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How to get a salary increase: What you need to know!

Getting an increase in salary is not always the easiest task. The trick here is to get clear about a number of key factors. Any or all of these could provide enough ‘leverage’ to make you persuasive. You will need to be convincing and you will need evidence and back up data. Here are some […]

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Unconscious Bias Paradox 1: Do Manners Maketh Man…?

Do Manners Maketh Man… or an Unwitting Sexist? Unconscious Bias Paradox 1 : Chivalry vs Subtle Oppression (Part 1) As a child, I was taught by my Grandpa (a gentle-man who spent his life in service to others) about manners and chivalry. I learnt, when it came to treating ladies with respect, to walk on […]

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Unconscious Bias (Parts 1-5)

By Joe Cheal, Imaginarium Learning & Development.   Part 1: What is “unconscious bias” and is it a problem? Have you heard of the Baby James/Baby Jane experiment? Dress a baby in blue and call ‘him’ James. Let someone look after ‘him’ and they tend to encourage activity in the baby, playing with noisier ‘boy’s […]

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Can we solve impossible problems artificially? (AI)

What role might Artificial Intelligence (AI) have on solving today’s impossible problems? “We are continually faced with great opportunities which are disguised as unsolvable problems.” Margaret Mead, Anthropologist   Having published Solving Impossible Problems in 2012, the nature of unsolvable problems still ‘tingles my bell’ each on a philosophical, psychological and practical level. From working […]

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Where will all the flip-charts go? (Part 2) Training

Part 2 – Technology Learning from a computer. Is this the future? E-learning and online-learning have been with us for many years. Soon, we will have opportunities to sit in virtual classrooms with virtual and augmented reality. Plug in and away we go. Perhaps one day, we will simply get an upload (as we saw […]

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Where will all the flip-charts go? (Part 1) Development

Part 1 – Time and Pressure Reading the April 2018 edition of ‘People Management’ magazine (published by the CIPD), I was fascinated by the different perceptions that Learning & Development specialists had of what L&D should be. My summing up of the different opinions would be: personalised, brief, solution focussed and deliver at the point […]

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Start Meetings on Time: The Psychological Reason

Two key complaints I hear about meetings: (1) not starting on time and (2) unproductive (i.e. a waste of time).  It appears that the two complaints may be interconnected!   There are various practical reasons to start on time, including using the allocated time productively, preventing late finishing and avoiding wasting money (add up the […]

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Handling Uncertainty: Planning for the Unknown Future

One of the main issues with change and uncertainty is that we lose the feeling of being ‘in control’. It is as if we are sitting in the passenger seat of our own car, waiting for something to happen. In this state, we become a potential victim to other people and our environment.   When […]

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