Blog and News
September 18, 2019

Don’t miss this year’s World of Learning Conference & Exhibition

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As topics like Learning Transfer and Apprenticeships are high up on the L&D agenda, we are getting ready for World of Learning Conference & Exhibition at the NEC from 15 - 16 October 2019. A few months ago, we launched the Performance100 online software that ensures learning in your organisation delivers performance and will

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

June 22, 2019

Happy anniversaries to me!

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My blog is a little different this morning. I have two anniversaries to celebrate. The first Monday morning tip went out in June 2009 so I have been doing them for 10 years. Little did I imagine when I started that I would write over 500 of them; and you can see them all

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

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

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 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

January 16, 2018

Seminar: The nuts & bolts of learning transfer

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As every year, Learning Technologies exhibition 2018 offers an impressive lineup of free seminars. Whether you are a corporate L&D professional or a face to face training provider, if you want to find out how to achieve real performance improvement and business outcomes following traditional training intervention, don't miss "The nuts & bolts of

December 12, 2017

The Elephant in the Room by Paul Matthews

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Paul Matthews examines the learning transfer mindset in his article for Training Journal's September 2017 edition So what is learning transfer? Like many terms, the phrase seems to mean different things to different people. In organisational learning, it usually refers to the operationalisation of ‘learning’ that has happened in a prior formal event such as a training course, or an e-learning course. Every definition

October 27, 2017

Article: The first step to innovation is… (Better Business Focus)

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The first step to innovation is… turn off autopilot mode in your brain. Most people go through life with their brains on autopilot, unaware of interesting and different things that are going on around them all the time. When you do not see what’s going on around you, you don’t have the ideas and raw material input that is the essential first step