Jamie Dixon

Jamie Dixon has worked in the field of learning and development for seven years, both as a manager and as a trainer.

In his former role, Jamie was a Training Support Manager for Amway China. In this role Jamie was responsible for communication and coordination of learning and development projects between China, South East Asia and the US, and was the only foreigner within a team of 7000 employees.

Jamie’s experience in training and development also draws upon research conducted for his Masters Degree in Global Human Resources Management with the University of Liverpool. He joined ClarkMorgan in early 2011 and is one of the company’s most popular trainers.

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English and Chinese
Nationality
United Kingdom
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Articles by Jamie Dixon

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Developing a Presence in Training

FROM THE MOMENT THE TRAINER walked into the room you knew he had presence. Everyone could feel his presence. Several people even whispered, “Wow! This guy’s got presence!”. As he introduced himself it turned out ‘Presence’ was his middle name. For the whole day eyes were fixated on him, pulse rates went up, and everyone who…

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The Training Pendulum

YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE 70/20/10 MODEL. 70% of learning is on the job, 20% is from feedback, and 10% is from reading and attending courses, that is, training. When training occurs, there tends to be a knock on effect too. But when the full 10% is achieved, and the back-to-the-job-transition phase is successful,…

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Overcoming Procrastination in the Workplace

IT’S 11AM, AND YOU SIT THERE STARING AT A BLANK WORD DOCUMENT. “What are you waiting for?” screams the blinking cursor. The silence in the room is deafening. Time to get a glass of water. And tidy that clutter on your desk. And then reply to that earlier text message. Oh, and how are your stocks…

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Increase Pragmatism When Training in China

A COACH ONCE SHARED WITH ME HIS TROUBLES. “Chinese trainees just don’t get the idea of coaching” he said. “These trainees don’t understand why they should pay a coach money if they still have to solve problems by themselves. All the coach does is ask questions.” This particular coach was a local Chinese, who did…

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The Great Train Robber!

JUST THIS WEEKEND I WAS ON A TRAIN travelling through Zhejiang province. All was peaceful and quiet, or at least as peaceful and quiet as a train going through Zhejiang province can be, until suddenly a man dressed in a white suit walked in, stood in the middle of the carriage and started shouting. 30…

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5 Reasons for Training, That Aren't About Learning

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW that training is not all about learning. Decisions to engage a trainer and their training firm aren’t necessarily a result of a genuine need to improve skills. Here’s five reasons for training that aren’t about learning:   1.The Knee-Jerk “Our staff lack empathy so we want to send them on…

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The Key to ROI in Training

FOR MANY TRAINING DIRECTORS, the biggest headache that comes from measuring ROI, and also the biggest reason for not doing so, is not the gathering of data, nor is it actually calculating the ROI. It’s isolating the effects of training. [quote style=”boxed” float=”right”]The biggest reason for not (measuring ROI), is not the gathering of data, nor…

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Training Objectives – The Solution to all of Training's Problems

A GROUP OF INTERNAL TRAINERS from a corporate university were in my  Train the Trainer course last week in Qingdao, China. At the beginning of the course I asked them to share the objectives for the training programs that they currently deliver. As they started to list them out one by one, I became quite…

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Giving-instructions
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Giving Instructions to Improve Training Outcomes

AN ACTIVITY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS IT’S DELIVERY. Giving instructions determines the overall success of an activity, sometimes even more so than the design of the activity. So follow these steps to make sure your activity runs smoothly in your training:   Break it down The more steps an activity has, the more complicated…

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Power Struggle Between a Man and a Woman
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Designing Activities that Increase Learning

ACTIVITIES ARE THE CRUX OF A TRAINING WORKSHOP. They are an opportunity to actually use what is being taught, and to identify and overcome the challenges to implementation. Simply sitting down for a whole day and listening to someone talk doesn’t result in much other than a few memorable stories and probably a nice doodle…

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Work-Life Satisfaction

THERE IS A LOT OF RESEARCH into measuring levels of satisfaction and engagement in the workplace. According to Kenexa, BlessingWhite and Gallup, over the last few years China has consistently ranked as one of the least engaged countries in the world. Many factors have been identified that influence workplace engagement and satisfaction, such as line managers,…

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Re-Defining Learning

LEARNING IS THE PROCESS of modifying experience. Experience is the interaction of external events with our own internal being. It is far more than the simple acquisition of knowledge and skills. Viewing learning in this way has many important implications.   Learning is both active and passive Given how much money is invested into training and…

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Video Insights with Jamie Dixon

The Measurement of Roi starts with Why
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The Measurement of ROI starts with 'Why' – Jamie Dixon

FOR SOME COMPANIES, the fad to measure return on investment (ROI) of training has superseded the purpose of the measurement in the first place. Some training and HR departments are so preoccupied with the holy grail of measuring ROI that they have not stopped to think about what it is they should be measuring. In…

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Jamie Dixon - In learning and development, often less is more
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In learning and development, often less is more – Jamie Dixon

THERE’S A LOT OF TALK about measuring training’s return on investment (ROI). This seems to be the holy grail – something that HR and training departments are seeking to measure, but impossible to obtain. Even when ROI is measured the results can be insignificant, irrelevant or even negative! So says Jamie Dixon of ClarkMorgan Ltd. He…

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Jamie Dixon - Trainers should guide not lecture
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Trainers Should Guide Not Lecture – Jamie Dixon

GREAT TRAINERS KNOW THAT they are more like traffic controllers than pilots of learning. Rather than preach wisdom, they should be facilitating learning through questioning, role plays and interactive activities. So says Jamie Dixon, ClarkMorgan Ltd trainer, based in Shanghai, China. Jamie is British and fluent in Mandarin. Since arriving to China in 2005 he…

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Jamie Dixon - Perception makes you a better leader
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Perception Makes You a Better Leader – Jamie Dixon

BEING A GOOD LEADER means being able to see situations from the position of others. Understanding that there are three perceptions for any situation will allow you to focus on the needs of all parties and reach a true ‘win-win’ result. Jamie Dixon is a Corporate Trainer for ClarkMorgan Corporate Training and author of ‘Workplace Bullying’…

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