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July 31, 2011

‘Got a minute?’ is never a minute

If you are a manager, you hear this all the time - "got a minute". One thing for sure, "got a minute" is never a minute. You want to be accessible, but you also you have your own task list to wade through. A very simple ploy to limit the time on these interruptions is

July 31, 2011

Who are you?

We live in a curious world where it appears that 'things just happen' and where control over events seems limited. Whether or not you believe you have responsibility for what's happening, you always have choices about how to respond. If you perceive yourself as a victim of events outside your control, you instantly become helpless

July 28, 2011

News: Alchemy for Managers goes mobile

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People Alchemy joined leading L&D suppliers at September’s World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, where it launched its latest addition to Alchemy for Mangers, a web version for smart phones and tablets. The premise is simple – every manager needs extensive amounts of information and skill to do their job. And no manager can ever

July 24, 2011

New thinking to save the day

"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday's logic." Peter Drucker And most would say that today we are in turbulent times. Stop and consider... what are you thinking or doing that does not seem to work anymore? No matter how safe that old way might

July 17, 2011

Make sure bad news travels fast

If bad news travels slowly in your organisation, then you have a problem. It means people are trying to hide mistakes or problems. Why would they do that? Probably because there is a blame culture. The result? The issue does not get addressed and the organisation does not learn and improve. Do you work in

July 7, 2011

Too simple to learn from?

I was speaking with a very experienced management consultant this week. He has masterminded the turnaround of many medium sized companies from almost dead to thriving. He knows his stuff! He has been using Alchemy for some time and said as well as the topics, he also really liked the tips and looks forward to

July 3, 2011

Innovation: a key ingredient of success

Innovation is about putting great ideas into practice and getting a good result. And here is where it gets easier. It does not have to be your idea! James Dyson noticed that his Hoover wasn't very efficient. He then noticed how efficiently a vortex extractor removed sawdust from the air in a local saw mill,

July 1, 2011

News: TTM Associates new Middle East distributor

TTM Associates has joined the Alchemy family as a distributor across 18 countries in the Middle East region. TTM provides a range of consultancy and learning solutions to major organisations and are looking forward to including Alchemy for Managers in their portfolio.