Tag Archives: Achievement

Canada: The Relativity of Success

I clearly looked trustworthy enough that the slightly fraught ski instructor asked me to mind one of her proteges on the lift up the mountain, which is how i found myself in deep conversation with a very sparky four year … Continue reading

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Taking Pride

In a group today, i noticed one participant wearing a badge saying ‘Pride in the NHS‘, our much loved and occasionally exasperated National Health Service. The NHS is a hot political potato, as well as a subject of division between … Continue reading

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Don’t compete: collaborate!

Competition can drive success, but collaboration is so much more fun! Social learning spaces let us come together, to share ideas, to develop our thinking. They can transcend the barriers of organisations, of continents, even of language. I used to … Continue reading

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Creating and sustaining high performance learning cultures

Culture can be remarkably fragile: it evolves and changes over time, responding to external stimuli and internal pressure. High performance cultures, especially sales cultures, can appear to be very robust, can appear to be very static, no nonsense and inflexible … Continue reading

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A week of writing: Day 2 – Skills for life and skills from life

The rain helped, offering me fewer distractions. The writing went well: i completed my first five thousand words. Interestingly, they came in three bursts. The first in the morning, over coffee, the second early afternoon and the final one later … Continue reading

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Achievement, reward and shared success in learning.

In a follow up to yesterday’s post, i can report that we were successful in our adventure. The rewards for success? To sit in the sun with a cider and share stories from the trip. No certificate, no qualification, no … Continue reading

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Swallows and Amazons: a swashbuckling adventure story. Why personal achievements can be worth so much more than work ones.

Yesterday i slipped out of work early and headed to the harbour. The sun was out, a gentle breeze on the water, hours of sunshine left in the long summer evening and, let’s be honest, who was ever going to … Continue reading

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