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Real Learning, for a Change! · 6d 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! · 2W 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! · 1M 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! · 1M 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...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 2M ago

Procrastination and Preferences

Last Saturday I had dinner with a couple who have moved into the village recently.  They have a bitch working cocker spaniel who has become our dog Ross’ girlfriend, so we already have plent...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 3M ago

Leadership: saying “yes” when you really want to say “no”?

My nephew David is an inspiring young man.  In his late teens he quit college and set up his own graphics design business with a friend.  2 years later they sold up and he decided to go it a...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 3M ago

Inspirational Leadership: what’s the story?

Great leaders tell great stories. Stories engage people, are easy to pass on, are easy to remember,  and – crucially – they appeal to the part of the brain where we make our decisions.  If y...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 4M ago

Ping! Another email to read? Think again!

I meet enough frazzled business people to know that email and unproductive meetings are the two biggest time wasters in the workplace.  Of the two, email is easily the most damaging, because...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 6M ago

Why you and your colleagues don’t trust your manager.

“The propensity for email, texting and quick-type apps has led us to forget some of our people skills, including distinguishing the nuances of language and meaning, fostering of a feeling of...
Real Learning, for a Change! · 6M ago

Is this why Introverts hate working in the office?

Forget free food, forget our preference for natural light:  what we workers want is not be interrupted all the time. The ability to focus on work without interruption is employees’ top prior...