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December 17, 2017

A fairground ride into the future

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How has 2017 been for you? A roller coaster ride, or a more predictable ride on the carousel? When you started the year, which did you want? It's worth starting to think about 2018 and what you want from it. Even though you can't see what's coming, you CAN influence what turns up. One thing

December 12, 2017

The Elephant in the Room by Paul Matthews

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Paul Matthews examines the learning transfer mindset in his article for Training Journal's September 2017 edition So what is learning transfer? Like many terms, the phrase seems to mean different things to different people. In organisational learning, it usually refers to the operationalisation of ‘learning’ that has happened in a prior formal event such as a training course, or an e-learning course. Every definition

December 10, 2017

I don’t know what to do next

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"When we say out loud what we don't know, it increases the likelihood that someone who does know will offer help." @simonsinek It seems so obvious, yet I don't admit to not knowing, or ask for help as often as I could. Do you? This week, perhaps as you are paying attention to what you

December 5, 2017

Getting to know the name of their dog by Martin Haworth

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We all know how valuable it is to build rapport and ultimately trust with people. It's not only a good way to lead (if that's your role), but it also is just a nice way to be and creates good, lasting relationships. When we create trusting relationships, we feel fulfilled and occasionally, it brings tangible

December 3, 2017

Some people do it with ease, and others struggle

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Connections and relationships are at the heart of most of what we do, and who we do it for. The quality of our relationships has a direct effect on how much we can 'lean' on them to help us succeed, to get us out of trouble. On the other hand, poor quality relationships can get