CASE STUDY – MIZUHO BANK

The Brief: One of Mizuho’s Managing Directors first met us through a leadership programme which we supported.  At the time he was considering coaching to further develop his leadership skills but was unsure where to start and what he wanted out of it.  The...

41% of training budgets wasted in 2013

Effective training can lead to significant benefits and bottom-line improvements for businesses. But our survey revealed that a significant proportion of training programmes in 2013 failed to deliver against their requirements. To make matters worse, over a quarter of...

Body, Mind and Spirit…and Productivity

Time management training is sometimes approached in a purely cerebral way with extensive flow diagrams and theories discussed at length. We have however seen this type of business training fail again and again to translate into lasting change. Better time management...

A Ninja’s “Productivity Rules of the Road”

Article by Graham Allcott, Productivity Ninja and CEO of Think Productive In a previous post, I talked about my experiences of solitude whilst writing my book and the productivity benefits of REALLY eliminating distractions and reconnecting with being human and all...

Lessons from The Kings Speech

Some insights from a great film, by Andy Green, an inspiring writer and speaker. The BAFTA winning and Oscar tipped ‘The King’s Speech’ is a great film but also highlights valuable lessons for managers – with its story centred on the relationship between King George...