My extended quirky to do list part 6 – my to done’s

My last 5 posts describe an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: (I love that out of the 5 categories only two are about adding things.  Can we collectively breath a sigh of relief?) – […]

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Arlene Dickinson: We’ve come a long way …. baby?

Last night I listened to business owner, entrepreneur and TV star Arlene Dickinson of the Dragon’s Den at the Forum for Women Entrepreneur’s Gala Event.  Her captivating journey to entrepreneurship is made more impressive by her humble beginnings. Years ago, being a single mom with four kids to feed made getting cash through the door […]

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My Extended, Quirky To Do List part 2

In my last post I described an extended, quirky to do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: – to do – to continue doing – to stop doing – to not do – to done I also promised […]

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My Extended, Quirky To Do List

As a corporate trainer and one who loves seeing the bright sparks of participant’s learning, while expanding their thoughts, and making connections, I believe it’s important in any training to anchor the learning.  To facilitate activities that help participants transfer the learning to their workplace. One example of how I do that is my extended […]

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Dancing with Dichotomy

How do we live with the ying and the yang that lives inside all of us?  The disparate parts of ourselves.  The parts that conflict.  The puzzle pieces that don’t fit together because they’re from different puzzles. I like boxes.  Little ones.  Wooden ones. Carved ones.  The ones that fancy jewelry used to come in. […]

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What does yellow taste like?

“This tastes yellow tastes mommy?” my then two year old told me as he ate something that was not the colour yellow. Half of my brain marveled at his unusual and creative description, while half of my brain jumped to thinking about the seeds of an activity in his statement. Since Jeremy’s description years ago […]

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In branding higher learning, it’s out with the old school

Caption: Einstein didn’t own a hairbrush either Check out the Globe and Mail article by Simon Houpt ‘In branding higher learning, iti’s out with the old school’.  He talks a bit about work I did with one of our clients, Simon Fraser University. I did a workshop with the student recruiters (the folks who go […]

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Questions are the lasers of illumination

Recently I attended a luncheon at the annual CSTD (Canadian Society for Trainingand Development) / IFTDO  (International Federation of Training and Development Organizations) international conference.  Around me were professional trainers of all sorts. Being a born and bred trainer my antennae was up and my ears tuned.  I’d listened to Peter Senge and Romeo Dallaire […]

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