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Managing Instructional Designers: Tips and Traps

Managing Instructional Designers: Tips and Traps Introduction  There is a strong trend to self-directed learning, especially for younger people.  For example, we were recently trying to relocate to a park for our 4-year old grandson when this frustrated little voice from the back seat piped up, “Just Google it!” Educators have the responsibility to make […]

Tim Minchen – 9 Life Lessons


Give nothing to racism – New Zealand Human Rights Commission


3 Strategy Traps to Avoid when Managing Change – Sept 2017

3 Strategy Traps to Avoid when Managing Change I recently sacrificed the opportunity to enjoy a coffee at my favourite coffee shop because of a talk on change Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, was giving on the car radio. You can listen to the podcast here – ABC National Radio His essential point was that […]

Human Rights, Marriage Equality, HR & Good Business Practice

Human Rights, Marriage Equality, HR & Good Business Practice I have asked myself:  Does the marriage equality survey have anything to do with us as HR, or HR Development professionals?  Yes, it does.  Over 800 organisations have publicly supported marriage equality.  Their stance could be driven by a sense of justice, or perhaps because they […]

6 Techniques to Nurture an Agile Mind

Sarah Young It is time for a new way of thinking. I would go as far as to say it is time for us to really evolve in our thinking patterns. In order to deal with a new landscape, one has to observe the view through new eyes. Our current minds were perfect for a […]

Comparison is the Thief of Joy – July 2017

Comparison is the Thief of Joy This quote from Keith Adams struck a chord with me.  With the advent of social media such as Facebook, where everybody is deliriously happy, and LinkedIn, where everyone is extraordinarily successful; comparison with fabricated images is a recipe for unhappiness.  It is far wiser to gain clarity on one’s […]

Volunteering: Give and Receive – May 2017

Volunteering – Give without the Expectation of Receiving = Receiving I am always surprised when people compliment me for training guide dogs.  It is an inherently satisfying volunteering activity, not a sacrifice – as is most volunteering.  The key to volunteering is to select something that one finds satisfying and useful, in contrast to giving […]

Accentuate the Positive – April 2017

Sing the Blues (Away) – Join a Choir Blue eyed people may not know this, but African-Americans sang the Blues to get out of, not into feeling blue.  Research shows that people feel uplifted when they sing in a choir.  So, consider joining one of the very many different types of community choirs.  Or consider […]

Curating L&D Content – February 2017

Free L&D Content – Some Suggestions for HRD Professionals I have recently discovered a great website for L&D content, much of it free.  They even have a pre-test option so you can get an insight into your current skill level.  The shift from getting content information from the “sage on the stage” to a range […]

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