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SCOTLAND UPDATE: Aberdeen announced as new 2014 Indigo venue.

For a full list of all our 2014 Scotland dates, simply click on this link 2014 Scotland Training Calendar Continue reading

Lean project management – isn’t that the point?

When an organisation needs to make a strategic improvement, it needs to flex its project management muscles.  Good project managers get to work defining and planning the project – identifying key deliverables.  The deliverables are the benefits that will be … Continue reading

Your project’s failed – You’re fired!

With the Apprentice TV programme in full flow on the BBC, I could not resist using this headline for my latest blog. However, this is not an uncommon response in the real world! Projects are often high risk low reward. Often, if your projects are a success, you are then tasked with a new, higher risk project, with little praise for your success to date! If (as many can be) you have an unsuccessful project, it can be expensive and embarrassing! Continue reading

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it

Bill Barnett – 8th May 2013 I had a fantastic day training yesterday, courtesy of my good friends at Indigo, playing on their “Managing Stakeholders” simulator. The simulator is a great piece of kit, which actually takes participants interactively through … Continue reading

What makes a Best Man?

I made some pretty big decisions around that time. One such decision was ‘who to have as my Best Man’. So what are the criteria for a good ‘Best Man’? Well, my Best Man, Andy, was first and foremost a great friend. He was (and still is!) liked by many for being trustworthy, great fun and a witty. Continue reading

Ellie Whiteside joins the Indigo team…

We are delighted to formally announce that Ellie Whiteside is the latest addition to the Indigo Consultant team. Ellie joins us with an impressive 5 years’ experience, developing training strategies for some of the world’s most successful organisations. She brings a wide range of skills to help organisations liberate their training potential and maximise the development strategies. Continue reading

The Indigo Sessions – Try before you buy free webinars.

We are thrilled to announce the next series of our hugely popular FREE, 45-minute introductory webinars. These hour long, online, interactive events let you ‘try before you buy’ – giving you an overview of our most popular workshops from the comfort of your desk. Continue reading

Indigo Scotland – New Dates for your diary – Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dundee

Of course, we at Indigo have known Scotland is a thriving business community. We have been delivering our events to some of Scotland’s biggest private and public sector organisations for many years, and we are thrilled to announce the rest of the 2013 open workshop dates are now live on our website. Continue reading

Do you sound like the expert that you are?

“I know everything there is to know about my product, business and industry”. We are all specialists and experts in our given field/areas. We can speak for hours on end in terms of what we do, how we do it, … Continue reading

Why should I read this?

When asked to produce a document, what is the first thing you do? Personally, mine was to turn on my computer, open Word and start typing. A professional writer however will spend up to 40% of their time planning, 25% drafting and 35% editing; that’s why their writing gets read. Continue reading

Can you laterally think?

Personally I have, until recently, considered ‘lateral thinking’ to be a buzz-phrase. Often when I hear it, my children are preparing a contrived, stupendously hard to answer question, with a blatantly obvious solution – existing only in hindsight. These playful … Continue reading