A pirate’s guide to engaging training & development workshops

Ever listen to a pirate say ‘arrrrrr’?  They do it with commitment.  With enthusiasm.  With zest and zeal.  Much like training and development. Before I show you a sterling example, first here are 10 mistakes a trainer made during a workshop I was a participant in recently (no names have been used, in order to […]


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Fail forward

When Albert Einstein was asked what the best source of invention was he replied ‘mistakes’ (as heard on Terry O’Reilly’s Age of Persuasion). The only time we don’t make mistakes is when we’re sleeping (found on an IKEA postcard). Why then do we deny mistakes?  Cover them up?  Hide from them?  Are embarrassed by them? […]


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