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February 23, 2014

Sick or healthy?

You may have heard the saying... "If you are sick, you have one wish. If you are healthy, you have many." How does this apply to your team? If your team is not 'healthy' in some way, it will only be able to focus on what's going wrong. This leads to blame, moaning about circumstances,

February 20, 2014

The link between leaders and learning

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I was asked to contribute to a super little booklet by our associates at Reed Learning: "The Little Book of Inspiration" contains inspiration from "pioneering thinkers from the Learning & Development world". I was really chuffed that they considered me a pioneering thinker, and also to be published alongside people who I have looked

February 16, 2014

Decision making, or consequence choosing?

I had the good fortune to spend the day with an exceptional leader last week, and he said something that really made me stop and think... "Don't call it decision-making, call it choosing consequences." Somehow this subtle shift in emphasis makes any decision easier, especially when you realise that not making the decision also has

February 13, 2014

Managing poor work performance

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Do all your employees meet all of your workplace standards most of the time? If the answer is “no”, there's work to do. Poor work performance is a common complaint. It's usually not very well addressed, often because it's so minor that managers feel that to deal with it is petty. It's like a tiny

February 9, 2014

How to teach your team so they learn

It can be frustrating when you try and teach someone something, and they don't seem to get it, they don't seem to learn it. So what's going wrong? Think back to what you have learned. How did you learn? In a classroom? By trial and error? From talking with a colleague? How? Of the different

February 1, 2014

Who is to blame for your circumstances?

Leo Tolstoy said "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." How much of what you see around you is because of who you are, how you think, and how you behave? Are you a victim of circumstance, or can you change your circumstances? Look at people around you who