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“Keep it Simple Son!”

My old dad had a saying that governed practically everything he did “the simpler the better son”. I’ve recently been reflecting on the wisdom of that approach as I’ve been getting caught up with the complexities of life. The job seemed to be getting more uncertain and ambiguous. For example,...
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2020 Reflections.

At the end of last year I put in a budget bid to run some core training within my organisation. One of our big focuses would be Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and would consist of an online module and then a half a day follow up discussion and application for teams within a […]...
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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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