…so what do you do as a manager who is trying to develop your people?  You only have so much money in your training budget, if any! So how do you decide which is the best way to […]

Too many cooks!!

It is quite interesting how different training organisations operate when planning ‘open’ courses.  For example we are involved in delivering a leadership course for a large group of people for an international partner in the coming weeks and it is amazing how the course content is decided upon.  We have been asked to deliver what […]

That was 2012!

So here we are at the end of another busy and interesting year in the world of training and leadership development and just taking a few moments to reflect on the year and to look forward. For us at Rubus Associates 2012 was the start of our next decade in business and it has been […]