Change. Does the mere mention of the word fill you with dread, make your toes curl and your innards quake? Or are you bolstered by the refreshing and energizing possibilities change brings and you’re more a bring it on kind of person? I work with a lot of clients who are facing … [Read more...] about Change isn’t a four-letter word, but it can be an easy to use quadrant
What do you think? Could someone convince you you were invisible? I’m guessing that’s a firm no, with a side of eye roll and a snicker. You and me, we like to think we’re objective. We like to think that our gray matter is in charge and it’s hella discerning. … [Read more...] about Could someone really make you believe you were invisible?
Have you been called to give a workshop, a presentation, to teach a colleague and/or informally instruct? As a result, are you feeling scared, overwhelmed, nervous, and/or not sure where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Designing and delivering workshops can be a hair raising … [Read more...] about How to Create Workshops that Work
Can you relate to this cartoon? Are you inundated with to do’s, tasks and projects? Are you in a tumult trying to find that email, that idea, that …. Thing? Do you get, as my friend calls it, sick pit, that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think about all the things you … [Read more...] about Sync and swim
I remember pedaling my shiny blue bike with its banana seat (think a looooong narrow seat which I thought was very cool at the time), up my neighbourhood street, and through the little shopping centre gate. Then up the long hill, I panted as I pedaled and just when I started to feel the sweat run … [Read more...] about Just the facts ma’am
Work is usually social, at least some of the time.Work usually involves other people, at least occasionally. And work usually involves working on teams, at some point, if not all the time. Yet most teams, from my history of working with teams in and from more than 125 countries over the past 21 … [Read more...] about A quick primer on how to not suck at team building
The forest near where I live is a massive, lush, green playground for dik diks (think tiny Japanese anime-like antelope), duikers and monkeys. When the season is right, it’s awash in colourful butterflies flitting about, creating whorls of colour in their wake. So I was intrigued to learn … [Read more...] about What we can learn from a butterfly’s struggle to escape its chrysalis
“Lee-Anne we’re not very technically savvy. Could you send us just the agenda from the learning resources PDF package you just sent?” said a client to me recently. Perfect timing I thought, as I was writing this post. Need to take out one or more pages from a PDF document like my … [Read more...] about Be gone all PDF foibles. Poof!
Being embarrassed to ask a question can have disastrous consequences. Think sex ed, health issues, politics or any other hot topic. Not feeling free to ask questions can lead to a flood of misinformation and dangerous behaviour that spreads. Years ago, at a drug and alcohol workshop for … [Read more...] about A primer for creating a safe space for sensitive questions