Careers in Catering: What are the Opportunities?

The breadth of available roles in the hospitality industry is something that continues to appeal to new recruits, offering a whole host of challenges and opportunities. Not all career opportunities are obvious though — and there’s certainly a few hidden gems to uncover! Here's a rundown of some of the most interesting roles available in [...]

By |2019-10-14T09:14:43+01:00October 13th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Business/Employers|0 Comments

Leading a Team? How to Strike the Right Tone

You are new to leading a team (or this team) and want to get off to a good start in your new role. Maybe the team is also new or perhaps one that has been together for a while. There are many factors to take into account including capabilities, morale, and delivery pressures. Here are [...]

4 Powerful Steps For An Intrapreneurial Mind And Skill Set

Businesses, no matter the shape and size, thrive from identifying new innovations to resolve pain points, but this doesn’t mean funding will be handed to anyone with an idea. Without an intrapreneurial mind and skill set, you will struggle to convince your company's main powerhouses (board members, shareholders, directors) to support and sign-off on the [...]

Discrimination: What Can You Do As An Employee?

As an employee, it's a horrible experience to feel discriminated against at work. Too often, people going through this don't know if they should or can do something about it. Even if they do, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging. Discrimination at work cases can have a severe impact on everyone involved. [...]

Toxic Work Relationship? How to Prevent And Put Out Fires

You go to a meeting and your boss humiliates you in front of your colleagues. Members of your team are talking negatively behind your back and spreading gossip. You're about to start a new management role in the organisation and you're already hearing that people would prefer their old boss. Other people are 'difficult'. Do [...]

How to Engage and Lead Your First Technical Team

Leading and managing a team in the innovative and complex tech sector is an exciting opportunity. However, it's not without its challenges. If you're responsible for your first technical team, what helps to be an engaging manager and leader? In fact, almost half of new managers say they feel unprepared for the role, with 87% [...]

Top 12 Learning to Leap Blog Posts 2018

My top 12 blog posts 2018 are a combination of the most shared ones and personal favourites. They were published either on my website or as guest blogs on other platforms. This year, I will be writing less but still publishing quality guest posts, so keep them coming. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as [...]

How to Combat the Workplace Loneliness Epidemic

People in any profession and at all levels can suffer from isolation at work. Those in senior roles often carry huge amounts of responsibility and can feel like the only person with the answers. Interns may struggle to integrate and long-standing employees often feel disengaged. What can managers do about workplace loneliness and enhance team [...]

By |2018-12-09T12:37:14+01:00December 9th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

How To Be An Influential Everyday Leader

The word leader is often associated with seniority, job roles, and positions in a hierarchy. There is also the assumption by some people that leaders are born rather than made. It can suggest that the idea of leading is only for a chosen few. Yet, from my experience, we all have the potential to be an influential [...]

How to Apply Neuroscience and Encourage High Trust

Trust is in short supply these days. Just ask disengaged employees or disillusioned job seekers. So, how do you encourage it as a leader or manager? As a job seeker, how do you know if a potential employer has a culture of trust? This post looks at helpful advances in neuroscience and how you can [...]

Work-Related Expenses: Are They Costing You a Fortune?

A new study from CV-Library reveals that the average Brit spends £205 a month on work-related expenses, including lunch, commuting and stationary. That’s equivalent to £2,460 a year! Do you think that's fair? How much does location make a difference? Learning to Leap explores the findings and hears from Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library. [...]

By |2018-09-16T10:09:17+01:00September 16th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

New Dawn For Career Opportunities in the Automotive Industry?

What are your perceptions of working in the automotive industry? You might think it's filled with middle-aged men in suits working at your local car dealership. Maybe, you know someone's son who works as an apprentice mechanic. Perhaps, Top Gear is your reference point. Whatever your preconceptions, how vehicles are manufactured, bought and sold is changing radically [...]

Own the Process: How to Achieve Success like Gareth

Often, business likes to identify learning from the world of sport. The emotional peaks and troughs are rich pickings. Sometimes people dismiss sport as too different from business and the world of work. The analogies don't work, they say. It seems to me that the England football manager, Gareth Southgate, is reversing the trend and [...]

Businesswomen on the Rise: Positive Trends in the UK

The latest findings on the reasons that prevent women getting into FTSE350 boardrooms are depressingly familiar and shameful. Nevertheless, the shift towards self-employment, freelancing and independent working is having an impact on gender equality in the UK. The direction of travel is positive as the gap between the number of businessmen and businesswomen is closing. This [...]

By |2018-06-03T11:27:35+01:00June 3rd, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

Management Style: Why You Need to Pull More

Managers are the butt of so much dissatisfaction in the workplace today. Often, they are piggies-in-the-middle between frontline employees, the wider organisation, and senior leaders. As the pressure to meet targets and deliver results pushes down, harassed managers face the tricky balancing act of trying to satisfy everyone. Depending on the culture, some succeed more [...]

By |2018-03-18T10:09:22+01:00March 18th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

Mentoring Tips: Do You Want To Get More Professional?

It's National Careers Week (#NCW2018) and National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018) from 5-9 March 2018. Mentoring plays a key role in career transitions and supporting apprentices. So, I've put together a free ebook on mentoring tips and modern practices. It will appeal to lifelong learners and employers interested in improving their understanding and enhancing their professionalism [...]

New Mentor? How to Go From Fears to Cheers

Recognition of the business benefits of mentoring is increasing. Unsurprising, given the perfect storm of disruption as the norm and demographic shifts leading to a multi-generational workplace. This post looks at debunking some myths, new approaches to mentoring, and how a new mentor can overcome common fears. The old paradigm The stereotype mentor of the last century [...]

Employers: How to Build Trust With Millennial Applicants

When it comes to landing a job, Millennials are experts at reaching out to employers. They follow up on questions and ultimately sell themselves and their personal brand. Millennial applicants are put off if their potential employer does not respond with similar enthusiasm and engagement. If employers are distant and non-communicative, they may second-guess their choice [...]

How To Ensure a Great Induction in Your First Job

You land your first job in a corporate environment after a ton of rejected applications and near-misses at interviews. Finally, you escape the short-term, temporary and low-level jobs you take to survive after graduating. Your hard work and persistence are paying off as you look forward to an exciting new role. You arrive with a [...]

By |2017-12-10T19:09:31+01:00December 10th, 2017|Students & Graduates, Business/Employers|0 Comments