Little Value from Bigwigs and Stinking Thinking

By |2019-01-24T19:50:39+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Evaluating Training, Return on training investment, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

A big job had presented itself at training towers. The bigwigs had attended a continuous improvement seminar where they had been publicly embarrassed by the ring masters for their stinking thinking. The big wigs arrived at training towers and the gnomes were summoned. During a verbal thrashing the gnomes were told to put out to tender [...]

Learning – press pause this isn’t working

By |2020-08-10T17:22:09+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Learning Design, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Learning - press pause this isn’t working She’s there, the attendance register says so, ticks will go into boxes and records of learning will be kept. But she’s there in body only, her mind is elsewhere. She thinks is this Learning? I need to - press pause this isn’t working Today’s class is about the history [...]

Exploit and cultivate core competencies

By |2019-01-31T19:01:23+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: competency based courses and resources , Strategic Planning|Tags: , |

"How will you exploit and cultivate core competencies, those that will enable you to realise your strategic aims?" This is a question that I regularly ask during strategic planning workshops and one which leaders answer from a systems and process perspective. While systems are necessary for any company, most are not unique ,therefore, systems and expertise that [...]

Learning Design and The Art of Seduction

By |2019-01-29T16:50:56+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Learning Design|Tags: |

One of the most important, difficult and common decisions that designers of learning make is whether to add interesting text, sounds, or visuals to learning material. We want to arouse interest,curiosity, engagement but it's important to know when these elements seduce learners and when they become a distraction. Learning Design and The Art of Seduction The [...]

Articulating Competencies

By |2019-01-31T19:02:17+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: competency based courses and resources , Competency Based Recruitment|Tags: |

The task of articulating competencies can be challenging, particularly for management teams who not well versed in the language of competencies can often encounter difficulties when they attempt to articulate competencies. Yet, (as I am sure the customers who I have worked with recently will confirm) the effort of articulating competencies reaps significant returns for the [...]

Ideacide

By |2019-11-08T18:47:50+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Facilitating Change Initiatives, Strategic Planning|Tags: |

There was a time when the past was quite helpful in predicting the future, but in today's volatile business environment we need to be receptive to new ideas. Strategy has shifted into a place where reliance on planning based on past decisions may no longer be the best approach to accommodate changing realities.   Ideacide I [...]

The Culture Lens

By |2019-02-03T16:34:42+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, spectrain|Tags: , , |

What aspects of a person’s workplace behaviour can be attributed to their culture? Could it be that people of different cultures are essentially similar and their behaviour is influenced by organisational constraints and management action rather than by cultural characteristics?   Culture influences the behaviour of all individuals and groups within an organisation. It has an [...]

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