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28-Feb-2019

How to have a Stylish Career Without Losing Your Femininity

Learn from the former CEO of Chanel how to have a stylish career without losing your femininity. Ahead of International Women’s Day and National Career’s Week we offer you the opportunity to read a free getAbstract summary of Beyond the Label,the story of an extraordinary woman. Maureen...


19-Feb-2019

Leadership Killer Identified

Why do good leaders turn bad? WPLC offers a free summary of The Leader Killer which identifies the two main reasons As someone who is involved in employee development, I am often responsible for identifying those employees who have leadership potential and might be able to lead the...


04-Jan-2019

Keeping New Year Learning Resolutions

A Free Guide to help you to achieve your 2019 New Year Learning Resolutions, is worth sharing. Maybe it is the changing of the year, or the often public way in which we announce them, or maybe it is something to do with the natural timeframe, we start the New Year with the intention of being...


18-Dec-2018

Employers should go Dry January

Employers should capitalise on the benefits of the growing trend for people to reduce their alcohol consumption or stop altogether. ,center> More and more people are joining the growing trend to fore go drinking alcohol. Figures from Drink Aware suggest that the number of people who do not...


11-Dec-2018

Brexit is a Productivity Challenge

As the turmoil in Westminster deepens Michael Millward identifies the real issue that employers will have to address as a result of Brexit. Regardless of how much chaos the politicians in Westminster and Brussels seem to be in at the moment the reality is that the United Kingdom will be...


09-Dec-2018

Managing Professionals

If you ask someone to describe the job of manager, they are probably going to talk about someone who is remote from the people they manage, with a higher level of skill and knowledge, who issues instructions to the people in their team. It is a stereotypical view that probably has its roots in...


26-Nov-2018

Learning from Staff Christmas parties, past

When will employers learn the lessons of past mistakes when it comes to staff Christmas parties? The start of Christmas in the USA is signalled by the arrival of the official Christmas tree, or rather Christmas trees at the White House. For me I know that Christmas is fast approaching...


19-Nov-2018

Next year your focus must be on Productivity

Productivity will be the focus for HR and training professionals next year Over the last fifteen years I have only missed one Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE). I have experienced many changes during those years, including the...


19-Nov-2018

Guide to dealing with exhibition brochures

I hope that you had a good day at the exhibition, now it's time to sort out all the brochures that you collected Just before the CIPD annual exhibition and conference I shared with you a few tips for making a visit to the exhibition a success. There is after all so much to see and if you...


04-Nov-2018

Guide to attending a Business Exhibition

Ensure that your visit to CIPD ACE is a success with this straightforward guide to attending a business exhibition. Every year, roughly in-between the flashes and bangs of bonfire night and the solemnity of Remembrance HR, and learning and development professionals from across the country...


31-Oct-2018

Employee Guide to Safe Trick or Treating

This evenings trick or treating may be all trick tomorrow morning if not managed correctly! There was a time when Halloween was a religious event dedicated to remembering the dead, for some people it still is, but for the majority the annual event is an opportunity for abandoning...


19-Oct-2018

Is time management an employee well being issue?

Understanding how you perceive the passage of time may be the key to successful time management. If you were unfortunate enough to witness a crime, how confident are you that you would be able to accurately describe the perpetrator? Can you accurately assess the difference between someone...


01-Oct-2018

What is your presentation personality?

Giving a presentation is, I am told, one of the most stressful activities that anyone can undertake. I am not so sure that I agree, but then, I gave my first presentation when I was at school and I am often called upon in my work to deliver presentations and training courses, so any nerves that I...


14-Sep-2018

Designing unconscious bias out of an organisation

Training has its limits, sometimes you must redesign the way people work. Equality and Diversity training is increasingly seen as a must have activity for any training professional or department to have in its library of training activities. The demand that this created has resulted in a...


10-Sep-2018

Suicide Prevention role for employers

The World Health Organisation’s Suicide Prevention Day highlights the need to do more to help people thinking about taking their own life. Over the last couple of years there have been numerous campaigns and initiatives that have aimed at reducing the stigma around mental health and to get...


02-Sep-2018

Free Guide: how to deal with unconscious bias

A free guide to how anyone can manage the unconscious bias of other people. It was back in the early nineteen-nineties, when I first raised the issue of unconscious bias in a management training programme. I was working for a big-name supermarket chain. To me it seemed like an easy...


23-Aug-2018

Free guide to getting more done in less time

Our latest free guide focuses on explaining how you can get more done in less time, by emulating the work habits of the most productive people in your organisation. If you want to get something done, so the old saying goes, the best person to ask to do it is the busiest person you know. It is...


19-Aug-2018

Do more engaged employees deliver better customer service?

Links between employee engagement and customer service and vice-versa are investigated with Adrian Swinscoe We were in that stalwart of the high street, which is supposed to be on the verge of collapse, the one were we all buy our underwear, and desserts that we surreptitiously pass-off as...


16-Aug-2018

Employee experience is the key to employee engagement

Could retailers show how creating a customer experience can be applied to any work place to enhance employee engagement and productivity? The big financial story this week seems to have been the sad demise of high street department store chain House of Fraser, when it went in to...


15-Aug-2018

Coaching has become over complicated and needs to get back to the basics

Coaching has got over complicated and needs to get back to the basics if it is to deliver results. I am one of those trainers who likes to keep ahead of the game when it comes to new techniques and tools, so, when twenty years ago the opportunity to learn how to be a coach came up I...


14-Aug-2018

The power of story-telling in business

We look ahead to theLondon HR Summit and the seminar that William Montgomery will be presenting on the power of story-telling as a tool for achieving business change.   I recently had the pleasure of making a journey from Leeds Railway station. As is my habit I had arrived a little...


10-Aug-2018

Free guide to overcoming procrastination and getting things done

Somehow there is always a reason why you can’t get things done, or even get started this free guide will help you find focus and be more productive. When Olympic athletes are asked, how they have improved and achieved higher standards they often say that they found someone who was better...


06-Aug-2018

Time to de-clutter coaching

We look ahead to the London HR Summit where Paul Furey will discuss how over complicating coaching has reduced the results it can achieve. A few years ago, when I was leading the learning and development team for a hi-tech manufacturing company, I was faced with a dilemma. The...


02-Aug-2018

Free Guide to Managing Conflict

We offer a free guide to managing conflict at work with a view to getting a positive outcome. All too often selecting the right candidate for a professional or management role is not about which one is the most technically competent, it’s who will be the best fit with the existing...


24-Jul-2018

The Magic of Tiny Business

In, The Magic of Tiny Business Michael Millward finds that a company doesn’t have to be huge to successfully fulfil its purpose.   I remember when I first established my business I seemed to be surrounded by people who told me what a fantastic idea I had, and how I was bound to be a...


19-Jul-2018

A focused approach to business events delivers business benefits

How can executives maximise the return on investment for the time spent at exhibitions. Michael Millward investigates Summer has definitely arrived, there is even talk of hose-pipe bans in some parts of the country. Of course, that also means that every morning I receive an email from some...


18-Jul-2018

getAbstract of the week The Lost Art of Closing

One of the abiding memories that I have of being head of HR for the sales and marketing division of a global hi-tech company is a discussion with the vice president of sales (VP) about a long-standing sales person. We were reviewing the sales persons’ figures and performance ahead of their...


08-Jul-2018

getAbstract summary The Toyota Kata Practice Guide

This weeks' free getAbstract summary is The Toyota Kata Practice Guide by Mike Rother There is much to admire about the Japanese approach to manufacturing. My grandfather always used to say that the Japanese were very good at working out how British manufacturers made things and then...


02-Jul-2018

getAbstract summary of The Tyranny of Metrics

This weeks’ sample getAbstract book summary features The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z Muller. In, the Tyranny of Metrics, Muller provides a riposte to bean counters everywhere, and explains how to use statistics properly within the context that recognises the value of experience and...


25-Jun-2018

getAbstract of the week Emotional Habits

The first in our series of sample getAbstract book summaries features Emotional Habits the seven things that resilient people do. Peak performance coach Akash Karia discusses the seven major habits of “emotionally resilient” people and explains how to integrate those behaviors into your...