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January 28, 2013

Understanding informal learning is vital for organisational success

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Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times - Paul Matthews, already well-established as a speaker and magazine contributor has written a ground-breaking book on informal learning. Within a week of being published, it achieved the #1 bestseller accolade in two Amazon business categories. There is a steadily growing awareness that informal

January 27, 2013

Are you really that bad?

Many resolutions and goals we set for ourselves are about 'keeping up with the neighbour'. We often compare our weaknesses with other's strengths, and see ourselves as less than what we think we should be. We then try to 'close the gap' by focussing on our weakness. Instead, try focusing on your strengths. You'd be

January 20, 2013

Do you have a feedback gap?

Feedback gaps occur when employees need more frequent and/or higher quality feedback than they get. Remember, feedback = constructive and meaningful conversations about personal aspirations, performance, potential, and development. Do you get enough feedback from your boss? Do you give people on your team enough feedback? If asked, would they say they get enough feedback

January 13, 2013

The gift of your presence

What does it feel like when you are speaking on the phone and you can hear the other person on their keyboard? What does it feel like when you are meeting with someone and they seem more interested in their texts or paperwork than you? Don't be 'absent' when you are interacting with someone. Be