It doesn’t matter if it’s a Zoom (image source) or MS Teams meeting - our online attention is lagging. People get bored easily, check out, or worse, even fall asleep! Meanwhile, you’re left feeling frustrated, and embarrassed with a pile of colossally wasted time in your lap It … [Read more...] about Is attention lagging in your online meetings? Here’s how to fix that.
The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: resources for matching how our brains work with how business & boardrooms could work
This month's Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is a review of John Medina's wonderful Brain Rules book. John does a great job of inspiring us to rethink cubicles and classrooms. Check out the entire e-newsletter here and/or see below for resources related to how to have our boardrooms and businesses … [Read more...] about The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: resources for matching how our brains work with how business & boardrooms could work
The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: Rethinking cubicles & classrooms: matching how our brains work with how business & boardrooms could work
This month's Rock.Paper.Scissors' newsletter reviews John Medina's Brain Rules book. See the entire newsletter here, including a bunch of related resources and/or read the book review below. What is ‘easily the most sophisticated information transfer system on earth?’ Our brains says molecular … [Read more...] about The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: Rethinking cubicles & classrooms: matching how our brains work with how business & boardrooms could work
How dare you waste the revolution! says Seth Godin, who is nothing if not evocative and provocative. At a recent event he gave in Seattle I tuned into his thoughts on forward motion. It's not about finding the right answer, we need to keep moving forward for how to 'be' in this revolution, this … [Read more...] about Train the trainer – training & development wise words from Seth Godin
The Heath brothers have written in Made to Stick that our brains are more like a sieve than a sponge. Instead of soaking up what catches our eye, we're more likely to strain out things that don't catch our attention, leaving behind the big chunky bits in the sieve that is our brain. Watch the … [Read more...] about Attention! Attention! A test of your attention.
I once took a university course, early Friday mornings at 8:30 am, with only 3 others in the class. There was another painful aspect to it other than the early hour. The professor lectured from notes so old they were yellowed. Plus his monotonous tone matched the static nature of his … [Read more...] about Not paying attention as a trainer can make you take an unwanted bath
Learning can't happen without attention. Our brains have to be sitting up, ready to absorb, in order to learn. One way of getting our participant's attention is by doing things differently. By doing things creatively. How much have the estimates changed of how much oil is pulsating into the … [Read more...] about Doing things differently as a trainer gets attention
Attention: if you are a monk, currently in a sensory deprivation chamber or on a deserted island there's no need to read this post. Really. Please go back to what you were doing. If none of the above apply to you please read on. Our brains aren't sponges they're sieves. Unless you fall into one … [Read more...] about We find what we're looking for