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October 28, 2018

Bouncing 3-week-old baby book!

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It is done. I now have a 3-week-old bouncing baby book making its older siblings jealous of all the attention it's getting :-) The book helps you help others who have been on a training course use what they learned on the course. If you are a manager, this is one of your jobs.

October 21, 2018

How are you going to be meaningful?

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I saw this great quote a few days ago... "Are you here to do something or just for something to do?"* That made me think! Do I want to do something that is meaningful? Or just do whatever stuff turns up? If I want to do something that matters, what is it? Who would

October 14, 2018

Bad news isn’t wine!

As former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell once said, "Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age." 'Bad news' takes many forms. Is there any bad news you are currently holding onto because you fear the consequences of releasing it? Think carefully... What would you, and perhaps others lose? What's the worst

October 10, 2018

Paul Matthews’ new book has finally been published

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Today is a big day! It's the official launch of Paul Matthews' new book 'Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance'. It's been a long journey and I'm grateful for the many contributions that have added a richness of thought I could never have achieved on my own... I hope you

October 9, 2018

How to find out the real cause of poor performance

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Many organisations struggle with poor performance. Despite investing in various training, learning and development initiatives they seem unable to solve the performance puzzle. They cannot get to the real underlying cause of the lack of performance, and so it continues. Think about it this way – wherever there is poor performance, it is simply because someone is not capable of doing

October 7, 2018

Managing risk vs opportunity

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"Our fears always outnumber our dangers." (Latin proverb) Our fears are just our mind running away with thoughts of negative consequences at the hint of danger, and yet so often our fears are groundless and nothing bad happens. Should we fear 'just in case'? Is fear a form of risk management? What is the