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The Peter Principle: Are You Where You Ought To Be?

The Peter Principle claims clueless worker

“You will see that in every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.” Laurence J Peter My recent article, Procurement in the Roaring ‘20s, drew some interesting comments. Several focused on executive incompetence, with one commenter citing the Peter Principle as an explanation. So, what is the Peter Principle? Well,…
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Putting a Stop to the Employee Churn Through Learning Technologies

Learning and development trends provide a good indication of where the training industry is heading in Australia. It is mainly about personalisation, ongoing support and making the most of today’s emerging technologies.

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Using e-Learning to Gain Competitive Advantage in the Australian Retail Industry

With the evolving retail environment and customers shifting to online channels for purchase, the emphasis is to build a workforce that is not only focused on sales but is keen on pleasing the customer with high levels of customer service.  As far as industries go, retail is one of the largest in…
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7 Reasons why supply chain teams are turning to e-learning

I don’t know about you, but my lessons at school, university or professional development training have not always gone at the pace I wanted. They were either too fast, too slow and even if they were going at the right pace, the lectures and tutorials weren’t always on at a…
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Learn, Experience, Apply, Progress = Blended Learning

e-learning

I think it’s obvious to most people that how we teach has changed over time. Partly out of necessity, as the need for mass education took hold, we adopted a model of one size fits all. The “fit” in this case was classroom learning, and this was applicable to both…
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The Future of Education: The School of Thought

Every degree, except for philosophy, is applied philosophy. I would like to say all philosophers agree with this statement, but it wouldn’t be philosophy if there were at least some dissenters. So why did I start this article with a joke about philosophy? Mark Cuban recently said that he believed…
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Are you a Manager Guilty of Killing Commercial Acumen? An Open Letter to Management

Business Acumen

It’s time we had a deep and meaningful conversation about commercial acumen. You know what I mean – good old fashioned business sense. Who is responsible for developing commercial acumen within your organisation? Is commercial acumen something that can be developed. Or is the ‘gut feel’ of a commercial deal…
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