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Posted On February 25, 2015
Training, or Learning and Development (L&D), is a central— indeed, critical—part of the modern organisation, large and small and in both private and public sectors across Australia, and an essential part of the national economy. This is because competitive pressures, new technologies, tough business conditions and new business practices are constantly changing, and the pace of that change is accelerating.

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Posted On January 16, 2015
When I was asked to write an article that would help TP3 clients, my first response was that I really don’t have much time outside of my busy schedule of classroom training to write articles. Later when I began thinking about a suitable topic, I found myself again frustrated by, you guessed it, a lack of time to devote to thinking about what it was I would write about! Time, this precious resource everyone has but we all wish we had more of, or at least that the time available to us was, well, stretchable.

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Posted On November 24, 2014
I’d like to propose that at this time of year we all need to become alchemists.With the tendency to come back from our summer break with big visions and fuzzy dreams, we can get lost in trying to think about all the big things that need to happen. We often return to work in January full of amazing ideas of how this year, we will change the world; this year, we will be transformational; this year, we will achieve our big hairy aggressive goals.

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Posted On March 24, 2014
A recent Forbes article entitled “Why Investing in Your People Makes Good Business Sense” made the point that employers shouldn’t worry about what happens if they invest in their people and they then leave the company. Instead, they should worry about what happens if they don’t invest in them—and they stay.

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Posted On March 15, 2014
Working with organisations to improve their people’s performance is rewarding work. But after a while, you think everyone has solved the big issues of managing people. Managers everywhere clearly outline expectations, communicate effectively, hold people accountable, and address performance issues in a timely and supportive matter… right?

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Posted On February 21, 2014
Did you look back over 2013 and find you didn’t quite do what you set out to? For me, it was a short online course that I registered for, intent on completing it in record time and mastering its subject-matter. It wasn’t required for work but something that would help my career in the medium to long term. Of course I didn’t even finish the course, let alone master the subject!

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