Getting more FLOW (24 more ideas from trainees)

In a previous post, I listed the initiatives that training participants came up with for creating and maintaining more FLOW in the organisation. This post follows-up with 24 more ideas in 5 concrete FLOW  areas …   To get more FLOW, be sure everyone has a clear mission Take the time to translate core company […]

Leverage the Obama Effect in Social Learning

OK, admittedly I didn’t really invent a new buzz-term. I just adapted the famous idea of 6 degrees of seperation (or Kevin Bacon?) to make a point: I “know” Obama! …and so do you, probably. And if you don’t know Obama, you probably know many other interesting people. And that’s what makes social learning so […]

Creating Strategic Action in 4 Steps

This blog post has been written as support for homework for participants from my training on “Creating Influence”. …but the exercise described below is an excellent approach to defining strategic action for any mission you may undertake.   First, let’s describe “strategic action” How is strategic action different to normal action? It considers one’s current […]

SoMe for Learning Managers – Practical Case no1: Formal International Social Learning

As you may have seen, I’ve already posted 2 practical SoMe usage cases for Trainers (1) (2)- these will continue soon … This one is for the Learning and Development Managers out there wondering how they can formally use SoMe solutions to support a social-learning initiative. The options are endless, but some of the people […]

SoMe for Trainers – Practical Example no.2

Nothing annoys me more as a trainee than sitting in training listening to everyone say what THEY think of something before the trainer gives the “right answer” or whatever answer will be used as a common framework for the next 2 hours… Why do trainers do that? If there ISN’T a right answer, then I […]