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Those of you who have been on training courses in the past will know that not all training is the same. This statement may sound like the blindingly obvious, a truism, but what is it that really differentiates a truly memorable training experience from a mediocre one? This post looks at two critical factors… 1. Active…

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One of the challenges many people working inside companies find is the difficulty of overcoming the attitude of scarcity mentality and ‘minimising risks’. And while minimising risks is certainly an important attitude to have, we believe (and this is especially true in Asia) that it far outweighs an even more important attitude – maximising opportunities. So we…

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‘Deep capabilities’ is a buzzword being used a lot within companies at the moment to describe a type of skillset that is both ‘deep’ (i.e. where an employee has strong expertise in one area) and ‘wide’ (where an employee has some expertise across a range of other disciplines), as per the diagram below. Deep capabilities are…

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You are in a meeting and you hear these two words: ’employee engagement. Then you hear them again – and you think to yourself – these two words have to mean something – right? There is so much confusion about employee engagement that we thought a clear, succinct post was in order to explain exactly what employee engagement…

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‘If you take a chance based on the best information available and you get it right, you get a small reward. ‘If you take a chance based on the best information you have and you get it wrong, you get a medium-sized punishment. ‘If you take no chance, and just go along with the boss…

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Building trust is a key component of personal and leadership effectiveness. It’s also increasingly important in business as we have already seen in this research here, and the cornerstone of building effective teams. As we are sometimes asked in training whether there is a way or approach to build trust quickly, we thought a post on the subject…

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We all want (and need!) to build skills from time to time. However, very few of us seem to follow a process or discipline when we do so. Building skills can be a daunting, time-consuming, and, let’s face it, downright frustrating experience. This post is for those who would like to find out one very effective way to…

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Achieving organizational alignment is a real challenge for many companies. If we are to believe the findings from various CEO surveys then Talent and Strategic Execution are two challenges that crop up again and again. Achieving organizational alignment is where these two intersect. This post covers how you can do that. What is organizational alignment? Good organizational alignment happens when: ✓ Your strategy…

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