Studying entrepreneurship without doing it ...is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it, says Seth Godin. The cost of setting up a lemonade stand (or whatever metaphorical equivalent you dream up) is almost 100% internal. Until you confront the fear and discomfort of being … [Read more...] about Studying entrepreneurship without doing it ….
If you didn't catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what's below. Here's the Rock.Paper.Scissors' monthly training & development round up for the month of May. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. … [Read more...] about Training & development learning well May blog post round up
Creative Commons licensed on Flickr by: kevin dooley Seth Godin wrote an interesting post called insatiable (see below). As his posts often do, it got me thinking. I think he got it wrong. Yes, insatiability can lead to all things nasty if it means a never ending dissatisfaction &/or an … [Read more...] about Insatiable – the good, the bad, the ugly (a la Seth Godin)
Seth Godin wrote the following post called Destabilizing the bullying power structure. Love it. Wanted to share it with you. Come take a turn & celebrate yours & others' weirdness & take a pass at bullying in the meantime. Bullies aren't welcome. For every bully, there are a dozen or … [Read more...] about 'What makes you weird?' asks Seth Godin
Great pic from Larry Norman, which captures the importance of surprise. Seth Godin says attention is what's most scarce. The element of surprise can capture attention. It's a particularly god-sent element for training & development folk. Surprise a participant & you've got their … [Read more...] about What can you do with the element of surprise?
I was struck by this post by Seth Godin. Are you my drummer or am I your singer? It's all in the perspective. Notice how the perspective dramatically shifts.... Keith Richards tells a great story about Charlie Watts, legendary drummer for the Stones. After a night of drinking, Mick saw Charlie … [Read more...] about Are you my drummer or am I your singer? Seth Godin on the Stones
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
Seth wrote a post with the above title. He recommends you hire professionals or amateurs and not the bulk, who are in between. Professionals he defines as: those who cost big bucks but are worth more, those who show up ... regardless, those who have integrity and stand up and those whose learning … [Read more...] about Seth Godin on amateurs, professionals & the great unwashed
I'm teaching a workshop on Friday called 'Because Laughing Matters' at the Every Woman conference in Whistler, British Columbia. This is a topic dear to my heart. And if it's not dear to your heart it should be because: humour is strategic, it primes the brain for learning - when we're laughing … [Read more...] about Because Laughing Matters
Imagine being in 28 degrees Celsius / 82 degrees Fahrenheit weather and it's only 8 am. Your shirt is already sticking to your back and you can feel the sweat sliding down your spine like some amusement park ride gone wild. As you make your way to the first day of a business conference you feel … [Read more...] about How to make a fan out of a fan; creative marketing ideas
"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we should dance" (anonymous). I happen to LOVE to dance so this is a no brainer for me. Shaking it on the dance floor from time to time does more for my stress level than a week at a spa. I simply love putting movement to music. I … [Read more...] about Finding your flow, your work zone through dance
"Your mind will automatically go to the worst case scenario. So practice the best case scenario." Wise words from my massage therapist. I love when my attention is caught and held by something that shakes up my preconceptions. That highlights patterns of thinking that I wasn't aware of. When my … [Read more...] about Best case scenario