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March 30, 2013

Informal Learning at Work – Book review by Dr Peter Honey

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Dr Peter Honey reviewed Paul Matthews' best seller Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times "I smiled my way through Paul Matthews’ book and I very much hope it will have more impact than my previous offerings. The continued underutilisation of work-based learning is short-sighted and wasteful. Informal learning opportunities are not only

March 25, 2013

There is a platinum rule? Really?

The Golden Rule is 'Treat others as you would like to be treated.' But you are different to other people... aren't you? Some people like to be the centre of attention, others prefer the side-lines; some like to be given all the little details, others just want the big picture; some like to have everything

March 17, 2013

Essential wetware upgrades

Did you know that you are wetware? I didn't until recently. The computer or smartphone you are using is the hardware, the programs or apps running on it are the software, and you, my friend, are the wetware. The hardware and software go through regular upgrades to introduce new features and new capabilities to cope

March 14, 2013

Executive Grapevine article: The learning continuum

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How can organisations ensure their employees retain the information they learn during training courses? Organisations everywhere are trying to get more for less. Leaders are trying to get more out of their employees as they aim to raise their productivity levels and employees also want to develop their skills at work. This makes learning and

March 13, 2013

Tips for your learnscape this spring

The term learnscape was coined during the 1970s to denote areas set aside in schools where pupils could interact with the environment and learn from that interaction. It could have been a special plot in the grounds where they planted seeds, a frog pond to observe the frog’s life cycle, or an ant farm in

March 11, 2013

How do I love thee?

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." This is the first line of Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning, one of the most famous love poems in English literature. As a manager, how much do you love your team? More specifically, how many ways do you make it easy for them to do

March 4, 2013

Does your ‘but’ get in the way?

Your 'but' is really rather dangerous, and here's why. The word 'but' undoes the impact and meaning of the preceding statement. Consider... You did a great job on that report, but... You messed up that report, but... I will help you with your new project, but... The company vision is to expand operations globally, but...