Archive for month: April, 2013

The power of storytelling

25 Apr
April 25, 2013 According to an editorial in Management Today (February 2013), the way to paint a positive future for your teams and staff is to tell a story.  Far from being something that only children enjoy, storytelling for executives is now de rigor in the workplace.  But what is storytelling – and, more importantly, does it work? Story Storytelling has been used by the human race for as long as we have been able to communicate.  Australian cave paintings were used by the aboriginal people as a way Read more [...]

The various types of social learners

18 Apr
April 18, 2013 I’ve blogged before that I’ve been fascinated by the concept of social learning for some time.  This post forms part of my voyage of discovery and focuses on the various types of social learners. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a personal voyage and as such reflects what I’ve seen, heard and found.  I’m sure this post – as with others - may well generate some adverse responses and criticism but I wanted to give you the opportunity of understanding the journey I made and for you Read more [...]

The proverbs of learning and development (4-6)

11 Apr
April 11, 2013 In a previous post I took you to a slightly lighter but equally stimulating place and explored the application of proverbs for today’s Learning and Development professionals.  I’ve already covered three examples and here are another three for you to enjoy. In this post I’ll explore the following proverbs (starting at number four, because you’ve already had numbers one through three): 4. Too many cooks spoil the broth 5. You can’t fool all the people all the time 6. Knowledge is power 4. Read more [...]

Trust me I’m a leader

04 Apr
April 4, 2013 According to claims in Management Today, 28% of managers and 31% of non-managers have little or no trust in their leader or management team.  In addition, research by the CIPD suggests that: “Trust is known to be a fundamental enabler of many workplace benefits. If trust levels are high, organisations experience more, and superior, problem-solving and co-operation, a reduced need for constant monitoring and quality checks and increased information sharing. There is also greater acceptance of Read more [...]