16
Feb

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Reframing

Reframing is seeing a particular, often current, situation from a one particular perspective, and being able to express it from a different perspective, which can be tremendously helpful in problem solving, decision making and learning. It sits another foundation skill within the RESOLVE process where it helps negative and destructive thoughts and phrases become those […]

16
Jan

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The Learning Organisation

Imagine a company where every member of staff on a regular, almost daily basis, walked through the Blue Door and spent some time in the space beyond it.  They would all be undertaking Stephen Covey’s 7th habit; to sharpen the saw.  An organisation such as this would be a learning organisation. The term ‘learning organisation’ […]

16
Dec

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Action Learning

Professor Reg Revans (1907 – 2003) pioneered the process of action learning; it is still considered to be one of the most important ideas in the field of organisational development. With a background as a physicist and an Olympic athlete, the catalyst for his development of the action learning concept came from the sinking of […]

16
Nov

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Personal SWOT

The concept of a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis is more normally associated with a business context.  However, its use is equally valuable within the field of personal development, particularly when assessing how well we are performing in a particular job role, or assessing our ability to tackle a new project or task. […]

16
Oct

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Empowerment

The term empowerment is frequently used in many different contexts with apparently differing reasons, so much so that it can be a challenge to understand what it really means. Any cursory literature review will not show a clear, unambiguous definition of the concept; which makes it hard to connect theory with practice. However, a common understanding […]

16
Sep

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Metacognition

Wander behind the Blue Door for long enough and you will come across the concept of Metacognition. It is a higher-level concept than some of the more practical skill-based tasks you will find in the personal development section: it is equally important. Successful use of the RESOLVE model demands mastery in several different areas: learning […]

16
Aug

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4 Levels of Learning

Practitioners who are used to undertaking journeys behind the Blue Door, conduct their regular visits for one single purpose: to learn something new. With the fields of training, learning and education, practitioners regularly monitor, review and assesses their learners’ progress, and are familiar with a range of tests and observational tools that enable these assessments […]

16
Jul

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Communication

The irony about an introduction to communication as a topic is that if ever there was an exercise to find the single word that could be described as having the most multiple meanings, then communication would be a strong contender. Within this overall  programme of study, the focus is on those aspects of interpersonal communication […]

16
May

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Johari Window

The Johari Window model is a simple and useful tool for illustrating, improving and developing mutual understanding between individuals within a personal or professional/work relationship or within a group. It is also used for increasing self-awareness, personal development, improving communications and group dynamics, team development and inter-group relationships.  It fits well within the current mindfulness […]

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