Leadership and Management

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Empowering Women Leaders OTS Experience

Empowering Women Masterclass – an Off the Shelf Experience  Enable your Organisation to develop and improve understanding on how a diverse workforce & female […]
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OTS Experience: Empowering Women Leaders
lesson / 2h 59m

More than Content: Enable your Organisation to develop and improve understanding on how a diverse workforce & female empowerment can be a goal in […]

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First Line Leader

Becoming a leader is an exciting time, but the process can be overwhelming at first. We have purposely built this collection to enable first […]
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Welcome to leadership
lesson / 10m

Leadership is one of the key skills that you need to drive your organisation’s success. This module introduces the key aspects of leadership and […]

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Handling interruptions and distractions
lesson / 15m

From the ping of yet another ‘urgent’ email landing in your inbox to colleagues dropping by for a chat, interruptions and distractions are an […]

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Planning and running effective meetings
lesson / 15m

At worst, meetings can feel like a waste of everyone’s time. At best, attendees feel energised about what’s been accomplished and what’s coming next. […]

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Delegation for new Leaders
lesson / 15m

Delegation can be uncomfortable when you’re used to being delegated to. By understanding why it’s important for you and your team’s success and discovering […]

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Prioritisation for new Leaders
lesson / 15m

In this lesson, you will find out what prioritisation is and why it is important. You will see where to start, how you can […]

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Managing time
lesson / 20m

Once you’ve settled down in role, and you have a full understanding of what the team does and what they have on their plate […]

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Workload planning for new leaders
lesson / 20m

Once you’ve settled down in role, and you have a full understanding of what the team does and what they have on their plate […]

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Understanding Your New Team and Their Workload
lesson / 20m

When you’re put in charge of an existing team with projects underway and ways of working in place, you need to get to grips […]

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Developing your Leadership Style
lesson / 10m

There’s more than learning what you need to do in your new role as a leader – you also need to discover how you […]

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Leading a Team Remotely for new Leaders
lesson / 20m

While leaders of remote teams do the same things leaders of office based teams do, how these things are done can require a different […]

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The Role of the Leader/ Stepping up to Leadership
lesson / 15m

So, you’re stepping into your first leadership role? Congratulations! This is an exciting time in your career, and it’s fantastic that your hard work […]

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Welcome to Talent Development
lesson / 7m

A brief introduction to our curated and created learning resources on Talent Development. Why it’s a vital future skill for the workplace, and how […]

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Skills for Leadership
lesson / 10m

So what does it take to become a great leader? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are essential skills that all leaders need to […]

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Remote team performance
lesson / 15m

They say teamwork makes the dream work, but what if all or some of you are working remotely? We believe that good teams function […]

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Setting yourself up for Success – Staying alive
lesson / 6m

This lesson is a Lighthearted animated blog on ‘Setting yourself up for success’ Learning Outcomes for this series includes: We wouldn’t want to ruin […]

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Setting yourself up for Success -Dealing with Change
lesson / 6m

This lesson is a Lighthearted animated blog on ‘Setting yourself up for success’ Learning Outcomes for this series includes: We wouldn’t want to ruin […]

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Setting yourself up for Success – Burglar Bill
lesson / 6m

This lesson is a Lighthearted animated blog on ‘Setting yourself up for success’ Learning Outcomes for this series includes: We wouldn’t want to ruin […]

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Setting yourself up for Success – Buy me
lesson / 6m

This lesson is a Lighthearted animated blog on ‘Setting yourself up for success’ Learning Outcomes for this series includes: We wouldn’t want to ruin […]

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LifeSkills by Learning Pool

Why wasn’t I taught this in school?

Introducing LifeSkills by Learning Pool, here to answer the key questions that aren’t typically taught in schools.

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Digital Leadership

Explore why it’s a must-have for organisations in a fast-changing digital world and find out more about the key digital leadership principles that can […]
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Welcome to Digital Leadership
lesson / 5m

Find out what digital leadership means in this short introductory module. Explore why it’s a must-have for organisations in a fast-changing digital world and […]

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The Customer Connection
lesson / 5m

Having a meaningful online connection with your customers can make all the difference to the success of your organisation. In this module, discover how […]

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The Power of Data
lesson / 15m

Information is power. So, is your organisation fully harnessing the data it collects? Find out more about the benefits of collecting data and how […]

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Personal Branding
lesson / 10m

What’s your story? Building a personal brand is all about how you promote your identity. And in today’s digital world, there are lots of […]

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Online campaigns and data analysis
lesson / 20m

You might already be aware, but there is a wealth of data online. But do you know but how to access, analyse and use […]

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Online Marketing
lesson / 20m

Learn how to develop and implement a well-defined online marketing strategy using search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising or email marketing campaigns.

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Becoming a Digital Leader
lesson / 5m

Discover the key characteristics and qualities of a digital leader and the role they play in driving success within an organisation. Reflect and assess […]

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Web Design
lesson / 10m

During this short module, we’ll be teaching you all about what it really takes to be successful when designing a website.

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Marketing Budget
lesson / 20m

Welcome! In this brief module, you will learn about marketing budgeting: what it involves and how it contributes to an effective strategy. The course […]

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Email Marketing
lesson / 20m

Welcome! Today, we will be looking into how email can be used as an effective marketing tool. If you don’t know much at all […]

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SEO
lesson / 20m

Welcome! In this brief module, we’ll take you through the essentials of SEO: what it means and how it can boost your brand. The […]

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Welcome to Video Advertising
lesson / 20m

Welcome! In this brief module, you will learn about video advertising: what it entails, ways to use it and how to benefit from it. […]

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Direct Marketing
lesson / 20m

This course on direct marketing. This course will: introduce you to direct marketing explain how a business uses direct marketing give you top tips on […]

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Content Marketing
lesson / 20m

This course on content marketing. By the end of this course, you will understand: the basics of content marketing how to identify an appropriate […]

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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching for coaches and Mentoring for mentors courses are designed to enable the learners to develop the skills and knowledge of a coach and […]
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Mentoring for Mentees
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This course is about what you can do to get the most out of coaching. It also provides space to reflect on your thoughts, […]

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Mentoring for Mentors
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This course is about introducing key skills for being a successful mentor. It also provides space to reflect on your thoughts, experiences and aspirations […]

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Coaching for Coachees
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This course is about what you can do to get the most out of coaching. It also provides space to reflect on your thoughts, […]

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Coaching for Coaches
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This course is about introducing key skills for being a successful coach. It also provides space to reflect on your thoughts, experiences and aspirations […]

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Attraction and Recruitment

Ensuring that leaders are up to up to speed on the best practice of Attraction and Recruitment is a primary focus for HR roles […]
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Advertising: Where to Advertise
lesson / 15m

A great job advert in the wrong place will not only fail to attract the right applicants, it’ll leave you sifting through CVs from […]

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Shortlisting Candidates
lesson / 15m

A pile of CVs on your desk doesn’t mean you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to filling your vacancy. Sharpening your shortlisting skills will […]

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Crafting the Interview
lesson / 15m

This stage of the recruitment process is all about finding out more than the information in a candidate’s application. Being able to glean important insights […]

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Making the offer
lesson / 15m

There’s more to making a job offer than simply breaking the great news. Knowing what to say and do, and when and how to […]

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Planning the Probation period
lesson / 15m

A carefully considered and planned probation period increases the likelihood that a new employee will succeed in their new role. But what do you […]

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Creating Brilliant Inductions for New Team Members
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Creating Brilliant Inductions for New Team Members. By the end of this lesson, you’ll have taken your first steps towards understanding what makes a […]

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Right to Work
lesson / 30m

One of the four freedoms enjoyed by EU citizens is the free movement of labour. This includes the rights of movement and residence for […]

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Creating person specifications and job descriptions
lesson / 10m

An accurate Job Description (JD) and Person Specification (PS) are essential components of a hiring manager’s toolkit when it comes to appealing to and […]

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Writing a Job Advertisment
lesson / 10m

When it comes to recruitment, you want to choose between as many good candidates as possible, rather than hiring the only candidate who applied […]

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Writing an application form
lesson / 10m

The job advert that you carefully crafted in Module 3: Writing a job advert is ready to go! A great advert prompts eager applicants […]

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Off Payroll Working IR35
lesson / 20m

Off-payroll working regulations, also known as IR35, are already in place for some organisations and extending further on 6th April 2021. Affected organisations that […]

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Successful HR Planning
lesson / 10m

Having the right people with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time is vital to every organisation’s productivity and performance. […]

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Freedom of Information
lesson / 45m

This module indicates how the Freedom of Information Act can impact a company. It demonstrates how to respond to requests for information under the […]

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Accessible information Standards
lesson / 20m

The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access […]

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Leadership Knowledge

Leaders have a responsibility to understand what type of leader they need to be in different situations. Your leaders should always be thinking strategically […]
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Training / Coaching / Mentoring
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Training and Development for Managers
lesson / 33m

The need for training is a part of most people’s work lives. It might be classroom-based, e-learning or on-the-job. It also may be mandatory […]

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The Procurement cycle
lesson / 48m

All businesses rely on goods and services in their day-to-day running. Procurement plays a massive part in this by ensuring the goods and services […]

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Talent Development Game
lesson

A scenerio based module that asks the learner to make decisions tin order to develop their team member’s talent and help Tamsin achieve her […]

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Leadership vs Management
lesson / 10m

Leaders have a set of qualities and approaches which set them apart from managers. You can be a manager without people – you could […]

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Leading a remote team
lesson / 6m

Leadership is never a walk in the park, but what extra skills and considerations are there when leading a team made, partly or entirely, […]

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Inspirational leaders
lesson / 10m

There is no single way to become or be a leader. In fact, there are numerous leadership styles that suit different organisations, situations and […]

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Personal Branding
lesson / 10m

Welcome to this module on creating and maintaining your professional brand. Here, we will cover why your identity at work matters, from how it […]

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Problem Solving and Decision Making
lesson / 20m

This module gives you options on how to systematically work through decision-making processes to solve workplace problems. You will discover new tools that can help and […]

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Change – your role as leader
lesson / 20m

Leaders will understand their role in supporting the team through organisational change, and how to do this in ways that work for every member […]

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Strategy: How to implement a strategy
lesson / 10m

Welcome to How to Implement a Strategy. Building on the skills learned in How to Develop a Strategy, this lesson will guide you through […]

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Strategy: How to develop a strategy
lesson / 10m

This module is an introduction to strategy, helping you understand what it is and the role you’ll play in delivering an organisation’s overall strategy […]

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Strategy: What is a Strategy
lesson / 10m

This module is an introduction to strategy, helping you understand what it is and the role you’ll play in delivering an organisation’s overall strategy […]

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Goals and Objectives
lesson / 10m

Welcome to this module on Setting Goals and Objectives. In this module we will look at what the difference between goals and objectives is, […]

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Finance for non-finance managers
lesson / 10m

Welcome to Finance for Non-Financial Managers. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to summarise the benefits of financial competence, explain the vital […]

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Developing your Leadership Style
lesson / 10m

Welcome to Developing Your Leadership Style, the follow-up to Becoming an Effective Leader. The aim of this module is to help you to develop […]

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Becoming an effective Manager
lesson / 10m

In this course you will learn about the role of a manager, the types of roles managers can fulfil, and steps you can take […]

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Becoming an effective leader
lesson / 10m
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Welcome to Becoming an Effective Leader. The aim of this lesson is to develop your knowledge of the fundamental skills needed for effective leadership, […]

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Leading a great team

Leaders should inspire their teams to do their best work, this makes leading a team an important part of any leadership role. Promoting personal […]
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Team Types and your role as a leader
lesson / 15m

As a leader of a team, your role is to bring individuals together, inspire and support them, making sure that they function well alone […]

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Creating a team vision
lesson / 20m

In this lesson learners will find out how to develop a vision that sets clear direction for the team, and the benefits it brings […]

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Supporting the teams wellbeing
lesson / 20m

Workplace wellness is more important than ever before. Here leaders will discover how to promote the wellbeing of their team as well as their […]

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Delegation
lesson / 20m

There’s more to delegation than assigning tasks to others. Here, learners will find out about the when, who, how and what of delegation so […]

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Feedback
lesson / 20m

This lesson’s got everything leaders need to know about how to use and give great feedback that will benefit the individual, the team and […]

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Feedback video
lesson / 10m

They say feedback is a gift. How you give it is just as impactful as what you have to say. In this video you’ll […]

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Managing Conflict in a team
lesson / 20m

This lesson guides learners through how to manage conflict in their team, from spotting the signs through to managing conflict situations and the skills […]

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Reviewing performance
lesson / 20m

Everything leaders need to know about performance and performance appraisals and how to make them work for the benefit of the individual as well […]

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Difficult conversations
lesson / 20m

In this lesson learners will explore how leaders and their teams can approach difficult conversations with each other in a constructive way. Every leader […]

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Training and Development
lesson / 20m

COMING SOON TO LEADING A GREAT TEAM

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Using Teamwork to Boost Performance
lesson / 20m

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts… this lesson helps leaders explore the power of strong teamwork to get more done, […]

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People Manager

The aim of this collection is to provide an understanding of why people management is such an important skill in the workplace of the […]
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Welcome to People Management
lesson / 5m

A brief introduction to our curated and created learning resources on People Management. Why it’s a vital future skill for the workplace, and how […]

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Paternity Leave and Pay
lesson / 10m

Preparing for the arrival of a baby or child is an exciting, life-changing transition. As an expectant father you will have many decisions to […]

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Shared Leave and Pay
lesson / 20m

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby or child is an exciting and life changing moment, and planning your time off accordingly can […]

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Adoptive Leave & Pay
lesson / 13m

Preparing to welcome a child through adoption or surrogacy is a life-changing transition and taking time off to care for and bond with your […]

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Whats your Gen? Workplace Generation Identifier
lesson / 7m

We’ve all heard of Millennials, Generation X, Y and Z and Baby Boomers… but which are you and does it really effect your style […]

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The Importance of Managing Attendance
lesson / 27m

Employees are the key to any successful business and this should be reflected when dealing with employee attendance. While it’s unrealistic to expect 100% […]

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People Management Styles
lesson / 10m

What do you think? Should organisations establish a people management culture or should they let their leaders follow their own style?

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Performance Appraisals : A guide for managers
lesson / 30m

This module is for those managers tasked with carrying out performance appraisals. After completing the module you will be able to plan, prepare and […]

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Performance Appraisals :A guide for employees
lesson / 30m

After completing the module, you’ll be able to successfully prepare for your appraisal meeting and make a full contribution to proceedings. Learning Outcomes for […]

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Performance Appraisals: the interview
lesson / 30m

This lesson uses video clips of performance appraisal scenarios to illustrate the performance appraisal interview process – why it is done, how the interview […]

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People Management : Absence Procedures
lesson / 27m

Every business will have its own particular system in place for managing employee absences. This module shares information, exercises and case studies to demonstrate […]

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People Management : Capability Procedure
lesson / 27m

All employers should be committed to providing a quality service to their customers. In order to do so, its employees need to be encouraged, motivated […]

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People Management : Code of Conduct
lesson / 27m

Code of Conduct is a part of of a 6 lesson series, this module will introduce you to a typical Code of Conduct policy, […]

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People Management : Disciplinary Procedure
lesson / 27m

An organisation’s disciplinary procedure is designed to help employees achieve the standards of conduct expected by the business.This module will introduce you to a […]

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People Management : Dispute Resolution
lesson / 27m

A dispute resolution procedure provides a way for an individual employee of a company to raise a grievance. It will usually apply to all […]

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People Management : Probationary Procedure
lesson / 27m

This lesson is aimed at everyone, as everyone can be impacted by a new person joining a team. It will enable you to identify […]

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Managing Others Effectively Summary and Assessment
lesson / 15m

Part 4 of 4 in our Managing Others Effectively suite of modules. The conclusion of these modules looks back on the feedback, managing absence […]

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Managing Others Effectively Dealing with absence
lesson / 15m

This module looks at dealing with absence and supporting people returning to work. Highlighting the right and supportive approach to your team members absence. […]

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Managing Others Effectively Delegation and Planning
lesson / 15m

This module will look at delegation and planning, along with the effects of not delegating effectively. Why delegation is important and necessary as well […]

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Managing Others Effectively Delivering Feedback
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Part 1 of 4 in our Managing Others Effectively suite of modules. The aim of these modules is to provide you with […]

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Traits of Leadership by ASSEMBLE YOU [Audio]

In this collection, we look at practical, helpful techniques you can apply as a leader to get the best from your team. We cover […]
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Inspirational Leadership
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. The ability to inspire is an essential part of being a leader. In this lesson, we are […]

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Influence and Impact: How to affect those around you
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. In this lesson, we will look at a critical requirement for business success – the ability to […]

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Speaking with Authority
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. In this lesson, we look at why being able to speak with authority is so integral for […]

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Agile Leadership
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. This lesson will take a deep dive into agile leadership, what it means, how it works, and […]

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Courageous Leadership
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. Being a courageous leader demands facing challenging situations with honesty and compassion. Being willing to seek out […]

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Transformational Leadership
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. In this recording, you will gain an understanding of what transformational leadership is, what it requires to […]

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Why Diverse Businesses are Winning
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. In this lesson, we will be examining why more diverse businesses outperform less diverse competitors. We’ll advise […]

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When to protect your team
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of protecting your team, when you should do it […]

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Communication and Collaboration
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. Communication and collaboration have simple definitions, but they’re notoriously complex skills to master. They are not just […]

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Coaching and Mentoring
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. Everyone has their own image of a good leader. Some believe that leadership is about commanding respect […]

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New Leader Audio by Assemble You

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. In this collection, we look at practical, helpful techniques you can apply as a leader to get […]
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How to Get the Best From Introverts and Extroverts
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Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung introduced the concept of introversion and extraversion in 1921. His theory supposes that […]

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Moving from Manager to Leader
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. “Managers light a fire under people; leaders light a fire in people.” Those are the words of […]

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How to Develop a High Performing Team Culture
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. “…culture isn’t just one aspect of the game; it is the game. In the end, an organization […]

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Spotting Talent in Your Team
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. Have you ever had a new employee who looks perfect on paper but whose performance is poor […]

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Exit Interviews
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. When approached by a recruiter for a job with a competitor who promised him more interesting and […]

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Performance Management
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. The mere mention of the words ‘performance management’ can elicit a shudder. Those words trigger uncomfortable thoughts […]

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Managing Conflict in Your Team
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. A 2008 survey by CPP Global found that 85% of both individual contributors and leaders agreed they […]

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Inclusive Leadership
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. Building inclusive leadership skills is a critical component of being a great business leader and inspiring the […]

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Motivating Your Team
lesson / 15m

Welcome to Audio Learning from Assemble You. By the end of this audio track, you will have learned about different motivation techniques and how […]

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Dynamic Leadership by Cultivate Advisors

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Lesson 1 – Series Introduction
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Dynamic Leadership is about working to build a performance culture. Having this type of culture keeps attrition low and performance high. This skill focuses […]

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Lesson 2 – Key Leadership Qualities
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There are many different qualities that make up strong leaders, it’s nearly impossible to name them all. Some leaders get by on charisma alone, […]

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Lesson 3 – Developing Trust
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How do you build trust with a team or employee? What are the key concepts to ensure you are earning and retaining their trust? […]

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Lesson 4 – Creating Buy-In
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This skill focuses on obtaining support and agreement from others for a specific end goal so that they want to achieve that goal themselves. […]

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Lesson 5 – Communicating Why
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Why do you follow a leader? What gets you excited to work towards a common goal? A leader lacking the “why” that is clearly […]

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Lesson 6 – Key Training Principles
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To train someone effectively, don’t focus on what is being trained; focus on how to approach a training plan, how to facilitate a training, […]

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Lesson 7 – Coaching To Peak Performance
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Coaching is one of the four styles of leadership. It’s most well known for helping develop the skills, mindset, or confidence needed to increase […]

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Lesson 8 – Effective Meetings
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Meetings should serve a purpose for an organization and should be outcome driven. Without this, you are literally spending money to have a group […]

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Lesson 9 – Accountability Meetings
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What’s the balance between micromanagement and leadership? Accountability meetings. Use these meetings to move initiatives or metrics; create a scheduled meeting time to hold […]

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Lesson 10 – Employee Development Planning
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It is important that each employee continues to receive development on their core skills. This skill is about laying out a clear development plan; […]

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Lesson 11 – Series Summary
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Becoming a great leader requires dedication to the craft. You may have natural charisma or be sociable enough to get by in the early […]

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