Leadership Development Is Coming Up Short – Here’s Why

Despite our best efforts, we can’t expect more than 1-in-3 learners to apply the new behaviors they’ve learned for more than a year1. And while one out of three is better than none out of three, the lack of success creates a huge opportunity cost for those who don’t change. Continue reading Leadership Development Is Coming Up Short – Here’s Why

Inside The Course: Sian Lloyd Jones on Breaking Patterns & First-Line Essentials

Naturally it’s very easy to fall into routines and patterns and being able to spend the time here and have Lynn speak with us about how to come out of those patterns, regenerate new ideas, and how to push on … Continue reading Inside The Course: Sian Lloyd Jones on Breaking Patterns & First-Line Essentials

#TrueOrFalse: Dunning-Kruger Effect

This cognitive bias refers to the Dunning-Kruger effect and refers to people who appear incompetent at a task but rate themselves as high performers out of ignorance. This bias was hypothesized by psychologists Justin Kruger and David Dunning after a study was conducted by testing students in areas of humor, grammar and logic and then comparing how well these students thought they did, with the actual results of the tests. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Women Were Not Made to Walk on Stilts

I would feel pretty confident of winning a wager that every woman has experienced some form of bias in favour of a male colleague in her career. The burning questions are ‘why’ and ‘how’? We have laws to stop discrimination on the basis of gender, we have HR policies, procedures and practices and there’s mandatory training to make the issues very clear. Continue reading Women Were Not Made to Walk on Stilts

#TrueOrFalse: Learning Styles

The term “learning styles” states that our individual learning capabilities can be more responsive to certain modes of instruction. Some people respond more positively to certain modes than to others. To tailor the ideal learning style, evaluations can be conducted so optimal instructional modes are adopted to match a particular person’s learning ability. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Learning Styles

Breaking Down Google’s Top 10 Traits & the Importance of Strong Management

Back in 2002, Google set out to determine whether or not managers were necessary to the everyday function of their organization. Through an initiative dubbed Project Oxygen, the tech giant moved to a flattened org chart – one where managers … Continue reading Breaking Down Google’s Top 10 Traits & the Importance of Strong Management

Gender Balance at Work: The AchieveForum Point of View

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