Key learning design steps to get right, unless you don’t want any change

Day 2 of ASTD2013 seems to be taking a theme and it is this: What we are doing in the learning doesn’t work! In session M200, speaker Francis Wade is helping us to understand why it is so difficult to create real change with learning programmes and to see what we can do about it. […]

Consultancy competences

In a recent training delivered by one of my colleagues, new joiners in one of the world’s leading consultancy companies got together to create a list of competences required to be a good consultant. Here is what they said:   You have to know some things… ..technology solutions ..how people work & listen ..how to […]

Neil Young on leadership, creativity, performance and people styles

I’ve been watching the special features of Jonathan Demme’s excellent capturing of Neil Young in”Heart of Gold”. These words from Neil reminded me of the ASTD2012 session of John Kao on innovation and jazz improvisation …and also got me thinking about leadership skills, changing environments, the way we manage people, creativity, the differences between people […]

Who loves red monkeys? (survey)

In his work on organizational innovation, @JefStaes talks uses the analogy of red monkeys to describe a new idea. These 2 blog posts outline that idea and deliver results of my recent online survey of 71 people to see who loves red monkeys themselves, in their teams and in their organisations… I suggest you read […]

Who loves red monkeys? (theory)

In his work on organizational innovation, @JefStaes talks uses the analogy of red monkeys to describe a new idea. These 2 blog posts outline that idea and deliver results of my recent online survey of 71 people to see who loves red monkeys themselves, in their teams and in their organisations… To read the survey […]

18 tips for managers to bring change into an organisation

If you are a manager trying to bring change into the organisation, here are 3 main things to think about: 1. How do people react to change? 2. What are the different personalities you can see when introducing change? 3. How can we as leaders do a good job of dealing with change?   This […]