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Real Learning, for a Change! · 3d ago

What to do when there aren’t any words

On Easter Saturday morning our alarm went off as usual at 6 am, and I knew something was wrong because my wife didn’t turn it off. It took about ten minutes for me to fully register that thi...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 1M ago

The Top Three Dysfunctions of a Meeting

For the last 20 years or so I have been unwittingly researching corporate dysfunctionality through my work in Leadership Development around the world. Over that time, from conversations with...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 2M ago

Have you forgotten how to read, just like the rest of us?

Oh no! I have woken up to a startling and somewhat terrifying realisation. I think I have forgotten how to read. Not totally, of course, but as a result of reading this fantastic article by ...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 3M ago

The Top 3 ways to update your Leadership style

One of the exercises I use most often in my leadership workshops is to split the group into three and ask them to consider what skills and qualities are required of them as leaders, and how ...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 4M 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! · 5M 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! · 7M 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! · 7M 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! · 8M 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! · 9M 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...