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January 26, 2014

Outputs vs. Outcomes. Different?

Are outputs and outcomes different? What do you think? We always get outputs, but do we always get the outcome we want? Too often we focus only on achieving specific outputs, and this can blind us to alternative ways of achieving our outcomes. One of the reasons we focus on outputs, is because they are

January 20, 2014

Alone or together?

There is an African proverb: "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." Does this make sense to you? Does it feel right? How can it be applied in your world, on your journey? How does it relate to the things on your to-do list? How does

January 19, 2014

News: Breakthrough new learning tool

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People Alchemy has launched the Alchemy Learning Pathway and is showcasing its ground-breaking new SaaS platform that accelerates the time to proficiency for people new into a role at Learning & Skills Exhibition in January 2014. The Alchemy Learning Pathway uses the latest informal learning concepts to 'manage' the 70% experiential and 20% social parts

January 15, 2014

The Strengths Approach

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In a previous blog I posed the question: are you doing what you love or what you’re good at, and does it matter anyway? In that blog, I concluded that not only does it matter but it can significantly change the quality of your life! This was in the context of discussing a tool that

January 11, 2014

Functional fixedness. Do you do it?

Any five-year-old has no trouble turning an old blanket and a couple of chairs into an impenetrable fort. But as we get older, knowledge and experience increasingly displace imagination and our ability to see an object for anything other than its original purpose. Functional fixedness blocks our ability to use old tools in novel ways,

January 5, 2014

Are you dependable?

Dependability is often the top quality that people look for in the business world. Think of your own reaction when other people .. Don't do what they say they are going to do .. Don't turn up on time .. Don't respond to voice mails or email in reasonable time .. Don't keep organised, so