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Archer taking shot

Ready, Fire, Aim

The prevailing mantra, reinforced in the movies, is ready, aim, fire.And the hero or heroine pulls off an impossible shot and saves the day! This mantra is based on the idea that you only have one shot to get whatever …

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Stubborn billboard

Can being stubborn kill you?

Well, this billboard from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests it can. And the graffiti artist disagrees 🙂 Are you stubborn? Think of one thing that you know you should be doing but are not doing. Perhaps …

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My keynote at L&D Pro on 11th Nov

It’ll be great to deliver the keynote ‘Moving the biggest elephant’ at the L&D Pro virtual conference on 11 November. Here’s a brief intro to the session https://youtu.be/watTEeAEaNo Here’s the link for more info and to book your ticket https://www.lnd-pro.de/programm/keynotes/keynotespeaker/moving-the-biggest-elephant …

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Carpenter using measure

Measure twice, cut once

There is a saying in the carpentry world, “Measure twice, cut once”. I am sure there are similar aphorisms in other professions to ensure that sufficient checks are made before commitment. For example, surgeons and pilots have checklists, and I …

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What are your principles?

Someone asked me about principles recently. I struggled to find an answer. Groucho Marx made the joke: “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.” The joke is only funny because we consider principles …

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21st Employment Law Conference & Exhibition on 19th November 2020

I look forward to the 21st Employment Law Conference where I have been a regular speaker over the last few years. This year it’s all virtual and my topic is ‘How to redesign training in our COVID world’. Spaces are limited …

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Please do not disturb board

Don’t listen to the other voices

Last week I talked about each of the jobs on your to-do list having a voice. They still do. So, when you choose a job from your list to do next, you need to ignore the voices of the other …

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The ‘voice’ of your to-do list

Each of the jobs on your list has a ‘voice’. Listen. Can you hear them calling you? Which voices do you respond to first? The loud ones, the seductive ones, the angry ones, the happy ones? What other types of …

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