Better workplaces

by Darren on May 27, 2015

I just started reading this book the other day – Work Rules. Many trainers I know are assisting organisations to work more effectively and obviously it isn’t a bad idea to see how one of the  best organisations at effective workplace management does it. The organisation I am writing about is Google. The slideshow below is a good outline of what the book is about. I found the slideshow at the bottom of the post while watching the Work Rules one. It contains some useful statistics on effective and ineffective workplaces. Very interesting.

 

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Get productive this week

by Darren on May 25, 2015

A good week to get productive. Below is a simple infographic showing you how, courtesy of Makeuseof.

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Sunday Zephyr – Flying

May 24, 2015

I hope your Sunday is going well. I hope your flying through the day with a smile on your face. Some of you may be flying but I am pretty sure that none of you are literally flying through the day. The guy below is and if you have ever had the desire to fly then […]

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MOOCs for Executives

May 22, 2015

If you are a regular reader you know that I am a big fan of MOOCs. I have recently been thinking about MOOC’s ability to be used for senior management training where time is always an issue. Would it work? On the face of it, it sounds like a great idea but there could be […]

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What training is not!

May 20, 2015

It has been quite a while since I released a new video but I had a bit of spare time over the last few weekends and I was keen to play around with some green screen stuff and this video was the result. I haven’t gt it right yet but I am learning. I hope […]

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Leadership

May 18, 2015

I have a few leadership programs coming up soon as well as later in the year I am going to be interviewed on my views of how to lead people effectively. I was looking around at some resources and found these two excellent videos. I thought you might enjoy them. There are many more out […]

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Sunday Zephyr – The Internet of Things

May 17, 2015

How is your Sunday going? Hopefully the weather is good and you are outside doing things. Maybe you are doing things while being connected to the internet of things. I was a little unclear about this term until recently. If you don’t know what it means or you just want to learn more check out […]

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Empathy

May 15, 2015

Empathy is a critical trainer skill and it is a topic that comes up often during training. It is important to understand what empathy is and be very aware that it is different to sympathy. Watch the clever video below to gain an understanding of empathy. Can’t see the video – click here

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Teens and media

May 13, 2015

I caught this great article the other day courtesy of makeuseof about teens and their media usage. It incorporates a great graphic which I have included below. Check out the original article here. Many of us are training participants who are coming out of their teens and it is important that we understand how their […]

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Emotional Intelligence

May 11, 2015

I get a lot of questions about emotional intelligence and also the majority of my delivery and instructional design relies on good emotional intelligence principles. If you need a bit of an update on what it means and what it consists of the slideshow below will help. How emotionally intelligent are you? from Daniel Goleman […]

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