There’s a time to tell your own story & a time to hear others

There’s a time to speak & a time to listen, There’s a time to tell your own story & a time to hear others, There’s a time to take a break because you can & a time to take a break because you have to, There’s a time to reflect & a time to act. […]


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I was okay until I wasn’t. Reflections from the intensive care unit.

I was okay until I wasn’t. As I was rushed to emergency I stared at the ambulance ceiling, scared & confused. I thought I’d had the flu yet a week in intensive care later, I was treated for kidney & blood infections. My blood had become poisoned.   Fast forward. I’ve composed this post to […]


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Training & development learning well August 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 August. 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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Theory is when you know everything but nothing works

As a training & development expert I laughed out loud when I read this. Some participants LOVE theory – give them sources and concepts, reports & ruminations, inspirations & ideas, as well as books & bibliographies. Some participants LOVE action – give them activities & exercises, puzzles & practice time, as well as scenarios & […]


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It’s a jungle out there- training & development African style

Going on weekend safaris are par for the course living here in Kenya & with it comes learning about African wildlife. I’m borrowing from some of the most amazing animals here & applying it to training & development.  Come on a training & development safari with me. Gazelles can leap up to 3 metres.  That […]


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10 tips for trainers part one: bumblebee butts & booty

It’s my birthday tomorrow and as tomorrow’s not a usual day for posting I thought I’d give you a gift today. Ever since I hit the earth some 4+ decades ago I’ve not had to wait for Christmas to open gifts so I thought I’d share the bounty with you, my dear blog reader, with […]


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Where’s your rudder? Inspiration for training & development specialists

Regardless of whether you’re a landlocked lubber or a water born baby chances are you know where a boat rudder is.  On the bottom of the boat.  Right? Not necessarily. For a land crisscrossed with water (in fact 1/4 of it is below sea level), Holland knows a thing or two when it comes to […]


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