In L&D leaders we trust… or do we?

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Trust is waning, in L&D leadership and beyond. In fact, research found that more than half of employees would trust a complete stranger before they would trust their own manager. The Nine Habits of Trust and Leadership Trust Index are tools that organisations can use to promote a culture of trust.

Mastering meetings: The key to effective leadership

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Meetings. Whether you love them, loathe them or sit somewhere in the middle, there’s no denying they are crucial for both teams and organisations. But ineffective meetings cost time and money. Here, Dani Bacon and Garin Rouch of Distinction Business Consulting explore strategies for better executed and more meaningful meetings.

So, what is your job?

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Executive coach, Matt Somers, breaks down the issue of accountability into an explanation we can all understand…

Boosting workforce engagement


58% of companies have a designated non-executive director (NED) who is responsible for workforce engagement. That’s one of the findings of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) latest Annual Review of Corporate Governance Reporting which was released on 16th November 2023. Appointing a dedicated workforce NED is one of the ways in which organisations can signal […]

Employee Engagement Culture: The Ultimate Guide


Employee engagement is more than just a buzzword; it’s a critical factor that can significantly impact a company’s success. Organisations with a highly engaged workforce tend to experience improved productivity, higher retention rates, and a positive work environment. According to Gallup’s 2022 employee engagement statistics, actively engaged employees achieve a remarkable 18% increase in sales, […]

Training for leadership


Our last article, ‘Learning about directorships’ looked at some of the areas of training that might benefit company directors. In that article we touched on understanding obligations, planning and risk management, communication and consultation. These are all fairly standard requirements, not only for board members but also for those who aspire to take up positions […]


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