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How do you get reliable feedback?

  Here’s a great piece of advice:   “Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”   Ann Landers   (I think this advice is probably doubly true for cats.)   Using feedback from your doting … Continue reading

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Thank you Sue Townsend

  Thank you Sue Townsend It was with great sadness that I heard Sue Townsend; creator of Adrian Mole (and much more) died last week. She was the best selling novelist in the 1980s.   I loved her writing style; … Continue reading

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Where did your good people come from?

    Many years ago, when I was working as a production manager, I became intrigued by a specific recruitment problem. Why was it that we had recruited so many people who were quite clearly not very suitable for the … Continue reading

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How do you write your own CV or résumé?

  If you have ever recruited anyone, you have probably seen some awful CVs (Curriculum Vitae) and résumés in your time. And it’s really easy to criticise other people’s CVs and résumés.     But when you come to do … Continue reading

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Getting the basics right – why attention is so important

  A couple of weeks ago, in my blog Get the Basics Right First, I talked about the executive functions of your brain.     You’ll find more about that this today. The next executive function is attention.   Several … Continue reading

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Get the basics right first

  Executive functions of the brain Last week I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. At this conference you get to hear neuroscientists and other researchers talking about their research and how it impacts on learning. … Continue reading

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When do you learn the most?

  Difference and Sameness   Which situations do you learn the most from? The comfortable ones or the uncomfortable ones?   It’s very easy to spend all your time with people you like and get on well with. What is … Continue reading

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Appraisal feedback

Last week we talked about appraisals comments. I gave 19 real examples, some actually recommended by professionals. If you saw the blog last week you will know that I went through all of them explaining why they were so bad … Continue reading

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