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Real Learning, for a Change! · 1W ago

“Keep buggering on!” (Churchill): why that could be a bad idea.

One of Churchill’s most famous maxims was a phrase he allegedly used at the start of each day, and at the end of phone conversations: “Keep buggering on!” – KBO. (His pool of female typists ...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 3W ago

The slippery path to who knows what?

Last week I bumped into some stark evidence of something potentially very worrying.   If what I saw was, as I suspect, symptomatic of what is going on in the workplace, we really are heading...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 1M ago

Do you suffer from “Sundayitis”?

I used to dread Sunday evenings even more than Monday mornings.  On Sunday from about 4pm onwards I used to get a tight feeling in my stomach, thinking about what the coming week was going t...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 2M ago

She suggests a minimum of one hour of sustained gaze (Right! Errata, 1 min?)

Originally posted on Live & Learn: “Try not to blink,” says the performance artist Marina Abramovic. “The more you blink, the more you think.” In the spring of 2010, Abramovic spent over 700...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 2M ago

“Keep up, sit up and shut up.” The Poor Presenter’s Prayer?

I have to credit my wife with this one.  She has been giving me excellent forthright feedback for nearly 40 years, and this morning over breakfast was no exception.  She was explaining somet...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 4M ago

30 -50 and employed? How much are you hurting?

I’m planning to write a business book this year . I’ve been mulling on it for far too long, and every year that goes by it seems to me that the case for the book gets more compelling. In thi...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 5M ago

THE definitive list of ways to handle questions. (Or is it?)

I’ve blogged before about the options you have when someone asks you a question.  These are particularly handy when you’re making a presentation, although they come in handy when being inter...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 5M ago

7 steps to build Trust

I know it’s a bit early to call it, but I reckon one of the hot topics for 2017 is going to be Trust.  I guess that’s not surprising, given what’s going on in the US, Russia and elsewhere.  ...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 6M ago

A CV with difference

One of the joys of blogging and following others’ blogs is the unexpected inspiration you receive when you least expect it. This morning in my inbox was an article from David Kanigan, whose ...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 6M ago

Manager versus Leader. Confused?

Last week I coached an experienced sales professional as part of the follow up on a Leadership course he attended.  We were getting along fine, finding much to agree on over how dysfunctiona...