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Steven Spielberg - Is the secret to Engagement an Emotional Trigger?

Is it all about the heart strings?

In this great video by Stephen Spielberg he talks about your inspiration being a whisper. The inspiration for what you love to do in life and it got me thinking, is Engagement really an emotional trigger that comes from what you love to do, people you enjoy being with, heading towards a great purpose, in an supportive and development and creative environment where the boundaries and goals are clear and you know where you stand?

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Is your mobile the answer to all your learning needs?

In this article Vodafone claim that their mobile learning solution and their is the saviour of their world. Whilst I may be adding a little drama here, it reflects their level of enthusiasm for their, perhaps well thought through solution.

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Have we entered the personalisation era? What does this mean for engagement?

Customer service is EVERYWHERE, maximum choice on EVERYTHING is the norm, targeted advertising in the blink of an eye...convenience and accessibility are the watchwords, so does this mean we have truly entered the PERSONALISATION ERA?

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How well are you aligned to Business Excellence and Business Strategy?

Don't know where to start? Is your Business Strategy not on track? Not sure how to get there?

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4 myths about leadership you should know before developing leadership in others

If you have worked in business any longer than 5 minutes, it's pretty easy to spot good managers or leaders very quickly and equally those who really don't have a clue on how to manage people - they stand out like sore thumbs.

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What are the 4 key elements that drive well being? Integration into a people strategy

“Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello.” This is the conclusion that neuroscientist Richard Davidson at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his colleagues have come to.

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Do you consider yourself a Strategic thinker?

Strategic thinking is a key attribute of HR or L&D practitioners throughout the world, but are you truly informed in all the areas you should have a deep knowledge of?

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The 7 rich streams of a 'smart' training strategy

Are you digging for gold or coming up with only coal dust?

It seems everywhere you go...everyone can write a strategy.

That may be so, but it is a good, intelligent one, borne out of business connection that drives quality not quantity. Are you all things to all staff?

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Urgent news! Another survey highlights the worsening skills shortage.

This survey on skills shortages from Adzuna (online job board) says almost 2 vacancies for every person applying. The skills are the problem though.

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HR is invaluable! HR makes a difference (says Lord Coe)

We often take the self critical route and think we aren't doing enough or the right things but then someone comes along and reminds us, we can do some great things.

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Do you really understand training (and learning)? 3 ways to create real change ...

Are our training efforts sinking like a ship? Have we lost the passion for training because we failing to create real change?

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Do you know what the 5 essential digital skills are?

As we head towards the digital age, where technology creeps into every single part of our lives. No less than at work...there is an increasing demand for digital skilled workers. Who can easily adapt to different environments and systems, who are extremely comfortable with everything tech.

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Is working hard an Ego addiction we don't want to shake off?

Have we become so addicted to the our work, encouraged by the need of a big house with mortgage and fancy gadgets? That life is more about ego than happiness and our families?

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Masculine values - are they killing our businesses (and ruining HR)?

Is it cultural, shareholder value strategies or just a lot of testosterone filled leaders and managers without a sense of proper accountability?

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Nature vs nurture - raw talent or trained?

Do you believe in nature or nurture or both?

Many organisations get talent development wrong. They often focus on trying to patch weaknesses or areas of disinterest up to the levels of strength - very unlikely, no wonder L&D has such a bad name.

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Our top 8 tips for the perfect performance management system!

Performance management is back on the agenda.

What everyone wants to know is how to make it work, keep it simple and get managers to do it. Here are our solutions (from the employees perspective) on how to make it engaging.

Watch our video for 8 top tips to create that engaged feeling of... it's actually working!

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