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Great Conversations

I think we could do a lot more great conversations on & off Social Media platforms don’t you? Continue reading

Small moments

Small moments fill a lifetime. Moments we capture and hold on to, tightly, even if we don’t quite realise that we do. Continue reading

Want more bang for your L&D buck?

Most organisations want to get real value from the learning and development opportunities they create or commission. Making as much of that investment go as far as possible isn’t being tight fisted, it’s very good commercial sense. It’s what we should all want. However, you don’t shrink your way to greatness so squeezing pricing isn’t … Continue reading

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People do funny things. Recent experiences have made me ask… What does it take for someone to do something clearly against the wishes of the far greater many? What does it take for someone to do something quite selfish and be appreciated by the far greater many? What does it take for someone to do something … Continue reading

Showing your colours

There’s a moment in team development when you see the whole team show their colours, together. It’s a beautiful moment and a tipping point. This isn’t at all about deception or hidden intentions as that idiom might suggest. It’s all about the team showing what they really stand for. It’s all about the team being the … Continue reading

We all leak

I have a phrase that I use… “we all leak“. It could probably be made more elegant – sometimes it does prompt a giggle – but I use it both as recognition as well as a warning. It describes how, even when we don’t think we are, we are constantly revealing our inner selves, leaking information … Continue reading

Doing the right thing by them

Tony Jackson recently wrote here inviting people to share (blog) about their bravest moments in facilitation and other learning & development (or HR) interventions. It’s an important facet of my work and I want to encourage others to do the right thing. If that means facing into your fear or the perceived fear of others then that will often … Continue reading

The NeuroBusiness 2015 Conference

Originally posted on NeuroBollocks:
Last week there was a conference in Manchester titled NeuroBusiness 2015,  billed as the ‘first of its kind in the UK’. Actually the ‘neuroleadership‘ guys have been doing similar stuff for ages. They have some serious conceptual issues, and there’s also an excellent piece on TheConversation.com about neuro-quackery in business and education. NeuroBusiness 2015…

Life Transitions at Work

I’m at an age now where either myself or my nearest and dearest have experienced various significant life transitions or events… and there are more to come as is the way of things. Most of these life transitions or events aren’t modern inventions – they are a very real part of life. Those who have … Continue reading

Purpose isn’t found in the “Paper Thin”

There’s a fairly popular graphic you’ll see on social media the origins & attribution of which I can’t trace but I’ve recreated below… It’s a simply, sweet little message to encourage you to focus on your purpose. The thinking is that purpose is found at the intersection of Passion, Mission, Vocation & Profession. Or in … Continue reading