How Bad Were Your History Lessons?

Was Your History Teacher As Bad As Mine? My history teacher (I won’t give you his name, it wouldn’t be fair) had the ability to make history seem to be the most boring subject I had ever come across. So … Continue reading

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Dealing With Motivation Problems

The Garage Our next-door neighbour was a builder and built our garage and conservatory. He did a great job in most respects, but, just when the job was almost finished, he lost all motivation. His wife had left him (we … Continue reading

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Another Way To Deal With Difficult Times

A Problem Shared Is A Problem Halved I remember an old friend of mine calling me when she had problems with her boyfriend. He had been away for a few weeks and she hadn’t heard anything from him. She was … Continue reading

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Why You Will Never Reach Your Full Potential – You May Be Surprised

First, Maths I used to teach maths to people in the factory where I worked. They needed to know how to use the ‘resistor colour code’. This is a set of coloured bands printed on a resistor that tells you … Continue reading

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Is It Really Better To Give Than Receive?

First, Some Chocolate I came across some research recently from the researcher, Dr Matthew D Lieberman of the University of California was asking the question; ‘Does fairness taste like chocolate?’ As a keen consumer of chocolate, I was very interested … Continue reading

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Should You Blame Employees For Panicking When Times Are Hard?

I remember seeing the film ‘Carrie’ when it first came out. If you are too young to have heard of this film it was a real classic of its time and featured at the end a scene still imprinted on … Continue reading

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Badly Written Comments on Appraisals and Performance Reviews

Last week I had an email from a Grapevine reader concerned about comments her manager had written on her performance review/appraisal document. I suggested she send the document through for me to see. When I read it I understood immediately … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Vinehouse Blog!

Here at last is the Vinehouse blog, where you will be able to read news and comment on everything to do with performance management and people skills. You may already be a subscriber to Grapevine, Nancy Slessenger’s regular ezine. This … Continue reading

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