Working from home
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What does working together mean right now?

For many of us, our ‘working together now’ is via technology rather than being together in the office.  Remote teaming and working from home now, and for the near future, is the new norm. This has some interesting considerations from…
Art vs Science 2
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Science Vs Art in facilitating learning – 2

Formula for Facilitating This is the second blog sharing the ‘science’ side of the debate I gave at the Australian Institute of Training and Developments SA Divisional Council’s ‘Great Debate: Art Vs Science Learning Breakfast’…
Learning Art vs Science
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Science Vs Art in facilitating learning - 1

Science Vs Art in facilitating learning - 1 of 2 Formula for Learning I recently had the pleasure of delivering the ‘science’ side of a debate at the Australian Institute of Training and Development SA Divisional Council’s ‘Great Debate…
It's not you it's your brain
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It's not you - it's your brain!

At a recent presentation on the topic of Managing Self and Influencing Others Through Change, I spoke about the huge changes that have been experienced in the technology arena. And, as a result of this, societal expectations have also changed…
Making decisions is a demanding workout
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Making decisions really is a demanding workout

We make a staggering number of decisions – every minute, hour and day.   Many of these decisions are not made consciously.  Those that happen with frequency have become a ‘pattern’ and formed a mental map, so happen non-consciously. …
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We build and lose trust one conversation at a time - over time

Have you ever wondered why some conversations feel comfortable and engaging?  You find them easy and rewarding to be a part of, and, others feel like hard work or you’d rather walk away from them because it’s too hard.  How often have…
Common sense isn't that common
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Common sense isn't really that common!

How many times have you heard those two words ‘common sense’? Or, used them yourself during conversations? Let’s face, it we all have (or do)! I’ve heard those two words used numerous times. ‘Well, that’s just common sense!’,…
loneliness conundrum more connected yet less connection
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The Loneliness Conundrum - more connected, yet, less connection

I read last week about the UK recently appointing a ‘Minister for Loneliness’ – Tracey Crouch for those interested. Truthfully, I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I’m pleased that there is an awareness that social isolation is…
Growth Mindset - Question mark in maze shows thinking
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Change with a growth mindset lens

Last week, I and a whole bunch of enthusiastic change practitioners, attended the Bi-annual ChangeConnect Awards in Adelaide.  During the opening remarks, Susan Stewart spoke about change, including the work of Carol Dweck. I’m a huge…
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Improve your personal productivity - focus on managing cognitive load

Why the shift? We keep hearing that our world is becoming more complex and cycling faster and faster.  That’s true.   And it means the need to be able to focus our attention is becoming greater and greater.  Brain fact – attention…