Can you define your values and do you know how to put them into action? In this post we explore how looking back can help you move forward with values in mind.
#cherishcurates - where I summarise the top 5 bits of content I came across this week that have added to my thinking on all things people, performance and how we work. This week the top 5 (in no particular order are) are: What makes a good leader - Gary Vaynerchuck Fast drawing for everyone -… Continue reading #cherishcurates: Being Wrong, Fast Drawing, Culture Fit, Recruitment & Mindset
Last week I participated in an awesome Tweet Chat facilitated by @ozlearn, where I got the opportunity to introduce myself to new ideas (and new people) regarding Learning Ecosystems. What's a Learning Ecosystem? Well that's something that the chat couldn't really agree on.... I can't help but think that a Learning Ecosystem really sums up the… Continue reading The Rise of the Learning Ecosystem!
People ask me why I like working in HR. They seem to think my days are spent listening to complaints and disciplining people - which is actually a very small part of my role (maybe I'm the exception not the rule?). So I thought for a bit of Monday happiness I'd share my favourite parts of working in… Continue reading Creativity, stories and surprises – why I dig HR!
When was the last time you truly pushed yourself to learn something new, that didn't have anything to do with your day job? Mine was yesterday when after much consideration and frustration I decided to build a fly screen for my kitchen. I went through a number of steps to actually get to the end… Continue reading Learning about learning from DIY projects
This week I have been completing my TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment). The mix of students includes mostly technical specialists who will be involved with training others in the workplace. I have had some considerable conflicts with the content and that was to be expected because I have experience and have been exposed to some… Continue reading Quick thoughts on the TAE
Subject Matter Experts (SME's) do not always make the greatest facilitators, at least at first. Often they make the mistake of assuming the learners know what they are talking about, or they might have little confidence and knowhow when it comes to public speaking let alone facilitating! Today I attended a training course where I… Continue reading SME’s turned expert facilitators
In 2015 I'm going to investigate more about.... Communication design principles. Colour, layout, design, writing style, advertising and connection through visual media - I have to know more! I think there is a real gap in the skill set of HR practitioners in this space. Knowing how to craft communications with excellence beyond a boring… Continue reading Looking back and forward 2014/2015
The pursuit of your dream will be heart breaking. Now I am not saying that the journey isn't worth it, or that you should stop taking chances but you need to get that it's going to be the best and the worst experience. Yes that's it folks, success is what happens when you push through… Continue reading Success is heartbreaking stuff
"what comes to mind when you think of eLearning" - this was the question I put to a bunch of my friends who do not work in learning and development. Words like boring, plain, unappealing, basic and dry came up. I heard anecdotes of PowerPoints and slideshows, bad videos and clunky quizzes, awkward talking cartoons… Continue reading Where do you start with elearning?