Great news that Frasier is returning, but what’s that got to do with learning? Well…. Last week I ran six sessions to over 100 people. Only around 10% used their cameras at any point. I had galleries full of black squares and initials, which made me feel like a radio DJ. I nicely gave the… Continue reading Frasier’s Back – and I Know how he Feels!
A couple of weeks ago, in the cold snap we had up here, we went for a long beach walk. Not quite the normal beach scene, but very invigorating. At the point when it looked like the apocalypse was coming, the sky started to change and brightness emerged. Nature has a lovely habit of reinventing… Continue reading Reinvention
Life’s throwing a few things at us right now. Amidst the constant change and surprise in our lives, it’s good to notice the unexpected pleasures. These are the good things around us, waiting to be noticed, noted and appreciated. Make a note of the ones you notice. You’ll start noticing more of them and appreciating… Continue reading Unexpected Pleasures
This week I had my first experience delivering virtual training with Na’amal on the MIT ReACT Programme. I had a great time exploring Effective Remote Communication with a group of enthusiastic learners from around the world. Na’amal is a UK-registered social enterprise established in 2019 to provide the soft skills and networks for refugees and… Continue reading A Helping Hand for a Great Cause
Where’s that line from? Lots of conversations around motivating others this week. All about empowering people, giving them appropriate autonomy, helping them make their work meaningful, surprising them with unexpected rewards and inspiring them with positive language, compelling stories and a path towards a better future. It got me thinking that we can apply this… Continue reading Two Four Six Eight Motivate
I have always loved rainbows. Bright, vivid, memorable. They take you from A to B in a circuitous route. Sometimes the route disappears in the clouds and you have to look more deeply to check your path.A bit like those things we call goals. Last week we were on the beach and rainbows appeared. It… Continue reading Chasing Rainbows
This time last year, I decided I was going to drink more…….water. And work more from home. The first one was easy, the second one….well, let’s just say I didn’t want it to happen the way it did. You can’t sugar-coat unnecessary illness and death. My heart goes out to everyone affected. My short, very… Continue reading That Was the Year that Was