Recently I wrote about “How to make your workshops not suck in three easy steps” including the strategic use of icebreakers, energizers and F.G.L.A.’s (facilitated group learning activities). Today I’m going to share the connection between F.G.L.A’s and group groans and how to ensure you get you … [Read more...] about How to make your workshop not suck part 2; from group groans to the E.L.C.
I’d gone from a balmy +30 degree Celsius at my home in Nairobi, Kenya to -20 in northern Sweden. My feet, covered only in thick socks, were warming beside a roaring fire. Later on I’d go to grab my boots to put them back on and find they were frozen to the thick reindeer pelts I was … [Read more...] about Learning how to learn from a traditional Sami reindeer herder
You’ve got hard won subject matter expertise. You’re set on changing the world (or your corner of it). You’re keen to share your wisdom with the world but you’re afraid of falling into the trap of creating a workshop that: Is boringIs nothing much more than a lectureDoesn’t engage your … [Read more...] about How to make your workshops not suck in three easy steps
If the number of plates you have spinning in the air is making you look like a Cirque du Soleil performer …
Your list of to do’s is daunting. The number of plates you have spinning in the air makes you look like a Cirque du Soleil performer. The flotsam and jetsam of things washing around in your brain is massive, such as: Did she email me back about that thing or do I owe her an email?What … [Read more...] about If the number of plates you have spinning in the air is making you look like a Cirque du Soleil performer …
Treasure part one: ‘No way! That can’t possibly be true,’ screamed the refrain in my head. How could I not have known that all these years? I was absolutely gobsmacked and giddy with curiosity. The lowly thing that was causing my brain to explode? You probably have one of them … [Read more...] about A simple hidden treasure life hack (with a nod to Johnny Depp)
Last week I shared 4 signs your blind spots are biting you. Hint; they include telling signs like batcrap craziness, grinding teeth, biting your tongue and banging your head against the wall. Being aware of your blindspots is one thing. Knowing what to do about them is a whole other ball … [Read more...] about 4 ways to take a bite out of your blind spot
How many of these ring true for you? Your colleague, employee, friend, partner and/or kid (take your pick) is driving you batcrap crazyYour anger is surging and you’re seething. It feels like you could break a tooth from grinding your teeth in frustration so much. You’re … [Read more...] about 4 signs you’re getting bitten by your blind spots (and what to do about it)
Like my buddy above, we all have itches that need scratching. We all have unrecognized needs, that befuddle and bedevil us. Things that we can’t even imagine how tech can provide an easy solution. Like when Steve Jobs was creating the first ever iPod, who knew we needed ‘1000 songs in our … [Read more...] about This simple, easy solution for a problem you didn’t know you had
Whether you’re a solopreneur, manage a team of many or somewhere in between, given today’s fast paced, changing world, L and D (as in learning and development) is not optional. It’s mandatory. But rest assured, lest that bring to mind awkward memories of struggling to learn in school, L and … [Read more...] about Do you work with humans? Then you need to be into L and D. Here’s why.