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Building confidence from YouTube instructors

Lucky as I am, my son gave me the excellent Christmas present of an electric guitar building kit. He seems to be developing into a very thoughtful gift giver: this is an interest of mine as a cruddy amateur player; an education on the what and how of the workings of the instrument and it’s … Continue reading Building confidence from YouTube instructors

Time to move on from digital mindset?

Whilst putting the world to rights with David James last week (a recommended pastime), I reflected on the notion that developing ‘a digital mindset’ has been some of the most valuable work I do. Understanding the value of a digital mindset and encouraging its development has been a perennial need for all of my clients … Continue reading Time to move on from digital mindset?

Time to move beyond digital learning 1.0 and the virtual classroom?

Ben Thompson is smarter than I. This is made clear to me with almost every post he writes. The good thing is that the ideas he shares tend to jump my thinking forwards. In this piece, about the development of Social Media 2.0, a chord struck in my head about why L&D is stuck in … Continue reading Time to move beyond digital learning 1.0 and the virtual classroom?

Look me in the eye and say that

I noticed something about the remote work lifestyle this week. Yes. I know, I have been at this for 9 months or so and only just clocked it. Not claiming novelty – just keen to share. I have not looked someone in the eye at work since late March. That’s a long time and I … Continue reading Look me in the eye and say that

Finding the GSD (the person who gets s@#t done) is gold dust

A brief note from my consulting experience over the last while. It’s an obvious point. But, like many obvious points, it bears some repetition. Much is rightly made of senior stakeholder relationships in consulting phases of projects and in consulting roles. Seeing the landscape map as senior decision makers see it is vital to your … Continue reading Finding the GSD (the person who gets s@#t done) is gold dust

Fear and anxiety or personal growth- which is most motivating for COVID times?

I have been spending a little time amongst content and resources addressing leadership, management and personal development recently. These are not my forte as a specialism but I do have some experience as a manager and as a person. Understandably, there is a lot of material being created and gathered around themes of working in … Continue reading Fear and anxiety or personal growth- which is most motivating for COVID times?

Is this the end of classroom training?

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?

Nuking hotdogs in the Pentagon – a story of incomplete data.

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.