Team.

Teams are the engine room of performance, so why not make it the same for learning?   In world sport, 2016 was a special year.  Leicester City defied cashed-up rivals to win the UK’s Premier League from nowhere.  In Australia, the Western Bulldogs and Cronulla Sharks broke 50 year premiership droughts to create fairy-tale finishes…

Room.

Why we need room to move to allow for innovation, change and learning.   Four months ago, I last wrote here of my desired approach to building a learning ecosystem.  The main desired quality I articulated for the ecosystem was elasticity: where movement is invited, with a cadence that can be followed, maintaining a strength of…

Elasticity.

25 years ago, the British acid jazz pioneers The Brand New Heavies (BNH) had just cracked the American market. Originally an instrumental band, they now had a talented vocalist (N’Dea Davenport) and a successful album.  They had reached a position most music artists aspire to, but that few reach.  So what to do for their…

Ertia.

“A grapefruit is a lemon that had a chance and took advantage of it.” – Oscar Wilde   Wind was blowing the hot-air balloons southwards.  I couldn’t tell if they were in front or behind the city skyline, but as I ran towards the view, I tried to disassociate my cadence with their imperturbable glide….

Edith.

  This is the ballad of Edith, the little learning program that found her own way by listening to those who she served, and by having the courage to change and grow herself.   Program management isn’t really all that interesting, unless you make it so… Out of the aspects of my job that I…

Panel.

If you asked a business leader what they look for in a facilitator, what would they say to you?   On Wednesday 25 May 2016, the IAF Oceania facilitation conference started.  To get it to that point took a lot of people contributing whatever they could.  A major contribution from the IAF Oceania Region representative,…

Oasis.

  “Be grateful when the comfort comes… To make a difference, I need composure.  To make a difference, to make it.” Lapsed Catholics (song), Travels With Myself And Another (Album), Future of the Left (Artist), 2009.   What a shame such an horribly derivative band hijacked the word ‘oasis’.  Prior to 1994, you would hear…