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October 30, 2014

News: Capability at Work Book Launch

Wherever there is poor performance, it is because someone is not capable of doing what needs to be done. Something is stopping them doing the job in front of them. People Alchemy founder and managing director, Paul Matthews, has written this new book to tackle poor performance and build capability. New bestseller: Capability at Work:

October 26, 2014

Your first day at work

Do you remember your first day at work? What was it like? Did you feel welcomed and were they ready for you? Or did they look at you in horror and say "I forgot it was today you were starting" and send you off to make the coffee? How would you like to be treated

October 22, 2014

Re-evaluate the Role of Internal Trainers

There’s always debate in large organisations around the pros and cons of using internal trainers over external. Questions are posed around real gains in efficiency, down-the-line benefits and whether we have people up to the job. I was on the receiving end of the decision to “go internal” many years ago. It became a pivotal

October 19, 2014

Communicating with feeling

The most effective communicators share more than just information, they also convey a feeling. When we meet others, they usually remember more about how you made them feel, than what you had to say. What feelings do you leave people with? Better question... What feelings do you want to leave people with? For the next

October 12, 2014

Back-to-back? Why?

Do you feel like you have meeting after meeting? Feels a bit crazy doesn't it. Meetings can be useful, and they can also be incredibly expensive wasters of time. Being a little more choosey about the meetings you attend can greatly increase your effectiveness by freeing up time. What would happen if you didn't go

October 5, 2014

Yesterday in the middle of today

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today." Cherokee Proverb Do you tend to look forward, or focus on your present, or tend to dwell on the past? Over the next few days, notice your own pattern, and ask others for their opinion on where you tend to focus. Which focus would be more