Keeping the brain young and fit

Searching for a birthday card recently for a friend, I came across one that read, “Inside every older person, there is a young one wondering what on earth happened.” (Text in italics loosely paraphrased for public consumption, of course!)...

Non-traditional approaches to learning

Traditionally, teaching – as well as many organisational initiatives in training and development – is classroom-based. Is it time to change the basic approach? Many companies are already placing more emphasis on distance learning or blended courses where a...

An instant way to start coaching

Coaching is a much-discussed topic in the workplace these days. Many managers and team leaders are expected to coach and yet there is still much uncertainty about what excatly coaching is, what a coach does, who can be coached...

Why men and women network differently

For both men and women, networking is an integral part of furthering career plans. With a wide focus on getting more women into senior positions, it seems men may nonetheless have an advantage in the way in which they...