Lessons in training, from YouTube

The importance of ongoing personal development, with The Office, Blackadder and the League of Gentlemen....

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

A good job should offer you the chance to develop, either through on-the-job training or formal training days. Here The Office, Blackadder and the League of Gentlemen show us the importance of approaching these sessions with the right mindset...

Keep your ego in check. Training sessions often expose flaws in the way you’ve been working, but it’s all part of the learning process. Even bosses like The Office’s David Brent can benefit from a good training session, providing they are willing to let go of the reins...

Everyone can gain something from on-the-job training. Well, almost everyone... Here, Edmund Blackadder discovers the frustrations of teaching the un-teachable. A good trainer should never show his frustration, but when the trainee possesses a vacant mind, rather than an open one, the standard approach to training just doesn’t seem to add up...

A good trainer is an enabler. Trainees should leave the session knowing more and motivated for the next challenge, not, as this clip from the League of Gentlemen shows, defeated and disempowered...

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