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July 30, 2018

People Alchemy on G-Cloud 10

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We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted as a supplier by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on the latest Government’s G-Cloud Framework, G-Cloud 10. G-Cloud is a government initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the UK Government, which aims to provide a single repository of cloud-based

July 30, 2018

Intelligence vs. creativity

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When we try to solve a problem with intelligence, we look for what is known. When we use creativity, we imagine what is unknown. If you have been struggling with a problem for a while, and most of us have something we would like to solve/fix, have you been using intelligence or creativity? To

July 22, 2018

Beware of conventional wisdom

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Conventional wisdom refers to the commonly held beliefs, ideas and assumptions that a community or population has about an issue. These lead to a set of expectations, interpretations and explanations that people assume are true. As a result, the ideas embedded in conventional wisdom are rarely challenged. Even if people acknowledge there is a

July 15, 2018

Failed at something recently?

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A few days ago, I found out that I had failed at something that was very important to me. It didn't feel good at all, so to take my mind off it I watched a movie and heard the line... "Our failures are the steps we climb." That helped me remember that failures are

July 9, 2018

Some people are weird!

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People are weird and do weird stuff, don't they. I mean, you would never do that kind of stuff so surely there must be something strange or wrong with them? Instead of assuming the worst about the other person, ask yourself: > What's the rest of their story? What's missing from the small part

July 6, 2018

Article: Performance Consulting – ensuring a project adds real value

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Performance Consulting isn't just for management consultants. It's for anyone who wants to make a lasting change in an organisation, including HR, L&D and OD professionals. In this article Beryl Oldham, Managing Director at Complete Learning Solutions, discussed with Paul Matthews how a performance consulting process can help tackling business problems strategically: "Performance Consulting

July 4, 2018

Magazine excerpt: The weakest link

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Paul Matthews, CEO and L&D expert was recently invited to write an article for Training Journal magazine. He argues that to deliver performance improvement we must focus on training transfer. "Learning transfer underpins the whole notion of training, and yet too often we focus on the transmission of information from the trainer to the

July 1, 2018

Good, cheap and fast

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I saw a cartoon the other day. It said... We offer three kinds of services. GOOD. CHEAP. FAST. But you can only pick two. GOOD and CHEAP won't be FAST. FAST and GOOD won't be CHEAP. CHEAP and FAST won't be GOOD. Think of what you provide to others and whether you are trying