Learning & Development Professionals Articles of Interest
Insights about people that can simplify or complicate your work
The Way We Look at the Problem is Almost Always Part of the Problem
In my work with individuals and teams, we often begin with the question “What problem are we trying to solve?” This simple question can generate a strong reaction.
Why are we having such a hard time hearing each other?
Often times we are so quick to get our point across, we miss what others are saying entirely.
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” – Don Marquis
There are as many recommendations about how to overcome it as there are definitions.
Exploring the relationship between activity and impact
What is the relationship between activity and impact
Building a Support System – Dancing with the Ugly Dancers
One of the critical practices for exercising leadership is “Getting on the Balcony” – that is, finding a way to reflect in the midst of action. A useful metaphor is to think about your place of work as a “dance floor.”
The “Louder” Strategy
At one point in my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I employed a woman who spoke no English. When I would introduce her to English-speaking people, they would invariably speak louder to her.