What I’ve learned from mentoring. Mentor, mentee and me.

Becoming a mentor came at the start of my journey into L&D as a way to gain experience and give back to others. That journey with The Princes Trust has given me as much development as it has the number of mentees I’ve supported. It was always one of those things I’d considered and never …

The Four (Word) Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Good, Fine, Ok, Busy

‘How are you?’…’yeah…good’. ‘How’s everything?’…’it’s fine’ or ‘It’s ok’. ‘How are you getting on?’…’Busy’. I guarantee you hear this at least five times a day. Ok, you’re right. It’s more. Probably a lot more. Probably too much. And what’s worse, I hear them from myself, as you probably do too. So, what’s the problem? They’re …

Can’t nail the Workplace Learning Culture? Have you looked at your Personal Learning Culture?

‘We need to create a Learning Culture.’ ‘If we had a Learning Culture these problems would go away.’ ‘This year’s strategy is to create a Learning Culture across the business.’ Heard it? I’m sure you have. I’m also sure you’re racking your brains to work out why your latest brochure launch hasn’t worked. Or your …

I set myself one goal for 2018. And nailed it.

I only set myself one goal for 2018 and I nailed it. Why only one? Because, like many people often do, I’ve set myself too many in the past which has meant they’ve been completed partially (or not at all). I really wanted to have the satisfaction of completing the goals I set myself so …