Category Archive: Mobile Apps

May 15 2017

Top 5 Apps Every Project Manager Should Have

Tweet This post is written by our guest author Edward Page from This Way Global.   When you’re tasked with managing people or projects, you’ll be needing tools that can help you plan, organise, collaborate, monitor, and communicate all those little big details that come along with project management. Fortunately, there are tons of apps …

Continue reading »

Mar 01 2016

Leadership and the importance of getting good sleep

Tweet Today’s post is a summary of an article by McKinsey on the importance of getting good sleep. They argue that sleep deprived brains lose the ability to make accurate judgments because neuroscience has shown that the prefrontal cortex doesn’t do well without sleep. In their leadership research (2015), cited in the article, McKinsey found …

Continue reading »

Aug 21 2015

Apps to help you practise mindfulness

Tweet Those who read this blog will know I’m a great advocate of mindfulness practice although I don’t do of much of it as I would like.  It allows us to take time out of our busy schedules and appreciate what we have in the here and now, which can have an incredible calming effect …

Continue reading »

Jun 16 2015

How the use of social media has changed

Tweet Today, I participated in an online survey about how L&D practitioners use social media and how it has changed over the years.  It was interesting to sit back and reflect on how much social media and online collaboration have become mainstream in my work.  I blog and read blogs regularly, watch TED talks and webinars …

Continue reading »

Jun 09 2015

Buzzsumo – a way to find out what’s being shared on social media

Tweet Recently we came across Buzzsumo which is a mobile app aimed at helping you find which topics are popular in your sector.  In their own words it  “offers data driven insights for content marketing strategy and influencer outreach”. With Buzzsumo you search a topic area or domain name within a specified timeframe or choose from …

Continue reading »

Mar 23 2015

It’s official, napping is good for you

Tweet Every now and then we write about a fairly random topic that at first appearance is not obviously related to leadership or L&D. Today is one of those examples because I’m going to talk about ‘power napping’. In today’s fast moving world it’s easy to be plugged into work mode 24/7 and I’m sure …

Continue reading »

Jan 20 2015

Interactive whiteboard and screencast tool ‘Explain Everything’

Tweet In our quest to find and useful tools and information for learning and development practitioners, today’s post is about the screencast tool and mobile application ‘Explain Everything‘.   It is early days for us but our initial impressions are that it is an impressive and intuitive application that is very relevant for our sector. It …

Continue reading »

Dec 15 2014

A useful free design tool – Canva

Tweet As we’re drawing closer the the holiday season I’m sharing tools with a more festive feel. This week I’m going to share my experience of the free design app Canva. I love it and if I had more time I could certainly see my design skills blossoming with this tool. It’s made for people …

Continue reading »