Blog and News
November 23, 2016

Do as I say – not as I do by Steve Lloyd

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Putting the learning back into the workflow Training as well as learning and development is undergoing quite a significant sea-change in thinking.  The realisation that traditional forms of training - face to face, online - no longer work in the manner that they used to, or ever worked in the manner that was intended, is

March 29, 2016

Follow the leader (Port Strategy Magazine article)

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December 2015 edition Follow the leader First, imagine that a Sabre tooth tiger is about to pounce on you. Second, imagine your boss tells you that you haven’t met your KPIs and you have just two weeks to shape up – or else. There’s an important connection here, says learning and development expert Paul Matthews. “Both events

March 10, 2016

L&D’s role as Performance Consultant – Seminar at CIPD L&D 2016

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L&D’s role as Performance Consultant We are pleased to announce that Paul Matthews will be holding a seminar "L&D's role as Performance Consultant" as part of the learning timetable at this year's CIPD Learning & Development exhibition. The modern role of L&D is focussed on performance, so L&D professionals need to know the basics of

March 9, 2016

Article: Learning & Development – An evolution or revolution?

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Learning & Development – An evolution or revolution? In a recent poll the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) posed this question and the result was unequivocally undecided with the following result: Evolution – 50% Revolution – 50% In this article Paul Matthews shares his thoughts in relation to the question: Neither and both. It reminds me of the old

October 27, 2015

Seminar: Why your strategy should start with behaviour change at eLN Conference 2015

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Behaviour Change at eLN Conference - Beyond 'click next'…digital learning solutions come of age on 11th November 2015 - London We are happy to announce that Paul Matthews, MD, has been invited to speak at a session at the first eLearning Network (eLN) one day conference. The eLN wanted to create an event that has a friendly and informal feel and one that

June 24, 2015

Event: The Training and Development Show Middle East, Dubai, 15 – 16 September 2015

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The Training & Development Show is now in its fourth year in the Middle East and growing fast. We are pleased to announce that Paul Matthews has been invited to hold a seminar on performance management and be part of Enthralltech's stand 435 at the show. Enthralltech are our business partners in India and will be showcasing

June 18, 2015

Event: New approach to performance management at Learning Live, London, 10 – 11 September 2015

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We look forward to attending this year’s Learning Live event with our partners at the Learning and Performance Institute. Paul Matthews, MD and performance support expert, will be presenting a new approach to performance management on day two of the conference. Learning Live Conference Programme

February 20, 2014

The link between leaders and learning

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I was asked to contribute to a super little booklet by our associates at Reed Learning: "The Little Book of Inspiration" contains inspiration from "pioneering thinkers from the Learning & Development world". I was really chuffed that they considered me a pioneering thinker, and also to be published alongside people who I have looked

January 19, 2014

News: Breakthrough new learning tool

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People Alchemy has launched the Alchemy Learning Pathway and is showcasing its ground-breaking new SaaS platform that accelerates the time to proficiency for people new into a role at Learning & Skills Exhibition in January 2014. The Alchemy Learning Pathway uses the latest informal learning concepts to 'manage' the 70% experiential and 20% social parts

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

July 31, 2013

ILM Edge article: management pitfalls

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In the summer issue of ILM’s Edge Magazine, Paul Matthews comments on how to manage the expectations of your new boss and the common failure to seek a role model or mentor. ILM Edge Management

July 16, 2013

Recommended reading: Informal Learning at Work

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In ask GrapevineHR July’s book review, Karly Olsen-Haveland, Head of People and Organisation Development (Sales) EMEA at Google, says: ‘Welcome to the learning ecosystem, or “learnscape”, of Informal Learning at Work that is Paul Matthews’ fresh approach on a well-known theory that informal learning has more impact than classroom, or formal, training.’ Grapevine Book Review

March 30, 2013

Informal Learning at Work – Book review by Dr Peter Honey

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Dr Peter Honey reviewed Paul Matthews' best seller Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times "I smiled my way through Paul Matthews’ book and I very much hope it will have more impact than my previous offerings. The continued underutilisation of work-based learning is short-sighted and wasteful. Informal learning opportunities are not only

March 14, 2013

Executive Grapevine article: The learning continuum

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How can organisations ensure their employees retain the information they learn during training courses? Organisations everywhere are trying to get more for less. Leaders are trying to get more out of their employees as they aim to raise their productivity levels and employees also want to develop their skills at work. This makes learning and

August 7, 2012

ILM survey and management survival tips video

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Shortage of skilled managers a major issue for UK plc according to new research More than nine out of ten (93 per cent) UK businesses believe they are at risk of being held back by a shortage of skilled managers, according to new research published today (Tuesday 7 August) by the Institute of Leadership &