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Real Learning, for a Change! · 2d ago

Dithering for dummies

I’m writing a book.  You may well know that by now.  It’s the most creative and stimulating project I have worked on for several years, and at the same time the most exhausting.  This partly...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 1M ago

How to make writing a business book a whole lot easier.

I’ve just written a business book.  I can’t tell you how good it feels to type those words. It’s called “My Job Isn’t Working!”, and is essentially the top 10 tools I know people find helpfu...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 3M ago

Why Leadership is harder now than it’s ever been.

Leadership skills are a precious resource in the workplace, and there are forces which contrive to make them increasingly scarce.  The first and most obvious of these is that Leadership is o...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 3M ago

Coaching mantra: “Coach. Coach. Coach. Coach some more. Then instruct.”

Business coaching has never been in more demand.  And 18 years of working with employees and managers tells me it’s never been more scarce. Why’s it in such demand?  Because coaching is the ...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 4M ago

Why should anyone be managed by YOU?

There are plenty of highly competent managers on the planet, and you are no doubt one of them. You manage people because you’re good at it, and you got to where you are by showing the approp...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 5M ago

How not to build a dream team

Google knows quite a bit about us.  It probably has as much data on our individual preferences and online behaviours as any other organisation on the planet.  It also spends much of its time...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 5M ago

How not to build a dream team

Google knows quite a bit about us.  It probably has as much data on our individual preferences and online behaviours as any other organisation on the planet.  It also spends much of its time...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 6M 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! · 5M ago

"Keep buggering on!" (Churchill): 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! · 6M 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...