Blog

The Power of Positivity

August 10 2017

Our 2016/2017 contract year here at Springfield Training has been a roller coaster of challenges and opportunities and it’s only when you step back and take a good long look, that you can truly appreciate what’s been achieved.

On a daily basis being in business can often appear to be just an endless slog, but don those positive pants and the world looks completely different.

I accept that running a business in a competitive market will always present challenge and bad days, but it also presents opportunity and good days.

Over the past year we’ve invested in new technology to improve our blended learning provision, we’ve moved to new premises, we’ve grown our team to meet a growing demand for our services, rebranded, expanded our delivery to include national reach and all this while continuing to deliver outstanding education and training to exisiting, and new clients.

Yeah, daily stuff can always distract us from our ambitions and bigger goals, but maintaining a positive attitude, particularly at difficult times, working honestly through any challeneges thown your way and grabbing all opportunities, will always be rewarding.

Doing all this with a team of committed professionals with shared values and complementary skills has made our current success possible and I’m excited to see what the coming contract year will bring.

Have a good week and don’t forget to put your positive pants on!

Cheers

Noel

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

‘Knowledge itself is power’ Sir Francis Bacon 1597

July 24 2017

Have you ever felt empowered when you are having conversations and the audience were actively listening, interested and intrigued in what everything you were saying? Feels good doesn’t it! Sir Francis Bacon in 1597 quoted ‘knowledge itself is power’ – what a brilliant quote! Having knowledge enables you to confidently join conversations, have your say on matters which you are passionate about committed to, both personally and professionally.

Knowledge comes from everywhere. From what you read in books, on the web, articles to what you watch; films, documentaries and then there is what you listen to; conversations you have, pod casts, audio books etc. We also learn from experiences that we and others have, when we share those experiences with one another. We are constantly soaking up and taking in new information all the time. We are constantly learning and adapting. Developing your knowledge development in our instincts, behaviours, attitudes and beliefs. Our knowledge is what help us grow and develop. Learning keeps our brains stimulates, keeps us interested and engaged across different areas of our life.

Knowledge and learning isn’t always just work based, although makes up a lot of learning and development. But personally, think about how many times you have googled something just because your intrigued, or something occurred which triggered a thought so you needed to find out more about it, happens all the time doesn’t it. We enjoy learning about new things which we are interested in. Chinese Proverb ‘learning is a treasure that will follow the owner everywhere’ – never a truer saying.

The more questions you ask the more knowledge you obtain both professionally and personally, which in turn helps us grow and develop as humans. Without learning and development we would not be able to walk, talk from a young age we naturally wish to learn and develop. As we age we begin to comprehend the obstacles of life, however sometimes we have to go through something to learn new skills in how to deal with the situation, every experience is a lesson to be learnt.

In the work place learning and development is important. As things are constantly changing we need to be prepared so we can develop with the changes. Learning and development in the work place, to me is so important. It helps individuals and teams upskill and creates a sustainable and successful organisation. As an individual, you will feel more confident, competent and engaged in the role.

Personally, development is a lifelong process. From been a baby we age with wisdom and constantly learn new things which help us adapt and progress through our lives. Maslow Hierarchy Needs suggests that when we reach the highest peak, self-actualisation this is where we realise our full potential, self-fulfilment and see personal growth.

Therefore, I truly believe that every moment has potential for us to learn. Knowledge is empowering and supports development both personally and professionally. The more we learn the more we grow. The more we grow the more we develop with our self-confidence, self-belief and unleashes further our potential.

Have you ever felt empowered when you are having conversations and the audience were actively listening, interested and intrigued in what everything you were saying? Feels good doesn’t it! Sir Francis Bacon in 1597 quoted ‘knowledge itself is power’ – what a brilliant quote! Having knowledge enables you to confidently join conversations, have your say on matters which you are passionate about committed to, both personally and professionally.

Knowledge comes from everywhere. From what you read in books, on the web, articles to what you watch; films, documentaries and then there is what you listen to; conversations you have, pod casts, audio books etc. We also learn from experiences that we and others have, when we share those experiences with one another. We are constantly soaking up and taking in new information all the time. We are constantly learning and adapting. Developing your knowledge development in our instincts, behaviours, attitudes and beliefs. Our knowledge is what help us grow and develop. Learning keeps our brains stimulates, keeps us interested and engaged across different areas of our life.

Knowledge and learning isn’t always just work based, although makes up a lot of learning and development. But personally, think about how many times you have googled something just because your intrigued, or something occurred which triggered a thought so you needed to find out more about it, happens all the time doesn’t it. We enjoy learning about new things which we are interested in. Chinese Proverb ‘learning is a treasure that will follow the owner everywhere’ – never a truer saying.

The more questions you ask the more knowledge you obtain both professionally and personally, which in turn helps us grow and develop as humans. Without learning and development we would not be able to walk, talk from a young age we naturally wish to learn and develop. As we age we begin to comprehend the obstacles of life, however sometimes we have to go through something to learn new skills in how to deal with the situation, every experience is a lesson to be learnt.

In the work place learning and development is important. As things are constantly changing we need to be prepared so we can develop with the changes. Learning and development in the work place, to me is so important. It helps individuals and teams upskill and creates a sustainable and successful organisation. As an individual, you will feel more confident, competent and engaged in the role.

Personally, development is a lifelong process. From been a baby we age with wisdom and constantly learn new things which help us adapt and progress through our lives. Maslow Hierarchy Needs suggests that when we reach the highest peak, self-actualisation this is where we realise our full potential, self-fulfilment and see personal growth.

Therefore, I truly believe that every moment has potential for us to learn. Knowledge is empowering and supports development both personally and professionally. The more we learn the more we grow. The more we grow the more we develop with our self-confidence, self-belief and unleashes further our potential.

Have you ever felt empowered when you are having conversations and the audience were actively listening, interested and intrigued in what everything you were saying? Feels good doesn’t it! Sir Francis Bacon in 1597 quoted ‘knowledge itself is power’ – what a brilliant quote! Having knowledge enables you to confidently join conversations, have your say on matters which you are passionate about committed to, both personally and professionally.

Knowledge comes from everywhere. From what you read in books, on the web, articles to what you watch; films, documentaries and then there is what you listen to; conversations you have, pod casts, audio books etc. We also learn from experiences that we and others have, when we share those experiences with one another. We are constantly soaking up and taking in new information all the time. We are constantly learning and adapting. Developing your knowledge development in our instincts, behaviours, attitudes and beliefs. Our knowledge is what help us grow and develop. Learning keeps our brains stimulates, keeps us interested and engaged across different areas of our life.

Knowledge and learning isn’t always just work based, although makes up a lot of learning and development. But personally, think about how many times you have googled something just because your intrigued, or something occurred which triggered a thought so you needed to find out more about it, happens all the time doesn’t it. We enjoy learning about new things which we are interested in. Chinese Proverb ‘learning is a treasure that will follow the owner everywhere’ – never a truer saying.

The more questions you ask the more knowledge you obtain both professionally and personally, which in turn helps us grow and develop as humans. Without learning and development we would not be able to walk, talk from a young age we naturally wish to learn and develop. As we age we begin to comprehend the obstacles of life, however sometimes we have to go through something to learn new skills in how to deal with the situation, every experience is a lesson to be learnt.

In the work place learning and development is important. As things are constantly changing we need to be prepared so we can develop with the changes. Learning and development in the work place, to me is so important. It helps individuals and teams upskill and creates a sustainable and successful organisation. As an individual, you will feel more confident, competent and engaged in the role.

Personally, development is a lifelong process. From been a baby we age with wisdom and constantly learn new things which help us adapt and progress through our lives. Maslow Hierarchy Needs suggests that when we reach the highest peak, self-actualisation this is where we realise our full potential, self-fulfilment and see personal growth.

Therefore, I truly believe that every moment has potential for us to learn. Knowledge is empowering and supports development both personally and professionally. The more we learn the more we grow. The more we grow the more we develop with our self-confidence, self-belief and unleashes further our potential.

Amy Burton

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

The frogs are back in town

July 18 2017

We’ve had a pond in our garden for around 17 years. Well it was there when we moved in, and over that time we’ve had a variety of creatures making it their home.

Around 4 years ago the frogs just disappeared. I’m not sure if it was something we did, or said, but they were gone.

Well they’re back.

Again I’m not sure what, if anything we’ve done differently, maybe they just needed a change of scenery, but it’s nice to have them back.

Nature can teach us a lot about resilience and if we look closely enough we can find inspiration in all that nature provides.

The ingenuity of a spider using engineering excellence to weave a web before lying in wait to capture its food, the accuracy of a sparrow hawk spotting and capturing it’s pray, bees and ants working selflessly for a common cause, or the natural instincts of migration simply to survive.

As mammals we possess the natural instincts of many of nature’s survivors and yet all too often we suppress these instincts in favour of a safer option, often having a gut feeling or a deep rooted ambition that we fail to act upon.

There’s no doubt that the modern trappings of life have dispensed with our need and ability to hunt, fight and survive, but our base instincts are still actively talking to us, even when we don’t listen.

Our natural environment and the creatures that inhabit it are not only fascinating to watch, providing us with the inspiration to innovate, but they’re essential to our survival and should be afforded the room and environment in which to thrive.

I often observe nature’s creatures in action, fascinated by the resilience they display, considering how I can learn from their superior skill and ingenuity, and I invariably listen to my gut instinct before giving it structure.

It’s great to have the frogs back in our pond and I am grateful for the role they play in managing our little piece of nature.

Have a good week

Cheers

Noel

Contact Us

Via our contact form

A member of our staff will get right back to you

Bright ideas for growth