An unpaid bill, life lesson #38 + continuum thinking

  This November it’ll be 20 years I’ve been self-employed (insert a loud & raucous woot woot here; & more on that later). In all that time I’ve never not been paid for a service I’ve delivered.   That recently changed.   I have a client who hasn’t paid me for a training I delivered […]


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2 alternative conflict resolution techniques I picked up at the UN

  √ Your blood pressure is boiling √ You’re quietly simmering with your jaw aching from clenched teeth √ Your heart is beating faster than a hummingbird’s wings √ You’re as cool as ice while you plot your revenge &/or √ Your every muscle is screaming run, as you plan your escape   These are […]


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How I found options with a fan when faced with cheetah, leopard and lions

The muddy, churning river matched the churning of my stomach. I couldn’t tell if it was because of excitement or fear. I love to take the wheel, be in charge, explore, and seek out adventure. Which is why I found myself needing to cross this river while on safari in Kenya, which is where I […]


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Training & development learning well November 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 November. 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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‘Failure to Communicate: How to avoid the misguided ‘take it, take it, have a cow’ conflict resolution strategy

  ‘Handling a hard conversation well is like performing CPR.  When we need to do it, we are upset, the other person isn’t helping & we’re unsure of the outcome.’ This article was originally published in our free, monthly online newsletter. Read the entire newsletter here & get free resources {both serious & tongue in […]


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