Emotional Intelligence

With a financial year-end looming for many of us, especially in the Automotive industry, a solid and productive finish is the aim of the game. For those in customer-facing roles, being able to understand the customer is a key driver when it comes to securing the all-important deal while still ensuring that the customer experience…

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Performance

As we reach the final month of the financial year, we understand the importance of raising our performance and our will to succeed. We can liken it to the teams playing in the current Six Nations Rugby Championships – players train hard to succeed at club level rugby all season, but with the final goal…

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EQ or IQ

GMD is delighted to be working with Dr Mark Pegg from Ashridge Executive Education, on a number of learning initiatives around Emotional Intelligence, Wellbeing and Mental Health awareness within the workplace, here are his thoughts around IQ vs, EQ. One of the joys of working in learning and development and business at the same time…

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year, New You? As we approach the end of the first month of 2020, it is a good time for reflection and especially time to look at how the resolutions that many of us have made have held fast. For hundreds, if not thousands of years now, people have used the beginning of a…

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Electric Vehicle

While there has been an acceleration in the advancement of smartphone technology, smart homes, electric vehicles and even smart wearables, they are all still limited by one thing – power. The limitations of the lithium-ion battery has meant that battery technology has not advanced in decades, but it seems that now as we enter a…

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Electric Vehicle

Believe it or not, the first electric vehicle was made in 1884. However, the high cost, low top speed and short-range meant that the more reliable internal combustion engine quickly took over. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 21st century that with increased concern over the environmental impact of the emissions from petrol and…

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Health and Wellbeing

Did you know that mental ill-health is now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK? Recent surveys showed that circa 40% of employees questioned stated that they had experienced a work-related mental health issue in the last year and that the estimated cost for mental ill-health in the workplace is over £1000 per…

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Personality Profiling

When it comes to recruiting, there are three main considerations we need to make when it comes to hiring the right candidate for your business: Does the candidate posses the correct skills and experience for the job criteria? Do they have the necessary enthusiasm and motivation to perform well in the job? Will their personality…

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Budget

Every business has a budget; how you approach it and then manage it, can vary according to the set up of your organisation. Many years ago, the word budget meant ‘pouch’ or ‘purse’. Translate that into the 21st-century and it equates to ‘what’s in the purse’, or how much money do you have to spend.…

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Management and Leadership Accreditation

GMD has focused on successfully developing managers and leaders in the retail automotive sector since 2001. As an Approved Centre by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for Management and Leadership accreditations, we can offer IMI Quality Assured Programmes and accreditation to enable your business to demonstrate your management competency levels. But what benefits…

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