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October 29, 2017

Love is not blind

It has been said by many over the centuries, and I think Rabbi Julius Gordon said it best. "Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less." This applies to any relationship, not just romantic ones. Look around you at your team and

October 27, 2017

Article: The first step to innovation is… (Better Business Focus)

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The first step to innovation is… turn off autopilot mode in your brain. Most people go through life with their brains on autopilot, unaware of interesting and different things that are going on around them all the time. When you do not see what’s going on around you, you don’t have the ideas and raw material input that is the essential first step

October 23, 2017

Are you a black & white or grey thinker?

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Do you need certainty, or can you tolerate a level of uncertainty? "Let me introduce you to two ways of thinking: 1. Binary thinking – right/wrong, yes/no, good/bad, start/finish. 2. Directional thinking – moving forward, a step closer, lighter grey/darker grey, an experiment, an opportunity to learn, smart-ish, safer, right-ish, wrong-ish, finished-ish." Daniel Priestly Which

October 16, 2017

Do you want to make an impact?

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"If your presence doesn't make an impact, your absence won't make a difference" Trey Smith Now, you may go through life uncaring as to whether you are making a difference, making an impact, and that's OK. But most people who imagine themselves looking back from their future would wish to be known for something. Indeed,

October 9, 2017

Can you do ‘rubbing out’?

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I received this story from Eleanor, who reads these weekly tips... On the bus I chatted to a sweet little girl (unknown to me), reception pupil I reckon. She enthusiastically informed me with a great sense of achievement, combined with relief, "Today we learned rubbing out!" I guess we can sometimes feel relieved, mixed with

October 3, 2017

Article: Informal learning – critically important, but neglected by Paul Matthews

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This article on informal learning and learning transfer was written for and originally published on and has been published here with TrainingZone's permisson. Informal learning is a big thing now in learning and development. The 70:20:10 model, and others, tells us that informal learning is vastly more important than you’d ever think given the