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September 24, 2017

Some emails are annoying, aren’t they!

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Sending an email? Will they do anything about it when they receive it? Or will it simply annoy them? We receive so many emails that your email better stand out for the right reasons, not the wrong ones. Write a list of the things that annoy you when you receive emails. Ask colleagues what annoys

September 17, 2017

I’m not a great wine drinker, but…

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Wine does not agree with me, but I was told organic wine may not have the same rather uncomfortable side effects. So, I drank organic wine... It reminded me that we fall into patterns of behaviour which we don't update as our life and opportunities around us change. Often, those patterns serve us well, but

September 12, 2017

Article: The effect of a blame culture (Better Business Focus)

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The effect of a blame culture Sadly, in many companies there is still the old-fashioned command and control management culture, which usually has a strong blame component. That is, if something goes wrong, managers look for someone to blame. Questions are asked such as ‘Whose fault was that?’ or ‘Who is to blame for this mess?’ The cure for micromanagement is to trust people and

September 11, 2017

The first step to innovation is…

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The first step to innovation is to turn off autopilot in your brain. Why? Because autopilot stops you noticing when things go well, and things that go well are the best input you have for innovation. This week, first notice, then get really curious about things that work well. Then think about how you can

September 6, 2017

Seminar: Learning transfer from classroom to workplace

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Join Paul Matthews for his free seminar at World of Learning on Learning transfer from classroom to workplace It seems Learning & Development are increasingly paying attention to learning transfer. Anyone who has ever attended a training course themselves (that's everybody, right?) is well aware that little of what is learned in the classroom gets embedded

September 3, 2017

The wisdom of a bumble bee

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A bumble bee has a lot to do, and not much time to do it in. Sound familiar? I watched a bumble bee a few days ago, flying from flower to flower in a confusing array of geraniums. And then I noticed something. > It was only harvesting from flowers that were the same colour,