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The WHY behind setting up my own company

The WHY behind setting up my own company

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A story of parents, failed training courses and THE magic ingredient In this article, I share what was the underlying motivation behind setting up Expression for Growth back in the year 2000. Three out of four of my parents were teachers (and the other a salesman), and having been brought up in that environment, I swore that I would never enter that profession; the stress, the hours, the commitment, far, far beyond (what I saw as) the call of duty, put me off. So I became a mining and explosives engineer, and then a salesman (obviously!). Here I am, 45 years later, at the other end of my career journey having created and run an award-winning multinational management development organisation operating in six languages, with a base in the UK…
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Leading the adult horse to water……

Leading the adult horse to water……

Inspiring People
Learning in an adult world is not like being at school… As the saying goes……you can lead the horse, but you cannot make it drink. Nothing is truer in the context of adult learning and two decades of experience has taught us some fundamentals that need to be in place to support the change in the workplace. Here is our top 10 list for success when working with a group of adult learners; Adults come to learning with years of experience; It works when you acknowledge that adults come to a learning event with a sack-full of beliefs, experiences, values and excuses that could make the ‘new way’ and anathema to them – the only way to change that is for them to help change their beliefs associated with that…
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