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Let Us Be Your GUIDE: Going Beyond Training Needs Analysis

Effective development programmes are essential for your people and your organisation to grow and achieve success. Conducting a thorough Training Needs Analysis is just the beginning. At Willow & Puddifoot, we have designed a robust process called GUIDE to ensure that every step of our training and development is tailored…

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Management Development: Essential Skills for Manager Success

How to select the right people to be managers in a fast-growing business

The role of a manager is vastly different from that of a regular team member. Managers need a distinct set of skills to lead effectively, which requires targeted management development. Surprisingly, many organisations fall short in adequately preparing new managers for their roles. This blog will delve into a six-step…

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Developing Leaders: How to Develop Leaders in 12 Steps

The development of effective leaders is crucial for organisational success and growth. This blog post delves into a comprehensive 12-step process for developing leaders, ensuring your efforts in leadership development are as impactful and efficient as possible. Preparation Step 1 – Define Leadership Competencies or Behaviours Start with a clear…

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Are your employees Closet Quiet Quitters?

Quiet quitting: have you heard this buzzword being touted around recently and wondered what it means or whether it applies to you? It’s really a catchy soundbite label for an age-old phenomenon in the workplace – the idea of an employee not actually formally quitting their position, but losing the…

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The Five Characteristics of Wellbeing

Do you ever think about what it is in life that really, fundamentally, makes you happy – or indeed unhappy? ​In 2010 Gallup (the American analytics and advisory company) did a comprehensive study on wellbeing covering 150 countries globally, asking people hundreds of questions about health, wealth, relationships, jobs, and…

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Acing your End-of-Year Reviews

It’s that time of year again… Whilst we’re not quite into the Christmas countdown just yet, it certainly is the season to plan your End-of-Year Reviews. Evaluating employees’ performance, assessing skills and development areas, and reviewing goals: it’s a process many leaders and managers find daunting. How do you deliver…

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Live ? Laugh ? Work ?‍♂️

In this month’s blog we have exciting news, and we share our thoughts on worklife balance. It’s also National Inclusion Week from 26 September, so we’ve been looking at our inclusivity workshop and thinking about what inclusion means to us.  An announcement!  We are so excited to announce that we…

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Is it time for your summer stocktake?

With things slowing down for many of us at this time of year, it’s an opportunity to review how you feel about your work and what you need to do to keep on track with your goals. Time for reflection I used to work in a college library and the…

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Happy New Year!

A RAY OF LIGHT Happy New Year! Does it feel like an exciting start for you? Are you happy to look at the year ahead? I think there’s something about the bustle of festive season, some light in that very dark time of year, for relaxing and contemplation after all…

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Employee Knowledge Sharing

There’s so much knowledge sitting in your business that’s not being shared effectively! How much more successful could your employees be if they could better tap into each other’s knowledge? When developing your people, as well as providing formal training, it’s also important to consider how you can support your…

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