Can you do ‘rubbing out’?

Pencil & eraserI 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 a sense of achievement, when we know how to rub out….

Can you do ‘rubbing out’?

It applies to life, just as much as work you are doing in class for a teacher. ‘Rubbing out’ gives you this wonderful sense of freedom, of starting again, of fixing mistakes.

But the first step is to check your work BEFORE you hand it in to your teacher, or you hand it in to ‘life’, so you know which bits need rubbing out and fixing.

This week, notice when you are handing something in, when you are committing it, and just before you do, check to see if anything needs rubbing out and fixing.

My best wishes, Paul

By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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About the Author:

People Alchemy’s founder and managing director is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations. Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, capability at work, workplace performance, and how L&D can be effective in these tough times. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work.

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