The trouble with passion and purpose at work

Passion and purpose. Everything you need to get started with motivation. Right? Many HR professionals and leaders seem convinced today that the key to motivating workers is to unlock and release their passion. But will it work? At the ASTD2013 ICE this year, I heard from 4 people about this topic and my first impression […]

Boldness, Decision and Action

Look at this picture. What’s wrong with it? Looks tidy, right? Nice Paul McCartney poster? Nobody died.. This is the small room at the bottom of the stairs in my house. Opposite the sofa you can find my guitars. Sometimes I sit and play there. The door goes through to the entrance of the house […]

5 reasons why Dan Steer and Barney Stinson are the same person, by Christophe Schmitz

During a recent presentation skills training, one of my participants suggested I was like Barney Stinson from “How I Met Your Mother”. At the time, this meant nothing to me, as I had never seen the sitcom. 2 weeks later, I received a spontaneous email from another participant of that training, Christophe Schmitz, containing this […]

LinkedIN Praise for ASTD2013 TU306

If you are wondering what this post is all about, read the introduction post hereā€¦ The following are comments from the LinkedIN group associated to my ASTD2013 ICE session TU306: Practical Use of Social Media for Formal Learning. You can also see the tweets here.. Thanks for reading! D   Hazel Jackson started a discussion […]

Praise for my session TU306 at ASTD2013

The response to my speech during session TU306 at the ASTD International Conference and Exhibition in Dallas this year has been overwhelming and extremely touching.   Over 20 people took their time on Wednesday to interrupt my attempts to stalk Karl Kapp and steal JD Dillon’s iPad charger with handshaking, thanks and congratulations. Several people […]

5 Tips for Game Design and Learning, from Julie Dirksen

During the Wednesday morning ASTD2013 session with Karl Kapp, we were “sold” on Gamification for learning. Session W306 with Julie Dirksen filled in some of the design gaps. If, like me, you believe gamification for learning is worth exploring, you might be getting started on your first attempts at game design. When you have your […]