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Are you an exception to the rule?

The Peter Principle: “In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties.” Laurence J. Peter’s theory postulates that most competent people are promoted until they reach a position that is …

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Why ‘pit stop thinking’ is what L&D needs now

During the current crisis, organisations have taken one of two approaches to adapt their L&D offering, with varying degrees of success. So, will your organisation default to online training, or will you take a pit stop and redesign your approach? …

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It matters how you eat an elephant

For as long as I can remember, I have known about the advice to ‘eat an elephant one bite at a time’ when dealing with a big task. I never knew what it really meant, until last week when I …

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Changing the lie

“If you never change your mind, why have one?” Edward de Bono This got me thinking, which changed my mind. Have you ever made an impulsive decision? Or agreed to something you later regret? Then what? Live the lie, or …

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#TJtalks: Paul Matthews on rebooting training for 2020 and beyond

I recently had a chance to catch up with Jon Kennard at Training Journal, discussing my new eBook ‘How to Reboot Training for 2020 and Beyond’. https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/video/tjtalks-paul-matthews-rebooting-training-2020-and-beyond If you’re in the process of moving your face to face into the …

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Your voice takes centre stage

When you are reduced to a 16:9 rectangle on a screen amongst other little rectangles, your voice becomes more important. How do you reach out from your little rectangle to change minds, motivate, be friendly, be noticed and leave a …

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The Learning Hack with John Helmer

LH #23 Learning Transfer with Paul Matthews

Interesting exchange with John Helmer about the business of ensuring that what is learned results in a real and measurable change in behaviours and performance… Here is the video My best wishes, Paul

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Your head is not an office

Are you using your mind as an office? Does it feel crammed full? Do you ever feel you have too many tabs open at once? While we can multitask, we cannot multifocus. There’s a difference, and trying to multifocus causes …

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