Blog and News
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

February 18, 2019

Do you operate like a thermostat or a thermometer?

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A thermometer measures the current temperature but has no control over it. A thermostat measures the current temperature, then takes action to reach a set temperature. Do you measure (notice) your current reality and just tolerate it, like a thermometer? Or do you take action like a thermostat when you want things to be

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

December 1, 2015

“Managing Performance: An Alternative Approach” Webinar on 14 January 2016

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Paul Matthews is running a BrightTalk Webinar  on "Managing Performance: An Alternative Approach" on Tuesday 14th January 2016 at 11.00 h The traditional performance management approach of ratings and annual appraisals is under fire, and rightly so. But what do you do instead? This webinar is a shortened version of Paul's all day workshop at December’s CIPD

October 5, 2015

CIPD Performance Management 2015: Alternative Approaches to Managing Performance

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We are very excited to announce that Paul Matthews, our MD, will be running an all day workshop at this year's CIPD Performance Management Conference on Wednesday 2nd December. The focus will be on how to coach line managers to conduct effective performance management conversations and how you can remove the barriers to performance.

July 22, 2015

Seminar: Unlocking Hidden Capabilities at CIPD ACE 2015

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At the CIPD Annual Conference industry leaders and organisations across all sectors share ideas and solutions you need to transform your HR strategies. We are very excited that Paul Matthews, MD, joins the panel of speakers for the first time this year. His masterclass on Capability and Performance Management takes place on day 2

November 20, 2013

TJ Feature article: Capability – It’s a slippery concept, says Paul Matthews

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Capability is a slippery concept, says Paul Matthews in a feature in the Training Journal November 2013 edition. HR and L&D need to expand their idea of capability so that it matches the wider perspective of how the business thinks of it. Capability comes down to a simple question: can the worker do the task

January 28, 2013

Understanding informal learning is vital for organisational success

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Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times - Paul Matthews, already well-established as a speaker and magazine contributor has written a ground-breaking book on informal learning. Within a week of being published, it achieved the #1 bestseller accolade in two Amazon business categories. There is a steadily growing awareness that informal