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Christmas Quiz Time

Welcome to our blog which this week is all about having some festive fun. So get out your pen and perhaps a glass of wine and try this out on your family and friends. And here is the Christmas Quiz  - The answers are listed below 1. In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner? 2. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film? ...
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Looking back…..Training failures and how they happen…..

It's the middle of December and as always I hold an annual conversation (with myself) about retiring or not retiring from face to face training.  I love the classroom and the wonderful and enthusiastic people I have worked with so I worry about how much I will miss it if I decide to spend more time with my family.  Today I've decided to look back on some of the important learning I have gained fro...
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Why a procrastinators work is never done

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I had an interesting day last week with a group who wanted help with their time management and personal organisation.  It can be quite an emotive subject and often is because no one suffers from all the time management issues.  A quick self assessed TNA at the start of the day proved that our participants either had problems with planning how to use their time or they couldn't say 'no' to others o...
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Just because a word ends with an ‘S’

I don't know why it happens and I don't know where the idea came from but lots and lots of people think that if a word ends with an 's' it will need an apostrophe in front of it. And it gets worse if we have more than one item which normally adds 's' to signify the plural and yet again that dratted little apostrophe gets shoved in. Then there is the problem with acronyms.  why, oh, why a...
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Another year? Really

It seemed only a few months since I wrote the shortest blog in the world to just say goodbye then to 2013.  And yet here we are again on the brink of 2015 wishing each happy and prosperous New Year at work and a healthy New Year for our family and friends. 2015 is my swan song year as I start to take a step back from the day to day running of Quicklearn.  We are turning all our training materia...
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