Training & development learning well April blog post round up

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 April. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Never, ever think outside the box (if you’re a cat)

As the owner of two cats who sometimes, err, ‘think’ outside the box, this made me laugh. Creativity can be messy.  Disorderly.  Hard.  Smelly even. The rewards, though, are oh so sweet (smelling). Enough said. (Except thanks to dear friend Roman Rollnick for passing along this cartoon.)

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A great example of evocative learning & development

Good training uses good design. Good learning and development ties new information to knowledge that participants bring with them. Good training takes complex concepts and presents them in simple but not simplistic ways. Good learning and development creates ‘ah ha’ moments that learners discover on their own. Good training is creative. Good learning and development […]

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Doing things differently gets attention- even when it comes to saying thanks

I’ve been on a roll with two prior posts about how we as trainers can do things differently, in order to help prime our participants for learning.  I think being creative and doing things differently is critical to being a great trainer. If participants don’t want to learn, if they’re not paying attention (to us […]

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Doing things differently gets attention

I’m all about creating a sumptuous banquet of learning opportunities that participants can’t help themselves but dive into.  One way to do that is to do things differently. Doing things differently gets our brain’s attention.  “Hey you gray matter – pay attention – something unusual is happening.” Synapses fire, eyes sparkle and our participant’s attention […]

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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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What’s real? Take a second look to find the White Hot Truth

What appears real in our hurry flurry world often isn’t.   Authenticity is big.   Being real is in. Not being true is passe.  Being fake is to be a flake. How do you tell the difference though?  What appears shiny and true can either be a golden nugget or a trashy piece of styrofoam. […]

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Take a deep breath & remember to exhale

To get the things you’ve never had Do the things you’ve never done (Sign posted in a store I visited while at a community festival today.) If you define ‘things’ beyond just stuff this is powerful. It’s also timely. I’m embarking on some radical new learning for some new business goals.  Most of the time […]

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What we adults can learn from kids on how to stay positive & not set limits for ourselves

Look at the possibilities you’re missing. Set some time aside to think big. Bigger. There’ll be time later for evaluating, categorizing, weighing the pros and cons etc. For now don’t set any limits.  Repeat.  No limits. Sing to yourself. Move. Enjoy. Enough said.

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How to get creative – backwards and forwards

How creative are you?  Do you know your creative assets and blind spots?  Keep reading for a simple way to discover them. With help from the wonderful Dolly Hopkins, I created a creativity skill set called E.S.C.A.P.E.  Each of the letters stands for a different creativity skill. The ‘A’ stands for assumptions, as in identifying […]

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