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  1. training blog - train the trainer, online v classroom

    training blog - train the trainer, online v classroom
    For anyone considering a Train the Trainer course for themselves or others in their organisation, there is a wide choice.  With advances in technology which offer a wider range of delivery methods, we get numerous questions and enquiries about whether we provide an online course.  We love questions like this because it’s always a great way of looking at it in a...
  2. what a fantastic victory, for once they achieved at penalties

    what a fantastic victory, for once they achieved at penalties
    Columbia v England (England won 4-3 on penalties) It may be short-lived or maybe not but a fantastic result, and as a coach, I find myself reflecting on what may have taken place over the last few months in that game.  As the penalties were happening, I was in my hotel room at Heathrow preparing for an in-house coaching skills...
  3. southgate leadership

    southgate leadership
    I have decided to change the scheduled blog on this weeks management series.  I was going to add another blog on our dealing with conflict series. However, there is a situation currently taking place in our national sport, Football that must be explained.  England is in the semi-finals of the World Cup, and the country is about to go crazy as we...
  4. it's all about me

    it's all about me
    In my last blog, I talked about a recent poor training experience someone had when the trainer handled questions poorly and how it completely disengaged the person who was meant to be there learning. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only poor practice that was going on that day; here is part 2: It’s always critical to remember the reason that training has been...
  5. you don't know what you don't know

    you don't know what you don't know
    Unless you are challenged how do you know what you don’t know? Coaching is fantastic for challenging and encouraging coachees to think differently. When you think in a different way you learn something new. Our brains don’t always like change; they are happy to stay in one place, stay in our own personal comfort zone. It takes an input from...
  6. management blog - cage the chimp with conflict

    management blog - cage the chimp with conflict
    On the last management blog, we discussed how paradigms cause us issues regarding our mindset and how we do things sometimes without thinking about them.  Research shows that 80% of our thinking is subconscious thinking and therefore throughout our working day we are using paradigms.  In other words, we have created habits of thought.  Of course, this can be positive if...
  7. only poor trainers do this...

    only poor trainers do this...
    I love to share training experiences (good and bad) with people as it gives me a great impression of what goes on in the real world and also gives me some great topics to write blogs on!  Talking to someone about their training experience last week, I was astounded when they told me what the trainer did during one of their...
  8. coaching blog - why do people think they struggle with decision making?

    coaching blog - why do people think they struggle with decision making?
    Decision making is such a significant area of life that some people tend to struggle. Procrastination is a common theme I hear which I always find interesting. When you think about this in a different way you realise we make decisions all day, clothes we choose to dress in, driving to work, drinking water, coffee or tea, all day, all the...
  9. management blog - paradigm and why it doesn't help with conflict

    management blog - paradigm and why it doesn't help with conflict
    I thought I would write about something that is very important to me from a management perspective, dealing with conflict and over the next four management blogs I want to provide you with some essentials when dealing with conflict.  The ability to deal with conflict is essential for everything in life.  How we deal with it as a manager or leader, it...
  10. your powerpoint is rubbish

    your powerpoint is rubbish
    Travelling around by train is (sometimes) quite a pleasurable experience, especially when you can work or relax without the worry of traffic jams etc.  A few months back I was heading to Edinburgh to deliver a PTT Train the Trainer, and upon entering the carriage, I noticed that a Gent was sat in my booked seat, but that indeed wasn’t the...

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