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  1. training blog - my training 'bag of tricks'

    training blog - my training 'bag of tricks'
    In my last blog I talked about the ability to “adapt and overcome” with one important part being the use of resources that are available to you.  Now as most travelling Trainers like me will tell you, we all carry what I refer to as my “bag of tricks” which is the name for my Trainer bag I take to every...
  2. management blog - doing something about time bandits

    management blog - doing something about time bandits
    On my last management blog, we discussed the importance of identifying our time bandits.  This is essential before we can do anything about them we must determine what they are; when we do this we must be honest. Remember, if we don’t do anything about them then nothing will change, they will continue to cause us issues and continue to be...
  3. coaching blog - self reflection

    coaching blog - self reflection
    What does the first twenty minutes look like for you at work, have you ever reflected on this? I feel tired this morning sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee to wake me up, and we have all been there, it is Monday. The week has just started and is moving forward, every day for me has a...
  4. training blog - can you adapt and overcome?

    training blog - can you adapt and overcome?
    Delivering Training is complex and is always full of challenges you may not necessarily be expecting.  This reminds me massively of my former RAF life where we had the reputation of being one of the very best Air Forces in the world, through sheer ability to “Adapt and Overcome” in the face of adversity.  On one of our recent PTT Train the...
  5. management blog - identify your time bandits

    management blog - identify your time bandits
    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...
  6. coaching blog - what is a perfect day?

    coaching blog - what is a perfect day?
    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...
  7. training blog - the importance of continuing professional development

    training blog - the importance of continuing professional development
    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? I know that in a lot of professions, the need...
  8. management blog - just start living

    management blog - just start living
    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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