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Some of your own learning outcomes may be absent from the published materials. The materials may at times go well beyond your own learning outcomes. It is important to establish what fraction of the published materials will be directly relevant to your own training programme. 11 Seek out reviews of the learning materials. Just as with textbooks, reviews can help you to make decisions about which to adopt and which to reject; reviews of flexible learning materials can be useful indicators of their quality.
24 A VISION FOR LEARNING 6 Control everything. Know what to control and what to leave alone. There is a difference. 7 Get cash incentives right if you want to motivate people. A lack of money can very easily be a demotivator, but it doesn’t usually inspire people. Vision, creation, achieving something difficult and valuable, feeling valued and respected – those are the ‘incentives’ which motivate. 8 Inspect to assure quality. If quality isn’t there at the beginning it can’t be inspected. Get it right first time and inspection becomes a failsafe, not a necessity.
3 Analysis will win the day. If we get enough data we can know exactly what to do. Ever heard of analysis paralysis? Don’t be sitting around writing plans about plans while the world changes around you. As Peter Drucker reminded us, plans have to degenerate into action. 4 Don’t rock the boat. We have a plan – let’s stick to it. Being decisive sometimes means being decisive about changing your mind. Sticking to a plan when it is obviously not working out isn’t decisiveness – it’s stupidity. Don’t try to silence all your dissidents or all you will have left are yes-men and women.