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Sep 17

identify your time bandits

Published by Ralph Moody

To be effective at anything in life we have to be able to manage time.  If we don’t manage time then quickly our life can become confusing, and before we know it, we are not completing anything we want to do.  Our working day can then become chaos where we are struggling to keep our head above water as the river forever increasing tasks starts to take over.

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Sep 13

what is a perfect day?

Published by Claire Moody

How often do you walk away from work, frustrated and disappointed the day has not gone as planned? Do you ever reflect on the day and ask yourself what has happened through the day? What was good and what would you like to be different, what would you change. I think it is deeper than that when you look at the day.

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Sep 10

the importance of continuing professional development

Published by Scott Fraser

Like everything we do in life, if we don’t do things continually or refresh / re-visit skills we’ve acquired, we can get what’s called “skills fade”.  If then your skills have faded as a Trainer, how can you expect to be able to give your people the very best training sessions?

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Sep 06

just start living

Published by Ralph Moody

I was so sad to hear the news about Rachael Bland who died yesterday from Cancer aged 40.  Along with BBC colleagues, she compiled an audio blog, which was all about her journey dealing with Cancer.  Her approach was, to be honest, and talk about things and not to hide anything.  I first heard Rachael on BBC 5-Live talking about her condition, and I found myself becoming very emotional, particularly when she spoke about her young son.

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Sep 03

ask yourself the question are you present in a conversation

Published by Claire Moody

Being fully present is a funny question, and if you ask someone who has not done any coaching, they will say ‘yes’ and not think much more about it. So, my question to you is to reflect on what is being fully present?

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Aug 30

failure is not an option

Published by Ralph Moody

One of my heroes is Gene Kranz who is famous as the Flight Director on the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon. As I am sure you are aware, Apollo 13 never landed on the Moon; it had to use the Moon’s gravity as a catapult to return to earth.   I remember this story, not from the brilliant movie starring Tom Hanks, but, watching the news as it unfolded.  I was very young but remember the drama of it all vividly.

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Aug 27

the problem with 'off-the-shelf' training

Published by Scott Fraser

There are many reasons that you may look to use “off-the-shelf” training solutions, but it’s hugely important to be mindful of the dangers in comparison with the perceived advantages:

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Aug 23

coaching really is about the relationship

Published by Claire Moody

There are various types of coaching but the one I think I had the most significant lightbulb moment with was the relational coaching, I feel a huge and sometimes misunderstood area. 

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Aug 20

looking for when things are done well

Published by Ralph Moody

When I am delivering management training I will be often asked about dealing with challenging and difficult behaviour.  This is a very common thing in the workplace, particularly with different types of personalities and people and the simple fact is that we can’t like or get on with everyone, I think this is perfectly normal.

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Aug 16

flip or flop?

Published by Scott Fraser

On one of my latest train the trainer courses, a lovely delegate called Lotta introduced me to one of the latest innovations in technology, the Samsung “Flip” (This is not an advertisement).  Having never heard of it and Lotta’s excellent description, I decided to investigate:

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Aug 09

lead by example, like the captain

Published by Ralph Moody

We are fortunate at Target Training, we get to work with some brilliant people and recently we have been working with some aircrew from Qatar.  They are helicopter crewman and pilots who are involved in areas such as search and rescue operations.  The crew are thoroughly professional and are made up of two rear crew, a pilot and a captain.  

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