Archive for category: Budgets

Why L&D needs business acumen

24 Jul
July 24, 2014

Business acumen – who needs it?  There was a time when the average L&D manager needed to understand a bit about training delivery and be able to spout on about one subject or another in front of a bored audience – but no more.  Now, more than ever before, L&D managers need to be skilled in a range of subjects – and top amongst them is business acumen. This post has been written specially to support the great team who run the chat2lrn blog site and Twitter feed.  You can read all Read more […]

Please sir, may I have some more?

07 Feb
February 7, 2013

Today, 7th February 2013 would have been the 201st birthday of Charles Dickens.  In one of his most famous books Oliver Twist famously asked “Please sir, may I have some more?”  This statement got me thinking; we all want more – we want more people, more budget, more capital investment, more time, more EVERYTHING.  That’s understandable – but do we do enough to justify our demands? Story The concept of wanting more is well-known to all of us.  Perhaps it’s a symptom of our culture Read more […]