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Leading Remotely – a Manager’s Checklist

Leading Remotely – a Manager’s Checklist

Everyone's experience of working from home has been different After weeks of working from home, many employees have now found their flow and established routines that suit them well. Consequently, they have been able to both heighten their productivity and achieve a...

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Leading Hybrid Teams

Leading Hybrid Teams

Leading a remote team versus leading a hybrid team It's fair to say that the challenges of leading an entirely remote team are better known than leading a hybrid team. What's the difference? Well, an entirely remote team can be local, national or spread across the...

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Lessons learned in our virtual journey

Lessons learned in our virtual journey

Following the initial shock of lockdown and the complete cessation of all our face to face training events, the last twelve months has seen us take a fascinating and, at times, challenging journey to becoming a complete virtual training provider. Although we were...

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Virtual Learning, real opportunities

Virtual Learning, real opportunities

The last twelve months have naturally seen a huge rise in the use of virtual learning solutions. Having already adopted a blended model before Covid-19 hit, we were in a better position than most to make a successful break away from the classroom. That said, we have...

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25 years with Phoenix! A personal reflection – Bill Osmond

25 years with Phoenix! A personal reflection – Bill Osmond

As we approach our twenty-five years in business, I wanted to examine the reasons as to why I have spent those years doing what I do and enjoying it (mostly!) I want to start by examining the "why". Whilst we were undoubtedly naïve and overly optimistic in the early...

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Phoenix – Looking back on 25 Years

Phoenix – Looking back on 25 Years

The Start Phoenix Training and Development has been running for almost twenty-five years. The first 'paid for' training course - and I wouldn't describe it any other way - that we delivered was on October 5th 1995 and that has always been the day we recognise as our...

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Growing a business?  What’s your people plan?

Growing a business? What’s your people plan?

I have been working with small to medium-sized businesses for many years and I often begin with them at the point where growth has been rapid, business has been good, financial targets are getting hit but there is an emerging problem. As the growth has been quick,...

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Making the most of a launch event

Making the most of a launch event

More and more clients are recognising the value that a good launch event can bring to any development programme. So, what are the 5 key things you should consider that ensure it makes the best possible impact: Get the backing right - make sure that a very senior...

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The ‘Pioneers’ of Learning and Development

The ‘Pioneers’ of Learning and Development

Last week we attended the Promote Network Summit 2018, held in Stockholm, Sweden. It is hosted by our partners - Promote International and was designed to provide the opportunity for all "Promote partners" to meet, exchange ideas and to learn new techniques and skills...

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How to choose the right training provider

How to choose the right training provider

As Sales Director at Phoenix, I spend a lot of my time talking to potential clients about the various merits of all types of training and development. Whilst those of us who work in this industry are pretty well-versed in what makes a 'good' development partner, those...

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