Daily life can often be a massive challenge. From overloaded to-do lists to crunched time, and from feeling like we’re being pulled in every direction to the dizzyingly fast pace of life - it’s enough to make even the most patient person have a meltdown (or multiple meltdowns). Added … [Read more...] about Learning and Development Roundtable: Easy, peasy tech tools to save your sanity in work and at home
I did a Learning and Development Roundtable on How to really engage people for lasting listening, light-hearted learning, can-do, collaboration, and clever creativity. It was based on member requests, as everyone is looking for ways to engage people. And by engage I mean … Engagement … [Read more...] about Bubble, bubble toil, and (no!) trouble. Tech bubbles, that is!
I was tired of having so … much…. stuff. It was hard to find things. My beautiful treasures were hidden amongst things I didn't care for so much and well, given the online pandemic, it seemed like the timing was right to get rid of a lot of stuff. I decided on a grand, year-long … [Read more...] about The results of my grand, year-long experiment – how I got rid of three things every day last year
With grit and grace and gumption we’ve made it through this year, where any day it felt like gravity was going to stop working. And that is worth celebrating here with a special gift! We’re working our way back to each other in new ways, seeing clearly what needs to change including and … [Read more...] about Celebrating you, yes you, with a special gift!
Do you need to share ideas, files, images, audio files, videos and more? Need to draw on your colleagues' brains for input into a project but you're looking for a bit more of a creative way to do that (after all, Google docs only go so far)? I’m a HUGE fan of harnessing easy peasy tools … [Read more...] about An easy peasy tool to create and collaborate online
This is part two of "To my white friends and colleagues." There is lots of regret going around regarding peeling back rampant, systemic racism. Which is good. And bad. It’s good because we are finally waking up to people of color’s horrible realities due to racism. It’s bad if regret … [Read more...] about To my white friends and colleagues part 2
Cream rises to the top. These trying times are an opportunity to rise and be our best self, with an important caveat. We are not aiming for perfection, imbibing far too much chocolate and a few crying jags are expected and fine of course. When we’re able, let’s lead with integrity, … [Read more...] about Leading in the time of Coronavirus
Have you laughed lately? “Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” ― Veronica Roth Last week I wrote about how to keep our minds and our hearts open by learning in this time of coronavirus. Now it’s time to share resources to … [Read more...] about Laughter in the time of Coronavirus
“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Oh how I’m thinking of … [Read more...] about Love (and connection, learning and leaning) in the time of Coronavirus
We all know that working together, solving problems innovatively and experiential learning is fun and rewarding for any organization, but have we realized that playing games and using our hands when building pathways, structures, and solutions will create better end products and services? That … [Read more...] about Get with the game, the Makusudi/Purpose game
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
Imagine that your beloved furry friend keeps escaping from your yard through a gap in the fence. Exasperated and not wanting to lose her again, you’re temporarily flummoxed as you don’t have the time or cash to build a new fence. What’s a person to do? Why add a wooden spoon of course. I … [Read more...] about Ramping up your creativity with a dog, a fence and a spoon