This week I’ve had some conversations about conversations; how they can sometimes turn into an emotional, adversarial debate. The apparent certainty of our views, defending them, attacking others’ views and pursuing our one and only solution rarely resolves any conflict. Using dialogue rather than debate can be a more effective approach. It is possible to… Continue reading Dialogue
Since leaving London 19 years ago, I have become more interested in the nature around me. I have learned to appreciate nature’s gifts of stillness, peace and quiet, as well as beaches, mountains, lochs and forests. The weather has more significance and I increasingly find myself checking where my food comes from. In the past… Continue reading Nature’s Gifts
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!
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