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March 29, 2016

Follow the leader (Port Strategy Magazine article)

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December 2015 edition Follow the leader First, imagine that a Sabre tooth tiger is about to pounce on you. Second, imagine your boss tells you that you haven’t met your KPIs and you have just two weeks to shape up – or else. There’s an important connection here, says learning and development expert Paul Matthews. “Both events

March 21, 2016

A performance checklist

Peter Drucker once noted, "The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager." If you are a manager, you may be tempted to reply, "They don't have the skills they need", "They don't care if the job gets done", "The admin people keep causing them problems", "The company doesn't

March 13, 2016

The ugly incident in the supermarket

Someone sent me this quote. Thanks Ella :-) I have seen it before, but it resonated with me today because I saw a rather ugly incident in a supermarket. "I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be." Author unknown. What

March 10, 2016

L&D’s role as Performance Consultant – Seminar at CIPD L&D 2016

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L&D’s role as Performance Consultant We are pleased to announce that Paul Matthews will be holding a seminar "L&D's role as Performance Consultant" as part of the learning timetable at this year's CIPD Learning & Development exhibition. The modern role of L&D is focussed on performance, so L&D professionals need to know the basics of

March 9, 2016

Article: Learning & Development – An evolution or revolution?

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Learning & Development – An evolution or revolution? In a recent poll the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) posed this question and the result was unequivocally undecided with the following result: Evolution – 50% Revolution – 50% In this article Paul Matthews shares his thoughts in relation to the question: Neither and both. It reminds me of the old

March 6, 2016

It’s a good day today… or is it?

What do you think about the coming day? Do you think it's going be a good one, or a bad one, or do you just sleepwalk into the day in a kind of fatalistic way letting it happen around you and to you? Do you think it would make a difference in your experience of