Check Out the Linkedin Pulse Posts Published by MBM

The team at MBM publish LinkedIn Pulse Posts about Learning & Development, Negotiations Skills, Time Management, and other soft skill topics. And you can read them here:

GSCOP – Do You Understand the Groceries Code of Practice?

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In short, this is a post that steers you to address whether your understanding of GSCOP is sufficient.

To understand GSCOP more fully buy ‘A Complete Understanding of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)’ in either: the digital book is available from Amazon. Meanwhile, the physical book is available on Lulu.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Time Managers

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The Top 7 actions and behaviour traits that influence excellent time management.

7 Reasons to Say ‘No’ to One Day Training Courses

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Why one-day training courses, with no preparatory work before and no support afterward, are a little like doing your French homework on the bus to school. And you’ve ticked a box but learned very little, completely missing the point of the exercise.

Why You Procrastinate, How to Stop, and Why it is Like a Theme Park

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In short, this is a post of reflection as to why people procrastinate. And why it is often very unhelpful and how to avoid it.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Negotiators

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The Top 7 actions and behaviour traits that influence highly effective negotiation skills.

Why Doesn’t Your Personal Development Plan Work?

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Use this template to create a personal development plan that is fit for purpose.

What is Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve?

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Hermann Ebbinghaus (January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1909) was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study of memory. And Ebbinghaus made several findings, of which arguably his most famous finding, the forgetting curve. In short, the forgetting curve describes the exponential loss of information that one has learned. According to this model, the sharpest decline occurs in the first twenty minutes and the decay is significant through the first hour. Finally, the curve levels off after about one day

7 Time Management Tips to Quickly Increase Your Productivity

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The Top 7 Time Management Tips that have an immediate impact on your ability to work efficiently and productively.

Brave Approach to Writing a Joint Business Plan with a UK Supermarket

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How to go about writing a joint business plan. And this is relatively new to the grocery industry as a whole.

Ultimate HR Scorecard for Measuring Training, Mentoring, and Recruitment

Making HR Managers, L&D Managers and HR Advisors really understand where they are now, where they want to be and how you might get from one to the other. Indeed, a useful Performance Management Tool.

One Minute Video – Negotiation Skills Tips

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The Top 7 Challenges for L&D Managers – CIPD Annual Survey Report 2015

CIPD Annual Survey Report, Learning & Development 2015

One Minute Video – Don’t Start with Sorry – Time Management Tips

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One Minute Video – Eat That Frog – Time Management Tips

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One Minute Video – The Woolly Mammoth – Time Management Tips

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Big 4 Uk Supermarkets – Biggest Online Presence?

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3 Killer Questions to Test Your Time Management System

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You cannot manage time. And it is constant. Meanwhile, the clock simply ticks, and as Thomas Jefferson famously said, “The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time”.

Don’t Start with Powerpoint

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‘Don’t start with Powerpoint’ is about starting where Stephen Covey, Author of ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, told us to start, with the ‘End in Mind’.

A Formula for Belief?

A Formula for Belief DNA

Thinking about my goals……and achieving them, got me thinking about the formula for belief, like the formula for trust, change and the 80:20.

A Complete Understanding of GSCOP Because You Need to Know

A Complete Understanding of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice - GSCOP

Working in the UK Grocery industry you will have heard of GSCOP – the ‘Groceries Supply Code of Practice’. This code was implemented by Government to regulate the relationships between supermarkets and their suppliers. Buy the Book written by Darren A Smith of MBM to help the industry navigate the code.

How Great Are You at Presenting, Managing Your Time, Negotiating, Influencing, or Managing Conflict?

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We all want to know how good we are. And how far we have to go to be great? Find out how great you are, because you want to be the best you can be. Indeed, without knowing where you are, you cannot know where you can reach for.

And we plan to publish more Linkedin Pulse Posts.

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