An audience of L&D professionals sat in a large conference room at London’s Learning Technologies event to hear from Helen Palmer, Head of e-Learning Advisors at Credit Suisse. Softly spoken, with a clear passion around leadership, Helen delivered an engaging insight … Continue reading 6 Sources of Stress for L&D Teams and How to Alleviate Them
Are you already a valued AchieveForum Alliance member? Or are you perhaps simply exploring what an external leadership development partner could do for you? Either way, this guide aims to give you insights into how your L&D peers are using their Alliance membership … Continue reading 5 Ways Our Clients Are Using Their Alliance Membership
As a society, we’re struggling to close the gender pay gap. We simply don’t have 168 years1 to slowly claw back the inequalities and edge our way towards a more gender balanced world. We need to see significant change over the … Continue reading Inspiring Women to Become Leaders Starts with ‘Inspiring Girls’
Mindfulness has long been a buzz word to help us cope with the stresses and strains of our hectic lives; and increase our focus and productivity levels. However, today I would like to share some thoughts about how we can change behaviours by incorporating mindfulness at work. Continue reading 5 Ways That Mindfulness Can Support Behaviour Change
It’s hardly surprising that Matthew Syed is fascinated by the concept of marginal gains and the secrets of high performance. Not just a journalist, commentator, author, broadcaster (and breathe …), he is a double Olympian, having represented Great Britain in Barcelona and Sydney as one of the world’s top table tennis players. Continue reading [Book Review] Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
If we want to create a world where everyone has equal opportunities to fulfil their potential, regardless of their gender – or indeed any other of the protected characteristics such as race or sexual orientation – then we must begin this process in our workplaces. Our goal has to be to build our businesses in a way that ascribes equal value to masculine and feminine traits, where diversity is the default and not the exception. Continue reading Gender Balance at Work: The AchieveForum Point of View
Heidi Marshall, EMEA Marketing Manager, recaps our Everday Leadership Summit 2019 and notes key takeaways for L&D professionals all over the globe. Continue reading The Driving Force behind Behaviour Change: Insights from our Everyday Leadership Summit
As much as we tend to be drawn towards putting ourselves and others in little boxes when it comes to personality types and preferences, our introvert/extrovert tendencies are not always so black and white. Not only do we draw energy from different sources on different days, but we can find our preferences changing as we journey through life. Continue reading The Introverted Leader: Is the Workplace Still Biased Towards Extroversion?
This week, I spent a couple of hours away from my day job, sat in my child’s primary school hall, full of school leaders, governors and teachers. They were gathered together for a workshop by an not-for-profit organisation called ‘Diversity … Continue reading From School to the Workplace: Lessons in Inclusion
Written by Louise Franklin, Project Leader. Opinions are her own. Theresa May, Jacinda Adhern and Jeremy Corbyn – political preferences aside, who is the real leader here? If there was ever a time when true leadership was called for it’s … Continue reading Lessons in Genuine Leadership
Roundtable discussion, 8 March 2019, London As a leadership development company, we feel that we are not only responsible for observing and reacting to changing business landscapes, but for driving a change which is ethically right and will help our … Continue reading What is the Role of L&D in the Quest for a Gender Balanced Workforce?
Written by Emily Thornton, Senior Project Leader I have resigned myself to provoking laughter whenever I show a copy of a book I’m reading to colleagues – without fail, almost every other page is dog-eared or marked with a brightly … Continue reading [Book Review] The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle