Category: Paul’s Monday Tips

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Be wary of the power of ‘Why?’

Imagine you see someone, a colleague, a friend, even a partner, doing something wrong, and it matters to you. Or …

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If you don’t like where you are, keep moving.
The only way to change the scenery around you is to move.

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A checklist for when you think about managers

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday The local line manager, and their input into the learning transfer process, …

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Ever been certain of something, and wrong?

Have you ever been really certain of something, only later to find out you were wrong? Have you ever dismissed …

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What to ask yourself afterwards

Do you learn from what just happened? Or do you lose the learning by beating yourself up for failing?

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How to define a problem so you can solve it

Problems pile up and soak up your time. They glare at you from your to-do list and you’re not quite sure of the next step.

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How can you put salt in their oats?

First Monday of the month = L&D Monday You know, don’t you, that managers are critical for helping people apply …

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How to get more free time

Mark Twain said, “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”

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Do you really mean it?

Approach everything you care about as if you really, really mean it.
And I really, really mean it.

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Where does my time go?

You haven’t stopped all day. The day is done, but not that job you wanted to do today. Sound familiar? …

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