We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. We have refreshed our image and incorporated all our workshops and courses. We hope you will find everything you need here and remember to check into our news page for regular updates and information.
Yesterday was officially the last day of summer, so this month we’re considering how to maximise happiness and motivation, even if the weather will be cooler and the nights a little bit darker!
So, St. Valentine’s Day approaches and we are turning our thoughts to love – not just love of learning, but love of our jobs and working relationships too!
Why does this matter? Well it’s unlikely that we will love our jobs and working relationships every minute of every day, but for those that find something to love, or even like about work, find work-life balance easier to achieve and have more meaning and purpose in their lives.
January was all about clearing the way, de-cluttering and making space to really think. This month is about using that space to get in touch with what we really want to achieve, have and be this year. Simplifying life in this way will help you be clear about and focussed on achieving the goals that really matter to you.
A new year inevitably brings a flurry of articles, posts and tweets about a ‘new you’ or ways to ‘detoxify’ your mind or body, but we know that change does not inevitably follow just because you read an article! We might have the desire to make changes, but not the...
It’s usual to begin a new year by setting ambitious goals for the twelve months ahead, but we are suggesting a very simple start to a simpler life – make a start by de-cluttering. The idea of tidying our lives and ridding ourselves of physical and mental clutter, is...
This month we have an early Christmas present for you - a resource we've been working on to help you make the most of any Christmas break you might have coming up and to prepare you for a bright and sparkly New Year. Sleep is an essential component for our...
Halloween is creeping ever closer and we are are probably too excited here at Cerulean Towers. We thought it was a good time to share our article on the ways unconscious bias is influencing our decisions behind he scenes. Click here to learn more...
Not long now – Halloween is only a short time away and if we have young people in our lives, they might be turning their thoughts to scary parties, a frightening amount of sweet eating and of course, creepy costumes! There are so many to choose from – ghosts, vampires, witches, monsters, devils, zombies… And it’s the same for their parents, although our costumes tend to be invisible to the naked eye. So to help keep you safe this autumn, we’ve re-issued our handy Cerulean Guide to Halloween Characters at Work monsters-article
What is a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) and when/why do you need one?
There are a few terms in our business that lend so much mystery and specialness to what is in effect the very simple business of developing people, ‘doing an LNA’ is one of them! It’s really simple when you break it down, though and conducting a Learning Needs Analysis is the start point to any effective learning and development strategy.
Put simply, a LNA is a way of
a) identifying the skills and knowledge needed to meet your business goals and
b) identifying any gaps in that knowledge or skill set that the people in your business might have. A LNA aims to answer three questions:
1. What does your business need?
2. What can your people do?
3. Where are the gaps?