Blog and News
August 8, 2019

“Leadership and Learning and how leadership programmes can fail!” by Paul Matthews

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If your leadership development programmes are not quite getting the results you had hoped for, the good news is, it can be fixed. Leadership is often seen as the answer to all sorts of problems. The cry goes up for leadership and for leaders who will swoop in with capes flying and save the

July 11, 2019

Paul Matthews sharing L&D thought leadership at WOL Conference 2019

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On 15 & 16 October at the NEC, Birmingham, the World of Learning Conference 2019 will enable Learning & Development (L&D) professionals to learn from industry leaders and to network with peers. The carefully procured conference programme will provide real-world insights from organisations including Next, Santander UK, Hilti, Scottish Social Services Council, and Wales

May 1, 2019

Article: Is learning the right focus for Learning & Development people?

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In the May Better Business Focus, Paul Matthews asks if learning is the right focus for Learning & Development people... The goal of the learning and development person is to help people learn. That makes sense doesn’t it? After all that is their job title. But what does the organisation really need? Organisations need

April 15, 2019

Online Performance Support for Learning at Work Week 2019

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Alchemy Assistant performance support toolkit for your managers and all employees during Learning at Work Week 2019. Have you signed up for the biggest celebration of learning at work? The Campaign for Learning's Learning at Work Week takes place from 13th – 19th May this year. It inspires building a culture of learning in

March 12, 2019

Article: Pseudo-profound bullshxt exists

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In the March Better Business Focus, Paul Matthews ponders the existence of pseudo-profound bullshit in a work context This research amused me and my apologies to those who may not like the term used by the researchers. According to Artur Nilsson and his colleagues at Lund University in Sweden, pseudo-profound bullshit refers to the

December 5, 2018

Book review: Learning Transfer at Work by Janet North

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Last week, Training Journal Editor Jon Kennard gave his blog over to Janet North to review Paul Matthews' latest book 'Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance': Janet writes "The primary purpose of training should be improved employee performance. Can any of us disagree with this statement? However, many training interventions

November 13, 2018

Article: How are you going to be meaningful?

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In November's Better Business Focus, Paul Matthews' asks how  you are going to be meaningful? 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

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

September 6, 2018

Getting ready for World of Learning 2018

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*** World of Learning Exhibition and Conference on 16 - 17 October 2018 has been an gone. It was a great show for us and the topic of Learning Transfer is certainly heating up in the L&D arena. If you missed it, Jon Kennard did a brief Training Journal podcast with Paul Matthews during

August 8, 2018

Event: Engaging the Modern Learner

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Autonomy eDay "Engaging the Modern Learner" on 26 September 2018, Bute Mills, Luton Make learning part of ‘everyday’ - anytime, anywhere... Even in Luton! You don’t have to reinvent the wheel! With 70:20:10 as a concept, industry expert and renowned author Paul Matthews will highlight the changing role of Learning & Development, from ‘producing and delivering’ to ‘creating and

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 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

June 26, 2018

Webinar: How do you ensure learning transfer from your training?

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As part of the monthly Training Journal #TJwow webinars, Paul Matthews will be on the panel when the question for discussion is 'How do you ensure learning transfer from your training?'. The other speakers are Ina Weinbauer-Heidel, Institut fur Transferwirksamkeit and Emma Weber, Lever - Transfer of Learning. Paul says “I am really looking forward to