Category: Paul’s Monday Tips

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New Year resolutions – some powerful thoughts

How are your New Years resolutions going? Or other goals you’re working towards? Here are some simple but powerful thoughts about goals and dreams.

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What does an Alchemist do in 2023?

Make 2023 the year you focus on tangibly improving impact from your L&D interventions. How? Focus on learning transfer.

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What does an Alchemist do in the New Year?

The New Year has started. There is another way to think about what you want to achieve…

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What does an Alchemist do at Christmas?

At Christmas, our thoughts turn to others. What could we give them? How can we make this time special for them? Who else could we include in some way?

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Ostriches don’t have difficult conversations

There are times when you know that you should talk with someone, but don’t. Ostriches are famed for not wanting to see the elephant in the room either…

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Catch them doing something right

Many of the ideas of management grew out of the latter stages of the industrial revolution. Do your managers seek to catch people doing something wrong, or catch them doing something right?

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We need a strategy to fix this

“We need a strategy to fix this” – But what is a strategy anyway? I notice that many people get confused between strategy and planning…

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Change can be viral

One of the most significant determinants of learning transfer is the culture of the organisation. Culture is the sea where all learning transfer activities swim.

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How to get your ducks in a row

I have been working on a project recently and suddenly realised that I was making a classic mistake. I was waiting until I had everything ‘ready’ before starting.

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Henry Ford was right

You are delivering a training course and your outcome is that as a result, the trainees will do their jobs better. Do the trainees believe they can change the way they do things?

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