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May 25, 2022

Using SMART Goals to Re-Energize Yourself

Goals are a great way to measure progress, define priorities, and expand a knowledge area or skill you're passionate about. But it’s so easy to think about what we want to achieve in ambitious, nebulous terms rather than defining the specifics

May 30, 2019

Resisting Change

How do you feel about change? Are you the kind of person who actively seeks it out? Or, like many of us, do you often find yourself resisting change? There’s plenty of research out there on how people react to change. Not to mention several models around how to cope with change and encourage change […]

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October 30, 2018

Let's Talk L&D – #MTtalk Roundup

"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." – Brian Herbert, U.S. author About This Week's Chat When I facilitate training at large organizations, or lecture to business school students from big corporates, I often hear the same complaints. For example: team […]

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July 29, 2016

Personal Hygiene: Smelling a Distraction

If you were to ask any manager to list his or her most awkward topics of conversation with team members, personal hygiene would surely be near the top. There’s a clue in the name — yes, this time it is personal. An office radio can be turned down, desk interruptions can be limited with a “do […]

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October 7, 2014

Ridiculous and Remarkable

What drives you to do remarkable things? The answer came to me early yesterday morning, while sitting in my minivan, in a remote part of the Sussex countryside. It was still dark outside, and the van rocked on its axles as the rain lashed against the sides, carried on heavy gusts of a chilly autumn […]

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