Brain hacks: How to learn new things

Brain hacks: How to learn new things

What kind of coffee do I want? Where are the canned tomatoes? How do I cross the street? Life is full of “big” questions that can send our brain into overdrive. Here’s how to take care of your brain when you’re dealing with new stuff. Newness is exhilarating. It’s an adventure. And it’s exhausting. Do […]

Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Yesterday, I wrote about my recent experience at a networking event, that women were holding themselves back and that we need to talk about confidence. In this follow up blog I’m going to share 10 ways that can develop your confidence (whether you’re a woman or a man). This means that the next time you’re given […]

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

  Are you woman? Read this. Men, do you know any women? Show them this article. It could change their career. I was recently at a breakfast networking event on the topic of listening. You know, that part of communication that we understand makes all the difference but that can be maddeningly challenging. It was […]

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 3, Values

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 3, Values

Spiderman keeps his identity secret in order to protect those he cares about, he learns how to develop his newly found superpowers and he meters out justice with a certain discipline. Spiderman has values. This is the 3rd and final blog about my reflections on the recent conference I attended, Brave New Learning at OBA […]

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 2, Balance

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 2, Balance

Spiderman learned that with great power comes great responsibility and that he had to achieve a balance between these two competing issues. This blog looks at ways we can achieve more balance in adult education. I recently attended the conference Brave New Learning at OBA in Amsterdam. This is the second blog on my learning and reflections […]

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 1, Creativity

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 1, Creativity

What would Spiderman do if he had to design a learning and development programme? Be honest – this question has kept you up at night. Spiderman is known for his creative thinking, balance and superhuman strength. Some of the same things I learned at the conference Brave New Learning last week in Amsterdam. Disclaimer, Spiderman […]

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 2

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 2

Miranda is 7 ¾ and Stephanie is 84 ¾. This mentoring conversation might seem as likely as Depeche Mode singing about building a set of Ikea book shelves but these two females both learn from each other. In my last post I spoke about the benefits of mentoring. Here, I look at the advantages of […]

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 1

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 1

How mentoring helps you get on professionally and personally. I remember looking at Asia on the map, really wanting to travel on my own but the longer I stared the bigger it seemed to get. I remember my first days as a trainee teacher when I thought I had to have everything I would say […]

What this little bird can teach you about sales and marketing

What this little bird can teach you about sales and marketing

The orange flame bower bird has got its sales and marketing down to a fine tee (photo courtesy of BBC). Grit, graft and gumption. Landing a client takes time. We’d love it to be a quick tick box exercise, something simple that gets us that new account. But it’s a process. And the more thought, […]

Engagement – The Icelandic Way

Engagement – The Icelandic Way

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in culture, engagement, language, leadership, teams | No Comments

Why little kids run, how to make workplace culture every employees’ responsibility and creating engagement the Icelandic way. The comedian Eddie Izzard says that kids run everywhere for the reason that “there could be ice cream over there” – getting to the heart of what’s really important to a 4 year old. It’s so true, […]