4 Tips For Better Workplace Recognition

Author: Mark Soanes

Workplace recognition is something that is an art form when it is done well. Here are our top 4 tips on how to be more effective and create more engagement when delivering recognition.

We also touch on how important it is for leaders and managers to know how to give effective recognition because of the effect it can have on teams and organisations.

What Leadership Skills Do 2019 Leaders Need?

Author: Mark Soanes

An article from “Learnlight” which takes a look into what skills a leader in 2019 really needs. This is a very intriguing read for someone who is interested in being one step ahead in today’s world, particularity in business.

If you want to learn more then click below.

Why Employee Motivation Is Important (& How to Improve It)

Fully Funded Management Training

Author: Dave Thomas

An important insight from “6Q” into the importance of motivation and clues on how you can improve it in your organisation.

Employee motivation is a critical aspect at the workplace which leads to the performance of the department and even the company. Motivating your employees needs to be a regular routine.

How Leaders Determine Workplace Ethics

Blended Learning

Author: Mark Soanes

Interesting article from “Business News Daily” about how leaders determine workplace ethics, among other things.

Workplace ethics are not always top of mind in a profit-centric environment. However, the moral compass leaders establish for a company, and how they abide by those values, means a lot more than you might expect.

Leadership Resolutions And Courses For A Successful 2019

Author: Dave Thomas

An interesting article from the “Centre for Creative Leadership” that sheds light on leadership resolutions in 2019 and the most important leadership courses of 2019.

You can’t predict everything that will happen in 2019, but it’s a safe bet that change and uncertainty will continue to be major themes. It’s also safe to assume that your leadership will be critical for success.

Six Reasons To Take A Leadership Training Course

Call of the Wild

Author: Dave Thomas

Here are some great points made by “All Business” about the benefits of leadership training courses.

In today’s business arena, challenges can arise at any time, and to be an effective leader you need to be able to respond to those challenges with intelligence, strategy, and expertise. Here are 6 ways that a leadership-training course can help you improve your leadership skills, and thereby help you change your organisation from good to great:

The Leader as Coach

Values and Vision

Author: Dave Thomas

A very educational piece from “The Harvard Business Review” about how being a leader is now becoming more about being a coach.

Once upon a time, most people began successful careers by developing expertise in a technical, functional, or professional domain. Doing your job well meant having the right answers. The role of the manager, in short, is becoming that of a coach.

Finalists in Training Journal Awards 2019

Last week the shortlisted finalists for the Training Journal Awards 2019 were announced and we were lucky enough to have made it to the last four in the Best Engagement Programme category.

We’re delighted to be even shortlisted at these prestigious awards.

The TJ Awards 2019 – Recognising the Best in L&D Practice

TJ awards 2019

The TJ Awards are part of the Training Journal  brand which for over 50 years has been supporting those involved in workplace learning and development with their CPD. The Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the ingenuity, creativity, passion and hard work of learning and development professionals from around the world. The awards’ categories allow a broad range of companies and individuals to participate and reflect the increasing diversity and scope in the L&D landscape.

Best Engagement Programme Category

Shortlisted finalists are:-

The judges will be looking for organisations that demonstrate how they harness the talents and creativity of their people to make their organisation more productive and a better place to work. This can be through a holistic, cultural approach or through a specific programme or initiative. Organisations that have engaged employees demonstrate key behaviours.

  • Give their people control at work
  • Empower them to make decisions
  • Trust them with the benefits of working flexibly
  • Allow them time to work on their own special projects
  • Encourage diversity and inclusion
  • Have a process for listening and feedback from staff
  • Adapt organisational practice on the basis of staff feedback
  • Encourage personal development
  • Create a culture of care
  • Build creative benefit packages

We’ve been shortlisted for our work with the Talis People Programme

The programme included a training and OD programme which was innovative, creative and stimulating. Seeking a more engaged workforce being managed effectively with timely communications, resulting in high achieving teams and productivity. After recognising that key areas within the organisation required attention Talis selected Call of the Wild to help design and deliver some of the key components of their people programme.

The outcomes were exceptional and included increased productivity and sales together which a much improved staff retention rate combined with new vision and values.

The awards take place in December at the Pavilion at the Tower of London.

Winners Institute of Directors Awards (Wales) 2019

We are pleased to announce that our MD Geraint Lewis won the Institute of Directors Award (Wales) in the Corporate Social Responsibility category. Geraint was announced a winner at the awards lunch at Sophia Gardens the home of Glamorgan Cricket Club.

Our Approach To Business

Geraint was recognised for his work aligning the business to the local community and the benefits for both that flow from this approach. Geraint is in the centre of the back row in this photo

Institute of Directors (Wales) Award Winners 2019

Why Geraint Lewis

In 1998 I had a long term 10 year strategy for the Company which has been implemented. This required that CSR was intrinsic to our core purpose and embedded in our vision and values creating a culture which enhanced stakeholder engagement. I adopt a practical and pragmatic approach spending a significant amount of time ensuring the culture & values of the Company are always in the mind of colleagues. This has been successful as in recent appraisals a number of staff said this is the best place they’ve ever worked.

Geraint Lewis, MD of call of the Wild

You can’t be a Director or a ‘leader’ without having followers and this is what we have with Call of the Wild. A strong dedicated and committed team. You can’t achieve this without having self-awareness and understanding how your behaviour impacts on others. It’s about having respect for others. It’s as much about embedding this same mindset in others, setting the standards through our vision and values, focussing on professionalism, ethics and performance. Being ethical is built into our vision and acting with integrity is a key behaviour in our performance management behaviours matrix. When you’re a Director you’re not only an advocate in a business environment but also in the community.

Institute of Directors (Wales) Awards 2019

Institute of Directors (Wales) Awards 2019