• A quick guide for moving L&D forward (and out of the corner)

    Nobody puts baby in the corner

    by  • December 1, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I was on a call with a chap I started working with recently. During the call he said to me (in what I believe was the best intention at heart) that no one would listen to me – a lowly learning professional. In his view, the business knows better than learning professionals, because we...

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    A popular question with an unpopular answer.

    …is OD Part of HR?

    by  • November 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    People ask this all the time, and I’d like to set the record straight: No. There are no two ways about it, folks, OD is not and should not be part of HR, and pardon the common vernacular when I say #SorryNotSorry. Why are so many OD people in HR? That’s a fantastic question,...

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    Is information management as part of your learning blend?

    Do you blend information management?

    by  • November 1, 2015 • 0 Comments

    When we sit down to design a piece of learning, we usually start with the end in mind: what is it that we want people to leave the interaction(s) with? This helps us dictate the content and the interactions that will cement the new knowledge or behaviour for the learners, or – at the...

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    There’s no silver-lining: people can’t be managed. And it will make you angry.

    Losing our cool

    by  • October 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    A quick explanation: I wrote this blog in early August and decided to shelve it. Then – much to my surprise, a reminder popped on my ToDoIst and said “look at it”. Initially, I forgot I wrote this blog, I forgot I set the reminder (thank heavens for productivity apps, they do their job...

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    How difficult it is (and how important it is) to be a weakest link.

    You are the weakest link. Hello.

    by  • October 6, 2015 • 0 Comments

    When we talk about team work, when we read about team performance, there is a lot of talk about how to form a team, how to lead a team, how to appeal to its strengths, how to observe behaviour and identify dysfunction so that they could be corrected. Or optimised. There are umpteen models...

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    Can leadership be reciprocal or is it collaborative and shared?

    Contemplating Reciprocal Leadership

    by  • September 28, 2015 • 0 Comments

      I was in a dawdle-y mood today. I had a whole bunch of emails to fire out, I had to finish up some urgent administration, I had to review my research questionnaire, I also had to write a blog. But instead of doing all those things, and against my better judgement, and in...

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