08 Nov 2016

I think we can all agree that people will always need to develop new skills. We’ve all heard the old argument that the pace of change in the world is accelerating and blah blah blah, and we can’t deny it. And to keep up with this change people all around the world will always need to develop new skills. But a huge challenge organisations around the world face is being able to invest i...

04 Nov 2016

  Instructional Designer and Training Consultant I'm sure you've experienced poor design at some point in your life. You'll find a good example of poor design in bathroom sinks across the world. After you've washed your hands, you reach round the taps to find the button that pushes the plug out. But?soon discover there is no button. It turns out you have to dip your hands back...

28 Dec 2015

Presence. From the moment this guy walked into the room you knew he had presence. Everyone could feel his presence. Several people even whispered “Wow! This guy’s got presence!”. As he introduced himself it turned out ’Presence’ was his middle name. For the whole day eyes were fixated on him, pulse rates went up, and everyone who watched him couldn’t help but perspire. Obviously this guy...

30 Aug 2015

The Nightmare The elevator doors are about to close, but you just manage to get a foot in, and barge your way into the already overcrowded metal box as you hear several not-so-subtle sighs coming from the people behind you. Panting and sweating, you look at your watch, it’s 8:55am. It’s OK, you’ve still got five minutes, the class can start on time, the client will be happy. Sure, you...

04 Aug 2015

You’ve just sat down to watch your finance manager Carol deliver her annual report. She cracks a joke about how there are some worried faces in the audience. You laugh and think that was funny. She shows a slide with her agenda for the day. Your mind takes in the slide whilst you can just about make out sounds coming from her mouth. She moves to the next slide and it’s a table with lots ...

01 Jun 2015

Does this sound familiar? Slide 1, a quote by some famous person. Slide 2, some persuasive statistics. Slide 3, a long list of tips. Slide 4, instructions for an activity. Slide 5, some debrief questions. Slide 6, another long list of tips. Slide 7, another long list of tips. Slide 8, another long list of tips.?And one final list of tips on Slide 9. What I am describing here is a lack o...