How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements inspired by the Maasai Mara

Zebra, wildebeests & elands (the largest of the antelopes) scatter as our tiny plane lands on the dirt runway. The air is heavy & loamy after the recent rains. The sky is a whorl of mauves & grays, which will soon darken to slate as the rain starts again. The safari vehicle that takes us to […]

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Training & development learning well February blog post round up

Sit up, take notice & look back before looking forward to next month.  If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply usher yourself down to the well & click as you wish. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower […]

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Complexity made simple – that’s what a good assessment does

(Me: in official, officious tone…) Today I’m going to teach you about reverse laminar flow. (You: in confused, bewildered tone…) Say what? Complexity made simple.  If they’re any good that’s what assessments do. Take complicated, complex human beings and complicated, complex views of the world and make them simple. Not simplistic. Simple. Like explaining what […]

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Attention! Attention! A test of your attention.

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 […]

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The results are in (again): the collated creativity E.S.C.A.P.E. assessment (where do you measure up?)

How creative are you?  I wrote a blog post back in July explaining the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for increasing your creativity because any and all humans can afford to be more creative (that includes us trainers).  Creativity is the numero uno ingredient for success.  Doing the same ol’ same ol’ doesn’t work anymore (not sure it […]

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Seeing clearly through the eyes of Eszter Debreczeni, HR lead for Microsoft

Eszter Debreczeni is Human Resources lead for Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft. I met her recently at the WIN conference in Paris, where inspired by Life Lenses™ a self-assessment designed to help us identify how we see the world,  she spoke to me about her ideas on seeing clearly. Clarity of vision is key. Key […]

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Life Lenses™ – Are you ready to see clearly?

“Really trying hard to implement the ‘diversity thing’ but in reality it’s driving you nuts?” “Feel like your boss might as well be speaking Latin for all you understand him/her? “Does what’s important to you get dismissed at work?” “Want to take your organization to the next level but you’re stuck with doubt due to […]

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I’m launching Life Lenses™ online at the W.I.N conference in Paris

I’m tickled pink, no actually blue, orange, yellow and bunch of other colours to announce I’ve been selected to speak at the upcoming Women’s International Networking (W.I.N.) conference in Paris, October 5-9, 2010.  I’ll be doing a workshop on “Life Lenses™: polish your perspective & gain a whole new view”. ********* The global launch of […]

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The results are in: the collated creativity E.S.C.A.P.E. assessment (where do you measure up?)

How creative are you?  Recently I wrote a post explaining the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for increasing your creativity ’cause whether you’re a top notch exec, a front line staff or out on your own we’ve all got to delve deep into our creative juices these days.  It’s the numero uno ingredient for success.  Doing the same […]

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Are you a Terrier or a Labrador puppy trainer?

Are you an experienced trainer, wannabe trainer or have just started dipping your toes into the world of training?  Either way you need to know if you’re a Terrier trainer or a Labrador puppy trainer.  Here’s how to tell: 1. If something’s not working in a training do you look at it as an opportunity […]

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