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.
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 Read 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?
Have you ever had the experience of completely ‘losing it’ whether it’s your temper or your capacity to think clearly? Well you might have been in the grip of an amygdala hijack! First coined by Danial Goleman, in his book the term gives an explanation for what might be happening to us when our brain shuts down.
Whilst it’s true that IQ is your ‘entry ticket’ into the world of work and that EQ is about how you work once you’ve got in, you still need to continue to develop your IQ – it’s vital to innovation and other forms of competitive advantage.