John Moore

About John Moore

John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.

Latest Posts by John Moore

6 Productivity Phrases That Make You Unproductive

John Moore / 11th May, 2016

Time management I am always looking at ways to increase my productivity. I realised several years ago some of the things I would say to myself were making me less productive rather than more productive. Here is my list of six things I no longer say or think. 1) "I will just quickly check my emails" No you won’t – it is impossible. Each email needs you to open it, read it and respond to it – even if it is only to delete it. At best, an email will...

Change Management with Ghosts

John Moore / 9th May, 2016

I am not crazy (HONEST), but I challenge you to try this simple technique to kick-starting a change that you want or need to make. All you need is an open mind, some quiet time and some imagination. What the 'Dickens'? Most of us are familiar with the classic Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. You know the story where Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by three ghosts – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. If you recall, the...

10 Ways to Work Smarter NOT Harder

John Moore / 6th May, 2016

It was Henry Ford who said "If you always do what you've always done, you’ll always get what you've always got.” Globally, millions of people are heeding his warning and changing how they work. Are you? New Ways of Working Whilst researching this topic, I came across some amazing statistics that illustrate what I mean. Did you know: Over 25% of the EU workforce is classed as 'e-nomads' (i.e. individuals who use telecommunications...

Listen Up All Managers and Coaches

John Moore / 14th April, 2016

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I can talk and talk and talk. It is not that I just like the sound of my own voice or that I choose to say something in 30 words when 10 would suffice. It’s more about the fact that I get too involved and excited about what I am speaking. And this is a word of caution for all coaches - usually less is more. Shhh – Just Listen! This is a poem that I have pinned on my noticeboard in front of my desk....

Time to Work Smarter NOT Harder

John Moore / 8th April, 2016

A recent survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with The Smith Institute reveals British employees are working longer hours without reaping the rewards of improved productivity. The Quality of Working Life In the report, The Quality of Working Life, research found that 68% of employees say they are working harder than two years ago, but less than half (49%) say they are being more productive in their work. According...

As Busy as a Bee: A Look at Performance Management

John Moore / 7th April, 2016

Once upon a time, there were two bee-keepers that each had a beehive. The bee-keepers worked for a company called Bees Inc. The Company’s customers loved its honey and wanted the business to produce more honey than it had the previous year. Bees Inc. As a result of the increase in demand, Bees Inc. wanted each bee-keeper to produce more honey at the same quality. With different ideas about how to do this, the bee-keepers designed...

Managing Bottlenecks and Hotspots

John Moore / 31st March, 2016

Every month, I run a LIVE Webinar called '3 Practical Tools That Will Transform Your Productivity & Improve Performance'. During the Webinar, I talk about three performance improvement tools, but the one I get asked most about is Bottlenecks and Hotspots. Great Leaders in Business Having worked with some truly great Leaders in Business, I have noticed that all Leaders in Business are adept at identifying and managing what I call...

The Key to Productivity – Who is to Blame?

John Moore / 22nd March, 2016

Key to Productivity Have you ever experienced that frustration of being under pressure to get results, but no matter how long and hard you work, you just do not seem to make much progress? Do you ever feel stressed because of it? Then I have some great questions for you to answer to improve your productivity. Who is to Blame? It is not because you have too many things to do, too few hours or an over demanding boss? You might think it is one of these, but the...

Time Management in 15 Minutes

John Moore / 10th March, 2016

Time management The one complaint I hear more than any other is, "I just don’t have enough time to get everything done". The problem is, not only do some people have the time, but they also achieve a lot more as well. How is this possible? “All Work & No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy” Two colleagues at a company where I used to work were sat complaining about how much of their time was wasted waiting because the three owners of the business always...

Multi-tasking is NOT the Key to Productivity

John Moore / 4th March, 2016

If anyone tells you how great they are at multi-tasking, you are probably talking to someone who is not productive. If you are reading this whilst doing something else you are selling yourself short. Here is the ‘Heads-up’ on Multi-tasking Imagine the scene, you are on the sofa watching an Agatha Christie murder movie with your partner. In your hand is your smart phone and you are scrolling through the latest up-dates on Facebook and...