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A story about learning and development – on a journey

In this new article for The People Development Magazine I am discussing an analogy about learning and development to illustrate the critical role L&D have in your organisation. Read the article here. My best wishes, Paul

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And the circus came to town

I was talking with someone last week about the need for marketing within L&D to get the various stakeholders engaged with L&D initiatives. They had a rather narrow view of what marketing is. So I related an old story that …

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How ‘what you know’ can hurt you

Mark Twain said “It is not what we don’t know that gets us into trouble. It is what we think we know for sure.” What we think we know for sure becomes a blind spot because we stop examining it, …

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Designing learning experiences that work

I really enjoyed this discussion. Rob Browton asked some penetrating questions, and we covered a lot of ground talking about some really useful and practical stuff. I find that what people really want is the ‘how-to’ aspect of designing learning …

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Advice from a samurai

It happened a long, long time ago in Japan. A man ran a popular tea shop and was a master of the tea ceremony. People came from far and wide to experience the way he made tea for them. One …

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It’s not the message that matters

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday I will do an L&D tip from now on the first Monday of each month. It is the area I am better known for after writing three books on L&D, and numerous …

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Your reputation for confidence

Confidence is an interesting concept. You can have confidence in yourself, or others can have confidence in you. From the inside it manifests as self-belief and from the outside as support, trust, and a mandate to continue. When one element …

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‘How to reboot training’ ebook has changed so much

It means so much to get feedback like this… “I read ‘How to Reboot Training Post Pandemic’ and enjoyed it. I was on furlough; my job didn’t exist in its usual form (there were no volunteers to coordinate!). Now we’re …

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