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Creating a Memorable Debrief

Creating a Memorable Debrief

Several years ago, I attended a two-day marketing conference. At the end, a colleague asked: “So, what are your top takeaways?” Exhausted from sitting, listening, and learning, my brain was so overloaded, I couldn’t quickly gather my thoughts to provide an answer. Compared to confe... Read More
From Team-Bonding Activities to Team-Building

From Team-Bonding Activities to Team-Building

Team Bonding Activities—a stepping-stone to Team Building We’ve been neglecting team building. It hasn’t been on purpose. In fact, we’ve been trying hard to keep our teams together despite physical distancing and the absence of consistent day-to-day interactions. We’ve gotten together over... Read More
Simone and Suni’s Psychological Safety Net

Simone and Suni’s Psychological Safety Net

I grew up doing gymnastics. I wasn’t Olympics material, but I was pretty good at the time and even won a few medals at state competitions. Over the years, I certainly did my share of falling off the beam and the bars. I practiced hundreds of backflips before I could do one that didn’t look… Read More
3 Tips to Ease Back-to-Work Transitions

3 Tips to Ease Back-to-Work Transitions

Last week, my colleague George told me a story he’d heard recently. The set-up sounds like a joke, but I swear it’s true. A company president and marketing VP walk into an elevator at their high-rise office building. Neither had been to the office in over 15 months. The elevator doors cl... Read More
Hybrid is the New Gray – Training “P.C.”

Hybrid is the New Gray – Training “P.C.”

What will hybrid work and training look like post-COVID (P.C.)? Honestly, we don’t know. Companies with a vested interest in return-to-in-person work are quick to share their data and projections anticipating a surge back to offices. Organizations that provide online resources are just as spee... Read More
Learning from Yoga

Learning from Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga for just over a year now. I love it. Not only is it helping me build my core and feel healthy, but yoga’s ancient customs lend fresh perspective to another world I’ve been immersed in for over 20 years—training and learning. What can trainers learn from the practice... Read More
Nuts and Bolts of Applying Brain Science to Teaching

Nuts and Bolts of Applying Brain Science to Teaching

I’m always on the lookout for ideas that apply knowledge of how the brain works to specific teaching and facilitation techniques. So, my interest was piqued when I came across Daniel Willingham’s article, “Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think.“* He explained that 16 years ... Read More
The Pillar of Trust

The Pillar of Trust

Conflict is a part of life. It’s part of sibling, family, and spousal relationships. It rears its ugly head at work when colleagues have different ideas about how to achieve a goal, when they discuss who should do what work and when personalities clash. Conflict is part of friendships and, a... Read More
Learning how to talk to each other again

Learning how to talk to each other again

After the most divisive political season in our nation’s history, I think we’re all trying to figure out how to move on. We talk about unifying our divided country, about building mutual support and repairing relationships, but have little idea how to do it. The key to building relations... Read More
Fidgeting is Good for your Health!

Fidgeting is Good for your Health!

Can’t sit still?  You’re not alone.  And, chances are, you’re healthier because of it! The big reason that fidgeting is associated with good health is that it keeps your blood flowing and prevents it from pooling. In her New York Times article, “Why Fidgeting Is Good Medicine,... Read More