For several years, stress has been the number one cause of long-term sick leave in Britain, outdistancing other usual suspects like repetitive strain injuries or illnesses like cancer. It sounds bad – but the real danger is not taking any steps to change that.
At Speexx, we know a thing or two about online language training and business communication for organizations. But recently, we’ve also been turning into specialists for combining cooking delicious food and exchanging conversations, thanks to our Let’s COOK Together event, which happened in Madrid last week.
Every year there are new themes emerging in learning and development. Shortly after the 2008/9 crisis hit, everyone wanted 'Finance for Non-Financial Managers' type courses. Strategic Thinking also became a big topic there for a while. You couldn't walk 15 feet through an office at that time without hearing someone using the word 'Strategic'.
A famous quote by John F. Kennedy goes “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Even in this turbulent workplace where we’re expected to adapt to new situations without much time to acquire new knowledge, I couldn’t agree more with this quote. Simply being promoted or given a new title doesn’t turn us into leaders overnight. Rather, it is just the beginning of a long and crucial learning process.