Training & development learning well June blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of June. 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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This light never turns green (& other complaints from Go Life Lenses™)

This photo made me laugh out loud – it’s a perpetual complaint self-assessed Go Life Lenses™ have of Stop Life Lenses™. Do you know someone who always wants to think things over for a loooooong time before taking action?  Wants to read just 5 more reports before making a decision?  Needs to ruminate, debate, theorize […]

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Oh, that I could shrink the surface of the world (for some perspective)…

Wang Chien (AD 756–835) eloquently wrote the above when he heard his friend was coming back from the war.  It came my way from a  friend (thanks Michelle for your muse). It got me thinking about what creates distance and what creates closeness. Distance is more than being physically far apart, it’s: not feeling understood or […]

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Do you have a heavy, non-useful contact? I did.

Oh the possible poetry of language. And oh what a mess we can make of it, more mess and muck than clear communication. Take jargon for example.  Professional jargon.  Like a dentist.  Like my dentist (that’s him above). Despite the hardware in my mouth recently, I had to laugh when he turned to his assistant […]

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Crazy making bureaucratic, hair-tearing out form

Bureaucracy can move mountains.  It can systematize what’s repetitive, streamlining processes & people with an elegance & ease that’s sorely needed. Bureaucracy can be a pain in the arse.  It can make the most simple things so complex that a triple PhD is required to navigate your way through it. We all come into contact […]

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Training & development learning well March 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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A peek inside UNHABITAT training for Urban Youth Fund Grantees in Cairo

Hello from Cairo!  I’ve just finished day 2 of 6 days of training for the UN.  I’m revamping the UN LEL series curriculum for a youth audience & the training participants, from around the world, are participating in a gap & asset assessment to examine how youth can better engage with local leaders.  I’m also […]

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Training & development learning well December blog post round up

December is about to bid farewell & with that, usher in a new year.  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. […]

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Communication skills 101 (or how to posture with a moose)

Communication skills 101 is about how we hold ourselves.  What our bodies say about us. Posturing = power dynamics + lack of awareness. Posturing def’n = a particular way of behaving that is intended to convey a false impression. When someone is posturing they’re trying to hide how they feel inside. Posture + power = […]

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How mountains & cantaloupes go together when it comes to the high view

After laughing out loud at this one, and firmly pushing back memories of ugh-inducing highschool algebra classes that threatened to emerge, the cartoon made me think of the lessons that cantaloupes a.k.a. Mountain Life Lenses™ have to teach us. On a bad day Carrot Life Lenses™ (Mountain’s polar opposite) can have their head buried in […]

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