I was asked this question by a participant in an LPI Open Clinic session last week. (It’s a great format if anyone is thinking of hosting or participating: a themed session, open questions with one host and one lead speaker and a very lively and open chat room). So, to the question: Is this the … Continue reading Is this the end of classroom training?
Ground Zero Cafe: the most dangerous eatery in the world? I like this story, even if the truth is opaque. It illuminates something about how easy it is to accept the face value interpretation of observations. In the central courtyard of the Pentagon there was a hotdog stand. It was a very popular eating spot. … Continue reading Nuking hotdogs in the Pentagon – a story of incomplete data.
I don’t think ‘the new normal’ is a helpful turn of phrase. An important feature of normality is that we know what to do when confronted with it. We do normal things. We do them with a casual confidence that we know what is going to happen as a result. I may be alone in … Continue reading Anything but normal
I am trying to avoid speculation about “what happens next?” and “how we adjust to the new normal”. There is too little information about what has happened and even less about any future directions we might see. We knew precious little about actual behaviour in L&D before Covid – the foundations for conjecture remain pretty … Continue reading Just in Case or Just in Time?
In February of 2011, News Corp launched, with some fanfare, The Daily. You are forgiven for missing this. It had a brief trajectory before coming to earth with something of a dull thud. It was an iPad inspired news app. Rupert Murdoch was greatly enthused by the arrival of the iPad and the possibilities it … Continue reading Pivoting to digital might not solve the problem
A quick post-omelette thought… Over lunch today, I spent some time swirling around a YouTube time sink. Having watched a video about the Black Lives Matter protests, I noticed that my YouTube guardians recommended a Featured playlist on my home page. This included some, what seemed to be popular, vidoes on the theme of “Understanding … Continue reading Popularity does not always win: pondering signals of relevance
What is this blog for? It has been a long time since I have written a blog. I seem to have fallen into a well of introspection caused by this lockdown situation. Down that well I am uncertain and lacking confidence in a clear way forward. Hence the silence. I have been unsure of what … Continue reading What is this blog for?
This is a thinking out loud piece from my experience of the last few weeks. Like most, I have found that it is hard to know what to think yet some thoughts have emerged and lingered long enough to give some form of voice to. So, this is not a white paper or serious position. … Continue reading What comes next? Possible signals of future value
Some notes from an open drop in session of Corona Therapy.
This is a brief summary of our second gathering for Corona Therapy. The format was similar to last week: an open session, passing around the group to share how we are feeling, coping, struggling and crucially, what is working (or working for now, at least). The themes are from my recollection and scratchy notes – … Continue reading Corona Therapy Session #2