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Get a mentor

My biggest career breakthroughs came from being mentored when I was working in-house. We didn’t have a formalised mentoring scheme (outside of specific Talent Development initiatives) so I asked a

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Read this HBR article

Grab 5 minutes out of your day to read an article this week, that could help you to reframe or jump-start your thinking. I usually head to Harvard Business Review

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We tend to follow the path of least resistance as humans. Think about it for a second. Why is it that we typically stick with the same bank that we’ve

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Shadow a Colleague

When I first joined a local Building Society in an L&D role, I spent time with frontline colleagues in 2 different settings – a small, slow-paced rural branch where everyone

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Learn Online

It’s no surprise that during lockdown, take-up of online learning shot through the roof. Some of us were looking for ways to learn because we couldn’t get in-person development Some

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Elevating your career in L&D

For many L&D professionals, the desire to help employees learn and develop so they can further their careers was the reason for joining the profession.  Providing the stepping stones for

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What the Wordle???

Have you played Wordle? It became HUGE over lockdown, and for good reason. It’s simple, competitive – and gives us a great sense of satisfaction when we complete it. So

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