Why it’s Good to Share Your Stories


Stories have played a massive part in my professional and personal life. Outside of work, I write creatively just for the fun of it. It’s something I’ve loved doing since I was a child. It’s an activity that, because it requires focus, centres me completely in the moment and provides escape from the noise that’s […]

54% of employers value online degrees equally


54% of employers consider graduates of online and in-person programmes to be equally valuable, a new survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) finds. However, those who have completed a fully in-person programme are more likely to be perceived as having stronger leadership and communication skills compared to those who obtained their degree from […]

Why Punishment Has No Place in Learning


As previous readers will know, I have a two year old horse who I’m attempting to train using natural horsemanship, repeating a process I went through 12 years ago with Merlin. To record my progress and to help me review, evaluate and learn from my performance, I decided to start videoing our training sessions. Being […]

50% of students want to become an entrepreneur


29% of master students and 57% of advanced master students indicate that they would like to set up their own business in the future. For their first job, though, they would prefer to work for an SME or a big company. Final-year students show a clear preference for businesses that have a quality label identifying […]

GMAC’s Talent and Opportunity Scholars announced


The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, today announced the winners of the 2023 GMAT Talent and Opportunity Scholarshipfor the Europe region. The program, well into its second year, aims to increase the number of underrepresented business school candidates by encouraging applications from women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, […]

Gamification & Game-Based: What’s the Difference?


The fusion of technology and learning has paved the way for innovative approaches to training and development. Among these, gamification and game-based learning have emerged as captivating methods that engage learners and enhance the learning experience. For training administrators tasked with designing effective and engaging training programs, understanding the nuances between gamification and game-based learning […]

What My Childhood Piano Lessons Taught Me


I started having piano lessons when I was about six. I’d been clambering up onto the piano stool and banging out a few ‘tunes’ since a toddler and so my father, in his wisdom, decided I should have some lessons. Less wisely, he chose the same teacher who’d taught him as a child, Mr Lovell, […]

Why are Pride and Pronouns important?


Why organisations and L&D departments who are serious about cultivating inclusive and supportive workplace environments should not ignore the use of pronouns.

Why it’s not too late to start your apprenticeship


This week marks the 16th annual National Apprenticeship Week – a celebration which shines a spotlight on the benefits such schemes can bring to businesses, to apprentice learners and to the wider UK economy. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Skills for Life”, focusing both on the development of new skills from which to […]

Why your company has to support lifewide learning


Supporting managers and executives to pursue ‘life-wide learning’ through Executive Education can provide both professional and personal benefits that are felt by the wider organisation and colleagues, according to a recent study by Lancaster University Management School in the UK. Undertaken by Professors Martin Brigham, Mike Reynolds and Lucas Introna, the study investigated the wider […]

Continue to learn to be competitive in job market


Career path steps are getting shorter, and employees should take care to look after their market value through lifewide learning, advises Jouko Pitkänen at Aalto University Executive Education. In addition to his position as a Senior Partner at JFP Executive Search, Pitkänen is a Visiting Lecturer at Aalto EE. He offers the following tips to […]

Apprenticeship Levy Offers Route For Levelling Up


Businesses in the North East of England could be doing more to utilise training support schemes, such as the Apprenticeship Levy, to upskill their staff and grow their operations, say faculty from Durham University Business School, which is set to run its Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) Executive Education Programme in January 2023 via the UK […]


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