Maintaining Focus – a Lesson From Six Nations Rugby

Crouch, touch, pause, engage. The Six Nations is underway.

And the first two rounds have served up a real feast of rugby. In a heavyweight clash in Dublin, England pulled off an upset, beating Ireland 32-20 and went on to comfortably beat France this weekend.

After a difficult 2018, the Red Rose appears to be turning the corner. The two matches have perhaps been the most complete performance of the Eddie Jones era. The abrasive Aussie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but, […]

Video – Learning Content with Greencore Group

I have been lucky enough to be involved with Greencore Group and Natalie Rogers, the driving force behind the incredibly successful Line Manager Framework “Grow with Greencore”. The innovative approach to line manager development won the “Best L&D initiative – Private Sector” at the CIPD People Management Awards in 2018. The true reward however for Natalie, OnTrack and I, is the response that it has been getting from the wonderful people in Greencore. To give you a little flavour, we interviewed […]

What Super Bowl success can teach us about evaluating talent

Blue 42…hut…hut…hike!

On Sunday 3 Feb, 71,000 fans packed Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Millions more watched on TV. Gladys Knight delivered a spine-tingling rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.

And between the commercials a little bit of football got played. Dancing cheerleaders, mountains of snacks and an overblown halftime show. It was as my U.K friends would say, “wonderfully, absurdly American”.

But, the workings of the NFL are anything but…

As an American who has traveled abroad, I learned quickly that […]

A growth mindset

I wrote in a previous article that the global workforce is made up of 40% women of which 24 % are in senior management roles. So, what is it that stops women putting themselves forward for executive board positions, instead of opting for non-executive roles? In my previous post I identified the 3 invisible challenges that stops women applying for these opportunities; Belief and validity in a fair recruitment process, Mental Strength, Confidence and self-belief. Two of the three challenges […]

The 3 invisible challenges of gender parity

We live in the greatest era of technological advancement, with easy and quick access to global information and resources, at our finger tips, when we want and wherever we want, supplied from our pockets and bags on various devices. We engage with social platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and many more apps that provide us with instant access to search for new jobs. Thousands of opportunities are available to us with just a few clicks like never before and […]

Re-defining the corporate video

Anytime I tell people that I make corporate films for a living, there is an audible pause as they try to comprehend what that actually means. For the most part I think it’s fair to say the term “corporate film” conjures up images of cheesy, dull training videos with middle aged men dressed in paisley ties. I often hear, “oh, like the John Cleese ones?”, with the assumption being that ‘corporate film’ is a shorthand for telling people how to […]

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Every day tourists mill around Parliament Square in front of Big Ben. Sometimes the selfies stop as placard-waving protestors invade the green, hollering at politicians inside the Palace of Westminster.
But, the statues in their midst remain unmoved by all the commotion.

Twelve effigies line the square – memorials to the great and the good who steered the course of history. Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Abraham Lincoln…

And until this year, they all had something in common. Every single one was a […]

We are hiring – Client Development Partner

We are looking for a successful account manager to support our continued growth. If this role is for you, you can apply using the link at the bottom of this post, if not, please do share with someone who may be interested.

The successful applicant will join an established team, who have earned trusted advisor status with some of the largest companies in the world.

As part of this team, you will be expected to use your deep knowledge of learning, consultative […]

Register for free webinar – Women in the boardroom

Women in the board room – The invisible challenges

In January, Julia Wilkinson will be hosting an open webinar “Women in the board room – The invisible challenges.” The webinar is free to attend and will focus on three key areas;

1. What are the invisible challenges that stop women applying for executive positions?
2. What does it take to be ready for the C-suite?
3. Beyond personal belief, developing a growth mindset.

To register for this training session taking place on Thursday 17th January […]

Video: “Creating profound and positive change through learner-centric learning”

It was standing room only for Matt McIntyre’s session on learner centric learning at the World of Learning conference 2018.

Matt, our Head of Learning, discussed how to make learning within your organisation resonate with your people, your culture, and be consistent and engaging. With practical advice on how you approach this, the talk was thoroughly well received.

You need learning that will equip people within your organisation to go back into the workplace and implement it. Learner-centric learning, when done well, […]

The Legacy we Leave…

During 2018 we lost some of the world’s greatest and talented individuals; Professor Steven Hawking, world renowned British Physicist, who set out the theory of Cosmology and wrote the world-famous book: ‘A brief history of time’. Sir Ken Dodd, recognised for his stand-up shows, tickling stick and making people laugh. Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Winnie Mandela, anti-apartheid campaigner. Jarrod Lyle, Australian Professional Golfer, winning twice on the National Tour. Aretha […]

Will we see you at World of Learning 16th – 17th October?

OnTrack are exhibiting and speaking at World Of Learning this year, we hope to see you there!

Will we see you at the World of Learning conference this October at the NEC in Birmingham?

We will be exhibiting on stand B140, drop by to say hello and sign up for the free highlights of Matt’s session ‘Creating profound and positive change through learner-centric learning with Greencore!’

Tuesday 16th October, 11.15am in Theatre 1

Creating profound and positive change through learner-centric learning with Greencore

OnTrack and Greencore […]

10 ways of improving employee inclusion in your organisation

Inclusion is essential for high performance but too many organisations only pay it lip service, writes Lee Russell. But there are 10 steps companies can take to improve inclusion, and thus productivity. As featured on Personnel Today.

The great irony of organisational diversity and inclusion initiatives is that the “inclusion” aspect is often “excluded”.

Typically, diversity initiatives will focus on the need to provide equal opportunities, employment law compliance and the merits of diverse recruitment. These are of course highly important. But attracting […]

New Global Manufacturing Client – Verbal Behavioural Intelligence

OnTrack were approached by a global manufacturing client to improve capability & confidence of 30 managers across the world. 

This client has been established for over 200 years, employing 19,000 staff in 50 countries and is recognised as a global leader in their field. They have moved to a centralised model for all core functions and exceptional Business Partnering is essential.

They initially approached us to support them in building the capability and confidence of managers to work and collaborate more effectively together […]

Women OnTrack Event Highlights

Here are the highlights from our Women OnTrack event held in central London on 11th June.

The discussion topic centred around the target proposed by Lord Davies for all FTSE 350 companies to have 33% of their senior leadership positions filled by women by 2020.

You can also read the followup report ‘The Perfect Circle of Change – Creating Gender Parity’.

Women OnTrack Event from OnTrack International on Vimeo.

There were a huge range of opinions, experiences and challenges discussed […]

New Engineering Client win – Behavioural Change

We enjoy welcoming new clients into the OnTrack family, and I am delighted to say we can welcome another from the Engineering sector.

They are a UK based company with offices around the world who design, manufacture and sell a range of equipment used in the food industry. They have appointed OnTrack to work with their customer facing Engineers and Line Managers for a Behavioural Change programme focusing on Customer Service.

The project has two main phases, the first of which […]

OnTrack Summer School – Sign up now!

Make the most of the sunny season by signing up for OnTrack’s Summer School. We would like to invite you to join us on a series of three webinars taking place over the next few weeks.
Monday 20th August 3pm – Why the problems in your culture are a direct result of your leader’s behaviours! 

This exclusive webinar will discuss how some of our accepted leadership practices, used ineffectively are causing us more challenges, rather than helping. It will explore the following elements:

The focus […]

The Perfect Circle of Change – Creating Gender Parity – Women OnTrack Event

Here are the summary highlights of the discussion held on Monday June 11th 2018 at the Handelsbanken Headquarters in London.

The discussion topic centred around the target proposed by Lord Davies for all FTSE 350 companies to have 33% of their senior leadership positions filled by women by 2020.

There were a wide range of views and opinions expressed. Many of these were supported by practical examples and personal stories which made for illuminating and interesting listening.

The summary take-away of the evening […]

All the GOOD women have been snapped up?

On Tuesday June 9th 115 years ago, as suffragettes were starving for the cause of women’s liberation, men’s reactions recorded in the newspapers were: ‘Let them starve’. Are we seeing a similar reaction in the views expressed in the Hampton Alexander report on gender balance?

You could be forgiven for thinking if not as early as 1888 then definitely in the 1950s judging by some of the excuses mooted by business people for the lack of female representation on company boards […]

World’s biggest sandwich maker embraces new learning-on-the-go culture

Global learning consultancy OnTrack International has helped to design engaging ‘learning-on-the-go’ tools and materials for an award winning line manager development programme at Greencore, the international convenience food manufacturer and the world’s biggest sandwich maker.

“Our 2,500 line managers are the face of Greencore for our colleagues and they set the tone for our culture,” said Natalie Rogers, Greencore’s Leadership Development Manager. “We’d previously sent them on classroom courses for development but we wanted to shake things up and reinvent what it […]

Get involved in the UK’s quest to be a world leader on gender diversity

The UK Government is continually urging businesses to renew their commitment to diversity. Sir Philip Hampton is the latest remind and extend the target to all FTSE 350 companies of filling one third of their senior leadership positions below board level with women.
We would like to invite you to our next event which is taking place on Monday 11th June at 6pm in Central London. Are you OnTrack to meet the 2020 target of 33% FTSE 350 boards being female?

What […]

We are Hiring! Blended Learning Solutions Consultant

Full position available. This position will be home based with regular travel. 

OnTrack International currently seeks a Blended Learning Solutions Consultant. The successful individual will have the pleasure of working with our impressive client list including, but not limited to, organisations such as; British Airways, HSBC, Iron Mountain, Motorola, Aldermore Bank, Britvic and Toyota.

Working within our Consultancy team, the successful individual will have at least five years of L&D experience with most recent focus on designing and creating innovative learning technology […]

OnTrack International wins prestigious global award for L&D innovation

Global learning consultancy OnTrack International has won the Corporate LiveWire 2018 Excellence Award for Innovation in Learning & Development.

The Corporate LiveWire Awards recognise global businesses across multiple sectors that have transformed their respective industries with new methods and fresh ideas over the past 12 months.

This year’s judging panel included Dragons Den contestant Jordan Daykin and business experts Emma Jane Packe (The Supper Club) and Jan Hoffmeister (Drooms). Each shortlisted company was assessed on factors such as innovation, industry recognition, service […]

International Women’s Day 2018

Isn’t it great that there’s an International Woman’s Day? “Hell yeah!”I hear all us women say!

Of course, it is great to celebrate amazing women who have achieved many great things. I personally can name at least 5 or 6 great women from the top of my head who have inspired me. Take for example the Williams sisters who have worked for years to become amazing, world class tennis players. They have pushed physical boundaries and were too busy honing their skills for a […]

Global Leadership Solution for a leading Global airline

A  leading Global airline engaged OnTrack to aid the development of the Management and Leadership population initially, but also to support the internal team to continue that development for years to come. OnTrack were chosen to design and initially deliver two global management development programmes.

Working in partnership, with the stakeholders, from conception to delivery, a programme was designed that achieved the needs of the client and importantly the people involved in the development. As part of the overall solution, OnTrack were […]

5 ways to Develop Personal Resilience

Is resilience a skill or a mind-set? Winter Olympics 2018

Right now the world’s attention is focused upon the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The athletes, their fitness and physical ability is all under scrutiny as they strive to deliver personal bests and compete on a world stage. These athletes have spent years preparing, requiring the highest levels of commitment, perseverance, motivation and self-sacrifice all in the plight to win a medal. This is their time to be at their physical […]

OnTrack International wins global leadership development accolade for fourth consecutive year

Global learning consultancy OnTrack International has been ranked as one of the world’s leading providers of leadership development, for the fourth consecutive year, by the US learning portal Training Industry.

As a service to buyers of leadership development, Training Industry continually monitors the global learning marketplace and it conducts an annual, independent analysis of hundreds of leadership training providers. It then publishes a Leadership Training Watch List to recognise those companies which have significant capabilities, experience and expertise.

OnTrack International was chosen […]

What clients want

“We have a great promotion of higher deposit rates and a mutual funds/TD bundle that lasts for only three months”, I said to the 45 year old client, who was on my hot list to call.

“Tempting but where does it fit in my goal of funding my 11 year old daughter’s college?” I was stumped and blurted that this will help her reach the goal sooner.

Malik Sawar offers real world advice about what clients want including care, competence, customising & communicating.

Sounds familiar?

The $250 trillion […]