In their book ‘Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century’, Colin Rose and Malcolm J. Nichol laid out their 6-step ‘MASTER Plan’ for better learning – both taking training and giving it: Motivate your mind – get excited about the information […]

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In his book, The Accelerated Learning Handbook, Dave Meier lays out 4 phases of Learning. Those of you who have heard of PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) will recognize the format. It’s not exactly the same, but the flow sure feels […]

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The ‘Accelerated Learning'(AL) approach goes back to the early 80s. I’ve been building the principles into courses since 2005. It’s a great way to keep participants engaged and create an environment where learning takes place. One of the foundations of […]

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Brinkerhoff and Gill in 1994 estimated that 90% of every training dollar spent was wasted. Other research supported this to a degree, but it doesn’t seem to be quite that bad according to Don Clark at NW LINK. Remember that […]

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There are a number of publications coming out to help people find their way to the ‘Circular Economy’. BSI has published BS 8001 and it’s worth a look. It includes 6 principles and Catherine Weetman talks about principles in her […]

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We all agree that ‘Reduce, Reuse. Recycle’ will help our global condition. The ‘Circular Economy’ doesn’t emphasize ‘reduce’ so much, but adds ‘remake’, according to a post by Catherine Weetman in 2018. There’s a terrific diagram there, too. Here’s the […]

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In 1980, The American Council of Retailers did some research on why people stopped doing business with various organizations. Here’s what they found in 1980: 64% left because they felt ignored 12% left because they were treated badly (that’s our […]

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This is a phrase from one of my favourite practitioners, John Seddon. He’s expressed the importance of customer satisfaction in a way that really drives it home for most people. In the 80s I was working for a retail chain […]

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John Seddon has been a Systems builder since the 80s. He bases his work on the genius of Taiichi Ohno – The Toyota Production System – Beyond Large-Scale Production. Seddon has been successful adapting Ohno’s TPS approach but using it […]

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This is a line from a video I used to show as a college professor back in the 80s. It has stuck with me ever since and I say it quite often. ‘Communication’ is getting harder with more distractions. Cell […]

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  • Wayne Midgley
    5 years ago · Reply

    Trying to sign up for your iso tips Jim but cannot find where to.

  • Jim Moran Author
    5 years ago · Reply

    I’ll have to add that option, Wayne. What we have now is a ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom, and people send the request there.

    I’ll add you to the list. We’ll be sending out a new round after the FDIS comes out – should be next month – we’ll make sure you get the next ones.

    In the meantime, feel free to glance through the previous tips: http://simplifyiso.com/iso-tips

    Comments welcome!

    Jim

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