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Manager as Mentor - SMARTER Goals

How many of us keep our well intentioned New Year Resolutions? Our desires to give up, do more, be better …It’s highly likely that our desires are rarely kept even until the end of January. Setting a clear goal helps to create measurable steps for what we want to achieve, but it seems we are not accountable to ourselves like we are to others and without accountability, we are very likely to push working towards our goals to the bottom of our to do lists.

Jane Savage

Fri 05 Jul


What does successful mentoring look like?

Often a potential mentee won’t have taken the time to process their thoughts and formulate a plan for what they want to get out of a mentor relationship. They come to you like a hungry child ‘Feed me. Feed me your wisdom, I want to absorb it all now’. Maybe you have been a mentor before, you know what’s needed so off you go, following the same path as before. But has anyone stopped to consider if the path is going in the right direction?

Jane Savage

Thu 06 Jun


KnowledgeBrief Well-being Day: Supporting Young Lives Vs Cancer

Today, KnowledgeBrief hosted a day dedicated to Well-being in support of our Charity Partner of the year, Young Lives Vs Cancer. Through this well-being day, the KnowledgeBrief team hopes to raise essential funds for this amazing charity.

Izzy Litton

Fri 26 Apr


KnowledgeBrief Excels in Ofsted Inspection: A Trio of Strengths Delivering Exceptional Benefits

Our Managing Director of KnowledgeBrief (KB), Matthew Wolstenholme, is delighted to share the findings that illustrate the extraordinary benefits experienced by our clients and learners, all of which are attributed to our three distinctive capabilities working in harmony.

Matthew Wolstenholme

Tue 23 Apr


KnowledgeBrief’s charity partner: Young Lives vs Cancer

Here at KnowledgeBrief, we are proud to announce our partnership with the exceptional charity Young Lives vs Cancer for 2024. As a leading training provider specialising in leadership and management apprenticeships and commercial training, we believe that great leadership matters. Leadership is a steadfast commitment to the well-being of oneself and others. Our partnership with YLVC is an extension of this core value – through our common commitment to improving the lives of others. Our approach of delivering personalised learning experiences through subject matter experts is not just about helping our learners and clients succeed in business, but also about fostering positive change and a sense of support in all.

Izzy Litton

Tue 23 Apr


Expert Viewpoint - Leadership insights with Dr Andrew Davies

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, organisations face a variety of challenges that demand innovative solutions. Dr. Andrew Davies gave us an interview to discuss his latest insights on the current challenges facing leaders of today.

Louise Ward

Wed 27 Mar


How training managers and sharing success can be your competitive advantage

In today's evolving landscape, the success of any business hinges on its ability to adapt, innovate, and stay ahead of the competition. One critical component in achieving this is the continuous learning and development of the workforce, and in particular managers. What sets truly successful businesses apart is their commitment to staff development as a strategic priority. In this article, we will look at why businesses should prioritise employee development, how training managers can provide a significant competitive edge, and why sharing and promoting their success is an important part of this process.

James Askew

Fri 20 Oct


Pride in Leadership

The history of Pride month comes from the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, these riots served as a catalyst for gay right movements across the world. Since then, the celebration of Pride and the advocacy for LGBT+ rights have gained significant momentum. As society becomes more inclusive, it is crucial for leaders and managers to understand the importance of embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive work environment. In this blog post, we will explore why Pride and LGBTQ+ issues matter for leaders and managers and how they can support and empower their LGBTQ+ employees.

April Rose

Wed 28 Jun


Cracking the Executive Code

To crack the executive code, aspiring leaders and managers must focus on developing a combination of behaviours, gravitas, communication skills, and appearance. In the world of business, leadership is not merely a position but an art to be mastered. The path to becoming an effective leader or manager involves more than just technical expertise or knowledge. It requires a deep understanding of the intangible qualities that set apart exceptional leaders from the rest. Behaviours, gravitas, communication skills, and appearance play a pivotal role in shaping one's executive presence. In this blog, we will delve into these aspects and explore how they can be developed and enhanced to crack the executive code. According to renowned leadership coach and motivational speaker, Ian Dickson, the executive presence mix comprises 5% appearance, 28% communication, and a whopping 67% behaviours/gravitas. In this blog, we will delve into these aspects and explore how they can be developed and enhanced to crack the executive code.

Louise Ward

Sun 18 Jun


Menopause: Action in the Workplace

The menopause has become a hot topic for discussion. This once taboo subject where individuals often suffered in silence, the menopause has moved to the forefront in society and, naturally, it has become a consideration in the workplace for many employers. 1 in 4 women suffering menopause symptoms consider leaving their job thinking their career is at an end. Should we be asking ourselves if we can afford to lose this vast level of experience and talent? We spoke to Ama Verdi-Ashton of STADA UK. She explained how their company has taken significant steps in recognising and supporting those with menopause symptoms and why she encourages other employers to do the same.

Jane Savage

Thu 15 Jun

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