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Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

We need more super heroes. Not the kind you’re thinking of — that can leap over a tall building in a single bound, defy gravity, move mountains, or see through walls. No, we need more real life training superheroes. Maybe we already have them and we just have to take time to notice. They... Read More
5 Mission Critical Motives for Meetings and Ways to Make Them Marvelous

5 Mission Critical Motives for Meetings and Ways to Make Them Marvelous

My mind was swimming with ideas on how to gamify work and get more done at work after reading Gamestorming by Dave Gray and Sunni Brown . Meetings continue to get a bad rap, but as we transform meetings from time-wasters to strategic imperatives, the question isn’t whether to meet, but rather ... Read More
5 Tips to facilitate video training

5 Tips to facilitate video training

While we’re at no shortage for videos these days, the bigger question is how to make the most of video clips for memorable video learning, no matter how long or short they are. The exact prescription of what to do or how to do it, depends on the clip of course, but this handful of… Read More
Why use Training Games?

Why use Training Games?

One recent LinkedIN discussion that drew a lot of interest asked “Why do we use Training Games?”  So many people liked and commented, that I wanted to synthesize the conversation and pull out the highlights. Whether you’re using games to improve communication and listening skills,... Read More
Top Tips to Facilitate Great Meetings

Top Tips to Facilitate Great Meetings

Betty Lochner, an expert in training, coaching and communication, shares 7 tips that will keep you out of Meeting Hell and in Meeting Heaven! In her recent blog, she shares 7 wonderful insights. I’ve added some additional suggestions so you can easily implement these ideas and facilitate great... Read More
Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

You already know that learning requires an investment of time and mental focus. Listening to a lecture, reading a book, playing an experiential game, or watching a video can only get you so far. The real learning happens when you apply Thinking Methodologies to digest, discuss, and process the learn... Read More
Why we shouldn’t abandon Starbuck’s “#RaceTogether”

Why we shouldn’t abandon Starbuck’s “#RaceTogether”

Starting “The Conversation” In early April, 2015, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, reflected on the fatal shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and tried to do right. He introduced the “RaceTogether” campaign as a way to get people talking about race relations in the U.S.  Unfortunate... Read More
Keeping TABBs

Keeping TABBs

I’m always on the lookout for good “closers” to ensure that information learned at a training event, sticks.  This model was posted on LinkedIN by Kavita Iyer. Kavita asks participants to “Keep TABBs” on their learning. That is: Takeaway from the ‘event’ Ac... Read More