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Kitten playing in a freezer

Are you in the freezer?

Someone asked me yesterday, “Are you in the freezer, or are you moving?” An interesting conversation opener! He went on to explain he could see amongst his friends these two responses to the pandemic. There are those who are staying …

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Nudge with a bumper car

Podcast: From Scratch #149 How nudge theory can help learning and development

I enjoyed exploring nudge theory with Martin Couzins and Nigel Paine and discussing how learning professionals could benefit from adopting nudge techniques to encourage behaviour change. http://fromscratchpodcast.com/audio/from-scratch-149-how-nudge-theory-can-help-learning-and-development/ My best wishes, Paul

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Sun breaking through clouds

What’s new for me?

My life has changed a lot during this huge, albeit enforced, global lockdown experiment. I am finding it quite an intriguing time for a re-evaluation of both my life and my work, and figuring out what’s really important when some …

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Creating a new normal in a changing world

eBook on surviving the Coronavirus lockdown and social incarceration

I was asked three days ago to contribute an article to an eBook to help people both cope with what’s happening and look ahead. The project blossomed and grew much larger than originally planned because so many people wanted to …

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The word 'now' in several langauges

What do I do!!!?

It is clear there will be a fundamental schism: before COVID-19, during COVID-19, and after COVID-19 when a new normal emerges. For some right now, survival is the only item on their to-do list. My heart goes out to you. …

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Elephant in the room

The sneaky elephant in the L&D room

In my new article on the WOL blog, I introduce the fourth sneaky elephant of most L&D departments. Have you seen yours? https://www.learnevents.com/blog/2020/03/23/the-sneaky-elephant-in-the-ld-room/ My best wishes, Paul

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Mountain stream moody weather

The stream and the storm

Once upon a time, there was a stream, tumbling over stones and winding slowly through the fields and hedgerows. A storm came and the heavy rain washed off the hills. The stream changed. How could it not? The once placid …

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covid-19 in rear view mirror

Next event depends on COVID-19

Most of the bookings I had to speak at events over the next few months have been cancelled or postponed, one until September 2021, and it is a very fluid situation. It will be good when we see COVID-19 in …

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