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June 28, 2015

Use ‘why’ power, not ‘will’ power

When you want to make a change, there is one key factor that determines whether you do what it takes to make the change stick. You need to use 'why' power rather than 'will' power. When the 'why' is big enough and clear enough, you will WANT to do what it takes. Think of a

June 24, 2015

Event: World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, Birmingham, 29 – 30 September 2015

The third and final event we will be attending in September is World of Learning. Meet us on stand D10 to see the face-lifted Alchemy Learning Pathway. "Informal Learning at Work" and "Capability at Work" best sellers by Paul Matthews will be on sale at show special. Paul Matthews, Managing Director, is running two sessions

June 24, 2015

Event: The Training and Development Show Middle East, Dubai, 15 – 16 September 2015

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The Training & Development Show is now in its fourth year in the Middle East and growing fast. We are pleased to announce that Paul Matthews has been invited to hold a seminar on performance management and be part of Enthralltech's stand 435 at the show. Enthralltech are our business partners in India and will be showcasing

June 21, 2015

3 routes to behaviour change, and what won’t work

According to BJ Fogg, a professor at Stanford University and expert in behavioural change, there are only three things that will lead to reliable long term behaviour change. 1. Epiphany 2. Change of context 3. Tiny habits over time What behaviour do you want to change, and who is doing it? How can you do

June 18, 2015

Event: New approach to performance management at Learning Live, London, 10 – 11 September 2015

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We look forward to attending this year’s Learning Live event with our partners at the Learning and Performance Institute. Paul Matthews, MD and performance support expert, will be presenting a new approach to performance management on day two of the conference. Learning Live Conference Programme

June 14, 2015

Who wins, you or your calendar?

Time poor? If you think your time and attention is your scarcest resource, then your calendar is the most important tool you have. You must make sure you control your calendar, and that it doesn't control you. Do you use your calendar to focus on spending time doing things to achieve your goals, or is

June 7, 2015

Elvis knew the answer

"Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do." Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Values are about what's important to all of us, including the people you manage. If you want them engaged and willing, and therefore productive, they need to see a connection between what they are asked