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Virtual Meetings – How to Stop Topic Leakage

Topic leakage is a frequent and frustrating characteristic of many meetings. And it is more difficult to control when you are video conferencing. Topic leakage occurs when a group is discussing one topic and is deflected onto another. It is a common cause of ineffective meetings and immense frustrat...
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A Big ASK

Life, Learning and Leadership The mantra in the learning and development field when I did my own professional training was to focus on some variation of ASK – the Attitude, Knowledge and Skills needed to do a job well. The conversation and language has moved on since to performance, competencies a...
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iTOL Questions – Can you tell me a way to grow the L&D department in my organisation?

iTOL Questions is a series of mini-blog posts that aim to answer common L&D related questions and provide help and support for L&D professionals. When you assume a managerial role within an organisation, you generally find that companies are always cutting, changing and rearranging things. B...
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iTOL Questions – How do I make my training initiatives attractive?

iTOL Questions is a series of mini-blog posts that aim to answer common L&D related questions and provide help and support for L&D professionals. The Issue: Imagine that you have been in your company for a while now, you are well established and you understand every one of the staff and thei...
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iTOL Questions – How do I get the managerial staff on board with Learning and Development?

iTOL Questions is a series of mini-blog posts that aim to answer common L&D related questions and provide help and support for L&D professionals. The Issue: As we highlighted in one of our previous posts, managerial staff within an organisation can make or break the training experience. The ...
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iTOL Questions – How do I find out how people learn and what they need to know to do their jobs properly?

iTOL Questions is a series of mini-blog posts that aim to answer common L&D related questions and provide help and support for L&D professionals. The Issue: When you enter a new role in L&D it will often be in a completely new organisation which has a completely different purpose, direct...
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iTOL Questions- How do I establish if training is the right course of action?

iTOL Questions is a series of mini-blog posts that aim to answer common L&D related questions and provide help and support for L&D professionals. The Problem: This is an all too familiar scenario in the L&D profession, organisations are split into different divisions and the managers of ...
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iTOL Questions- What are the reasons why an employee can’t carry out their job properly?

This is the first in a series of mini posts in which we deconstruct the answers to important L&D related questions. The aim is to produce a comprehensive guide for L&D practitioners who can then use these answers in their own training roles. Today’s Question: What are the reasons why an em...
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