Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Recentrly running a training programme, and reviewing some of the participants’ concerns.  I was using a ‘problems into solutions’ activity, where the problems or issues are identified, then they work to identify relevant solutions.  One of the ‘problems’ listed was ‘apathy’, and in reviewing the solutions offered, I mentioned that no one had put down [...]

On the road again…

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Just a few snapshots from some recent programmes: Working with an international accommodation booking company, helping them revisit their core values, and identify core behaviours…. Working with lecturers in a Midlands FE college, to try out new methods for engaging ‘boysterous’ learners…

The Big Idea…and creative thinking…!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


You may have seen this going the rounds via email.  If not, it’s worth a read.  It’s author, to give him credit, is Frank McDaniel, Business Development Manager, Sales, Scotland. Dear Mr Darling, Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain’s economy. Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money

Newsletter, June 2009…

Thursday, June 25, 2009


DIANE… UPDATE Those of you who know Diane will already know she is currently on extended leave, to care for her husband, Ian, who is poorly.  We would like to thank all of you for your kind messages of help and support, and of course we all wish them both well. RECENT ASSIGNMENTS… Examples of some of our [...]


Sunday, June 7, 2009


How useful it is to have a mobile…. Not just for the phone and texting, but for the photos.  On a recent assignment, we were working in a room with no flip chart or wifi, and only a small whiteboard.  We were generating lots of ideas, and it was important to capture them before clearing the [...]

Recent assignments..

Sunday, June 7, 2009


A couple that were different from the norm.  The first was to help a metropolitan borough undertake a consultation exercise with hard to reach groups about its revenue and benefits services.  We discussed a range of options, and eventually came up with the main part of the session having the customers seated at a series [...]

Top 10: ways to get training resources…

Saturday, June 6, 2009


1: Keep your eyes open: the world is full of free or cheap resources.  The trick is to have in your mind what you are currently wanting to improve, and checking regularly whether what you are seeing, hearing, looking at or working with will help you.  For those who know our training, having a course [...]

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