Tag Archives: training

Just because you train it, doesn’t mean you can do it!

I have just bought a new car.  50,000 miles sooner than I expected to, but that’s another story. As we know, car dealerships are a wonderful place for exercising your Negotiation muscles.  I tell people this all the time, and … Continue reading

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How not to delegate.

As Christmas approaches and stores fill up with scary amounts of extra stock that they hope will all magically vanish by Christmas Eve, I find myself thinking about the time when I was put in charge of stock ordering for … Continue reading

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What to do with poor performers

I’m not a golfer.  I’ve played a few times and never seemed to be able to connect properly. I once teed off on the first hole and the ball went rocketing sideways and I am told ended up ricocheting around … Continue reading

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What to do with Energy Sappers

When I was 15 I was told by my house captain of games (the school was made up of 26 houses of 50 boys: yes, it was a big school) that  I was to represent the house in the school … Continue reading

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How 2 recognise a watershed when you see it.

Warning:  this article contains elements which might be deemed by the sensitive reader to smack of self promotion.  If you tend to suffer from allergic reaction when someone tells you about something new they have been doing, please stop reading … Continue reading

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When will the Extraverts ever learn?

Last week I had a meeting with the Head of Organisational Development in a large public sector organisation.  I’d never been to their smart Headquarters before, so my genial and outgoing host enthusiastically showed me around.  It wasn’t long before … Continue reading

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