That's younger me, in my first pair of blue jeans. What advice would you give your younger self? It's an intriguing, thought-provoking question. And especially timely with International Women’s Day coming up March 8th. It was posted by Dr. Cris Wildermuth, Associate Professor at Drake … [Read more...] about What advice would you give your younger self?
What’s your learning plan for 2020? Don’t have one and want to get one? My free February Learning and Development Roundtable will help you with that. Learning plans help you be deliberate about learning. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and … [Read more...] about How to design a learning plan that rocks
It’s a whole new month, new year, new decade. That blank book in front of you that’s 2020 can be overwhelming to make some sense of. That’s why I had Lindsey Rogers do a workshop on Reflecting Forward: Learning from Last Year to Create the Vision for Your Best Year Yet, at my January Learning and … [Read more...] about How to reflect forward
We have learned to do a lot of things but how to literally make time is not one of them. Time is one of our most precious resources yet we often don’t pay it the attention it deserves. How do you spend your time? How do you rejuvenate? How do you feel about time? I’ve … [Read more...] about Twenty-four little cards to rejuvenate you and your day
Learning lifts. It lifts us out of poverty, ignorance, misunderstanding and narrow world views. Learning lands us in richness, intelligence, understanding and expanded world views. There are lots of ways that learning happens of course, but one of the most accessible ways is by reading. … [Read more...] about Have you read any of these, my top five favourite reads from 2019?
Did you know our brains interpret images 600,000 times faster than text? Yep. Pretty darn fast eh! (Source: Power of visual storytelling by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio which was one of my top reads from 2018). Our brains love images. They draw us in, draw us close and open … [Read more...] about How to bring out your inner, creative artist with visual communication skills
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
What do these two pictures, one of a garage and one of the ocean, have in common? What about this picture? What do you see when you look at it? Would you believe me if I told you they were the same thing? Most people see a beach when they look at the above, but it’s actually the … [Read more...] about Learning culture and change go together like peanut butter and jam
Last week I talked about a horrible example I took part in where learning was not at all accessible. Butterflies in my stomach were only one of my symptoms I was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong instructor. Here are 10 examples of how I’ve made learning more accessible and … [Read more...] about 10 examples of how to make learning more accessible for everyone