Draw a letter E on your forehead with your finger. Seriously. Right now. Did you draw it so that you could read it (from your orientation) or that someone else, someone looking at you could read it (which is called ‘other orientation’)? This is a quick way of looking at leadership … [Read more...] about Your how-to for building a vibrant learning culture (brought to you by the letter E)
I recently had the pleasure of being on a Learning and Development panel organized by Humentum, where I met Clarice Gathura who talked about a will and skill matrix. My ears perked up at the mention of a matrix, as matrixes tend to take complicated information and simplify it without making it … [Read more...] about Where are you on the will and skill matrix?
“You can’t develop a side thing, lob it over the fence and expect it to be picked up,” said my lovely coffee companion Steven Webb, Senior Advisor, Change Management for UNHABITAT. I believe we’re all change agents, so when I got the chance to site down with a change master maestro, I nabbed … [Read more...] about Change management musings from a change master maestro
How many of these sound familiar? You lack faith in the skill levels of your colleague(s) and/or you fear they lack faith in yours.In your workplace information is hoarded and not openly shared.You often feel let down because people don’t keep their word.Giving and sharing is a one-way street and … [Read more...] about Ten top criteria for team trust; how many do you have?
“Twelve months of guided simplicity.” The title caught my attention. Sign me up! Enter joy, ease and sinking into simplicity. I’m a few months into the Simple Year program now and it’s remarkable in its, well, simplicity and powerfulness. Big change sometimes comes from big … [Read more...] about Here’s how: ease and elegance in simplicity
It was supposed to be a small, quick procedure but something went wrong and I woke up in ICU. I visited the pearly gates - my heart had stopped for 3 full minutes. Spoiler alert – I’m recovering and going to be ticketyboo, just fine. When your life gets turned upside down, it’s a rare … [Read more...] about What I learned from visiting the pearly gates
Vivid pictures of sea animals with plastic around their necks. The startling statistic that there’ll be more plastic in the ocean than marine life by 2050 (by weight which is even more scary considering how light plastic is). You’ve seen the pictures and heard the stats. I’m … [Read more...] about Build community, capacity, connection and collaboration with this cool tool tech tool
It can be funny to watch but it’s anything but if you’re in the middle of it. Conflict that is. Our beloved brains desert us when we're in conflict. We tend to do more of whatever isn’t working. Our perspective narrows. There’s only one way and that’s my way. It’s … [Read more...] about The most silent (and silliest) war ever; you won’t believe your eyes
The family favourite cornbread recipe is dog eared and not a little stained. It’s passed through many kitchens in a couple of countries. Now I’d brought it to Kenya. And it was the reason I was standing dazed and not a little confused in an endless aisle of flours, searching for … [Read more...] about Four tools of intercultural living (maise meal included)