What I Learned in March 2019

The three things I have picked to talk about what I learned in March 2019 are: Mental Models Data Analytics for learning professionals What we can learn from blue zones about longevity Watch the video to hear what I learned and/or read the summary below 1. Mental Models In March…

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What I Learned in February 2019

The three I’ve picked for February's ‘What I Learned’ video: Artificial Intelligence and the future of the learning profession Skill gap across the learning profession Workshops - less is better Watch the video to hear what I learned and/or read the summary below. 1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future…

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What I Learned in January 2019

The new year is a great time for renewing your energy and planning for the coming year.  In addition to making my own plans I mentored others to create future-ready Professional Development plans.  I also travelled to participate in the Learning Technologies Conference in the UK. The three I’ve picked…

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What I Learned In November 2018

November was an extraordinarily busy month for me, with abundant learning opportunities in the course of my work.  The three I've picked for this month's 'What I Learned' video are: How I Learn - spoiler alert - mostly through my work, collaboration and conversation with others.  Here is a link…

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What I Learned In October 2018

I did something different with my monthly 'What I Learned' video for October.  I was inspired by the impact of brevity on my blog writing. My wonderful publicity / blogging mentor, Katie Mac, set me a challenge.  My writing was weighed down with very long sentences.  Katie gave me a…

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What I learned Sept 2018

What I Learned In September 2018

Liminality Liminality is derived from the Latin word 'liminal' which means 'threshold.'  It originated in anthropology as a term for the middle phase in a rite of passage.  In this phase a person is passing from one state to another.  It is a time of transition. In early September I…

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What I Learned in August 2018

What I Learned In August 2018

Using Personas I've noticed that I'm using personas, especially the empathy mapping component, more frequently and fluidly in my work.  I posted a daily dispatch about this in late August.  I often share this introduction to empathy mapping with others if they are curious or I want to use the tool with…

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What I Learned in July 2018

What I Learned in July 2018

To encourage others to learn continuously a leader can role model what this looks like.  A simple way to do this is to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella - create and share a monthly 'What I Learned' video.  I've added this practice to my ongoing learning…

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Motivation to Learn in Flatter Organisations

Motivaton to Learn in Flatter Organisations

During a discussion with the Procurement Director of a large corporate last week she was exploring the impact of flatter organisational structures on career development and learning for her team.  The elimination of layers in the organisational hierarchy has reduced her ability to offer her team members promotion through a…

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