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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Business Leader Grant

We're excited that, at this time of concern about recession, Train to Gain continues to offer up to £1000 to develop leaders of small businesses and charities in their "leadership capability." It gives us a way of increasing our own contribution to the economy, and to small businesses in particular, by providing valuable coaching to our clients more liberally.

As I get in touch with CEO's that we know there seems to be a lot of interest, and some see ways of making use of the scheme in the services that they provide to their own customers too.

Since many of the issues in business are to do with relationship and communication skills rather than technical competence, it will be interesting to see how this will take shape.

More details of the scheme are on our main web site: Leadership and Management Advisory Service.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The gate of the year

As we move into the start of a New Year, there is a tangible sense of the unknown in the business community. Some respond with optimism; others have already been affected by declining income in their businesses.

A poem comes to mind helpfully.

I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown." And he replied, "Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way."

This is an extract of a broadcast by King George VI on Christmas Day 1939, which was a significant moment in British history. Click on the link for more details.