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May 23

training blog - making mistakes can make you better if…

Published by Scott Fraser

One of the great things about delivering Train the Trainer courses is getting to see people’s faces light up when they get those proper “light-bulb” moments.  It’s a privilege to witness, but sometimes it doesn’t quite go according to plan and the moment can get filled with negativity.  In such times, we need to turn that negativity into positivity:

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May 20

management blog - doing the course because you said so!

Published by Ralph Moody

I was delivering training recently when one of the delegates said to me he was on the course because I said he should do it!  When I asked further, he told me in a blog I mentioned about the fact that training managers, if they want to be effective, should really know how to train people.

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May 16

coaching blog - what do you notice when you feel irritated?

Published by Claire Moody

Have you ever noticed the direction you choose when you get irritated? The build-up, do you recognise what is happening in you. I always feel the tension in me when I start to get irritated; I look out for when it starts to build. You have to ask yourself what triggers this.

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May 14

training blog - 5 great tips to get out of that training ‘rut’

Published by Scott Fraser

In my previous career, I had to assure training to make sure what was being delivered was fit for purpose. This meant I was lucky enough to see lots of different trainers deliver lots of different lessons, but it also meant I got to see things I didn’t expect or want to see…

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May 06

coaching blog - have you written your next chapter?

Published by Claire Moody

All of us have a book to write, and we all could write plenty of chapters. What a great experience to do this to find how your journey has evolved and where you are today. There will be highs and lows, but overall the positive from it needs to be congratulated. Think about how much success you have had in life, the joys of living on this planet both at home and work. Just doing something is a success in life.

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May 02

training blog - i’ve forgotten how to train

Published by Scott Fraser

Quite a lot of people on our Train the Trainer courses who deliver training tell us they won’t or don’t train exclusively; it’s usually a secondary job in addition to their other job(s).  When you have a forced break from training or deliver irregularly, it’s very easy for you to get skills fade.  But when you can train correctly, do you really ‘forget’ how after a break?

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Apr 28

management blog - everyday is a school day

Published by Ralph Moody

I recently had an experience where someone took me flying and nearly killed me!  I am a pilot and regularly fly in our North East home, and I am fortunate enough to experience flying frequently.  The pilot in charge was very experienced in terms of operational procedures but unaware to me, had real issues with the runway we were using that day.

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Apr 25

coaching blog - coaching vs training

Published by Claire Moody

I continue to find that I need to separate the differences between the two labels that are coaching and training as they continue to be miss-understood. The boundaries between coaching, training, mentoring and counselling continue to confuse everywhere I go. Every time I deliver either a training course or a coaching course I separate the differences at the start, and I can honestly say 90% of individuals that I train, do not understand until I discuss the differences with them. 

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Apr 22

training blog - are you a believer?

Published by Scott Fraser

Lately, in my blogs, I’ve been concentrating a lot on the skills and techniques around training such as motivation and engagement.  This is because I’d been doing a lot of Ski training in the Austrian Alps where I’d had to try and work through some real inner ‘demons’ to meet the standard of an intensive course.  On reflection, I’ve had a hugely emotional journey and one that I’d never have been able to complete without making a vital change.  I had to change my way of thinking and become a believer:

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Apr 18

management blog - manager in name only

Published by Ralph Moody

I want to share a recent experience which happened to me.  As I am sure, you can appreciate being a trainer within a training company we use hotel and venue facilities regularly.  The majority are, in my opinion, good and offer an excellent service and reasonable value for money; I want to point out that I am always the first to comment when I receive excellent service.  Of course, now and again you meet the opposite, in other words not good. This blog is about my recent experience with the latter; I don’t want to get bogged down in the facilities (which were appalling) but the actions of the manager because this is a management blog! 

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Apr 15

coaching blog - coaching skills for managers continued...

Published by Claire Moody

I thought I would continue with some blogs on coaching for managers. If anything it will help you consider/reflect on what you do compared to what you think you do. Where could you change?

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