Archives: August 2018

  1. management blog - failure is not an option

    management blog - failure is not an option
    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...
  2. training blog - the problem with 'off-the-shelf' training

    training blog - the problem with 'off-the-shelf' training
    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: The training world is full of individuals and businesses that are more than willing to provide you with their take of a training package that sounds like it might fit you...
  3. coaching blog - coaching really is about the relationship

    coaching blog - coaching really is about the relationship
    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. Most coaches when questioning the coachee think they have to get to a solution, not so. There does not need to be a result; coaching is not about you...
  4. management blog - looking for when things are done well

    management blog - looking for when things are done well
    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. However, as a manager, an issue...
  5. training blog - flip or flop?

    training blog - flip or flop?
    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: I love technology and can remember the excitement building in an old training establishment I worked...
  6. management blog - lead by example, like the captain

    management blog - lead by example, like the captain
    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. It is...
  7. training blog - what makes a great trainer, tell a story

    training blog - what makes a great trainer, tell a story
    Have you ever asked this question or been asked?  As you can imagine, I have on many occasions, and my answer is always the same: Many attributes are used in tandem to become “great”, but for me, there is one major stand out factor: I remember as a young man being trained in my early days in the RAF by quite a...
  8. coaching blog - what is going on in your head!

    coaching blog - what is going on in your head!
    Our head is full of habits and patterns; this is where it is most comfortable. How difficult is it to create new habits, sometimes very hard so we choose not to do this? Pushing yourself to step out of your comfort zone is hard, forcing a new pattern is hard but you can always do it if you choose to...

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