Yearly Archives: 2011


Grumbles into Gold

Prompted by an old friend seeking insights on blogging today, the following thoughts emerged... My first attempt at blogging was before "Blogging" was a word, during virtual team working days. This was back in the early nineties. As a leader of an early virtual team, I felt that I needed a way to let everyone

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00December 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Psychometric Testing? Well……

Psychometric Testing? Well...... I looked up one day to see a team of people crowding into the doorway to my office, hoping to distract me from my paperwork and seek my help. They wanted to know if I could arrange for psychometric testing to be done on all the members of their team. They wanted

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00June 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being Inclusive Amidst Cognitive Diversity

Here's an example (at Board Room level) of being inclusive amidst cognitive diversity.... It's springtime in Scotland, early 1990's. The dark cold indoor winter days have opened up into warm daylight hours with flowers blooming in the parks, birds twittering in the trees and people strolling through the meandering walkways feeling and smelling the promise

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00June 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Presenting to Large Audiences

I'm reviewing my recent "performance" on to help others that I work with learn what they might want to do or to NOT do, when speaking to large audiences. It was a room full of librarians, in my!

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00May 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Leverage Live Training

A legal team has asked me to help them digitaly leverage an aspect of their live training programme. How? Check: These days, it's so very easy to get this type of work done without all the overhead of just a few years ago... Hurray!

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00May 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feedback from Facilitating

I've been meaning to post some fo the feedback from the group work I do....   “Good work all round”   “Structure of planned day still made sense even in light of the morning’s revelations”   “A sign of a well-thought-out day”   “A lot of good planning with the appropriate style of day for the department”  

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00May 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

20 Lessons for Third Sector Facilitators

1. The overall objective for a Directorate's "Away Day" is of primary importance - yet this must be separated from the initially imagined process design for achieving it. 2. The person holding the overall objective (e.g. the Director) may well not be the best-placed person to design the day, though their ideas will help the

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00January 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

enhancing the usage of eLearning

A member of a Learning & Development team in a large consultancy was planning to "enhance the usage of their e-learning portal and bring in more awareness about this mode of learning". He was looking for "material on enhancing an online training mode, and any mailer/ initiative that could help make this a success".  

By |2019-08-31T18:14:16+00:00January 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments