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Laura Ashley-Timms and other members of the team at Notion share their insights, thoughts, views and ideas with you about coaching, engagement, improving performance and creating dynamic cultures at work... as well as any great ideas they come across of best practise in the business world.. Enjoy!

How To Ensure Your Training Has IMPACT

How To Ensure Your Training Has IMPACT

Have you ever wondered why people are so reticent to attend training events? Or why the training didn’t get the results that you expected?

It might be that the initial feedback was good, but no real change or improvements have happened or they are just short-lived.   A superficial evaluation may lead you to believe that it’s because the training content wasn’t good enough, or the trainers lacked rapport, or maybe the food at the venue just didn’t live up to the cordon bleu tastes of your delegates. Possible?  

A more probable reason for training ineffectiveness, is that there is no IMPACT on the individual or the organisation.  

So, how can you ensure your training has IMPACT?
5 Ways to Get Your Initiative off the Ground

5 Ways to Get Your Initiative off the Ground

You’ve been here before.  A great idea, a well thought through cost projection and a host of anticipated benefits – but the idea fails to secure the support of the senior team.  So, what happened?

Read our latest blog to discover 5 ways that will help you win over the leadership team and get your initiative off the ground.

 

STOP - The New Solution to Success

STOP - The New Solution to Success

Most people have bad days but in a leadership role, the result of a negative mood, if sustained or erratic, can lead to poor working relationships, stress, anxiety and ultimately, lower performance. 

Read our latest blog to learn how to STOP and leverage the advantages of consistently managing your mood in the workplace.

Are Performance Appraisals Pre-Historic?

Are Performance Appraisals Pre-Historic?

The annual performance appraisal has been institutionalised in most organisations and it is, to many, a familiar foe.

But, is the process really adding any value in today’s organisation? 

Read our latest blog to find out more about our engaging and relevant alternative to the traditional performance appraisal.  

Operational Coaching is Not...

Operational Coaching is Not...

You probably have have your own perceptions of what coaching involves. In this article we strip back these common perceptions and explain how operational coaching differs…

 

How to Unite a Multi-Generational Workforce One Question at a Time

How to Unite a Multi-Generational Workforce One Question at a Time

In 2017 Generation Z will enter the workplace for the first time.  They will join a diverse workforce made up of five generations.  This multi-generational workforce will challenge the way in which organisations attract, recruit, engage and manage talent.  Many organisations will respond by reviewing their structures and processes to cope with the competing needs of its people.  But will this be sufficient to harness the rich experience and diverse skills of a multi-generational workforce?  To really merge five generations, organisations must first address how to unite a multitude of expectations and motivations. Click to find out more.