Use Brain Science to Create Extraordinary Workplaces for Older Workers

I remember an upbeat, if not simplistic, marketing message from yesteryear (and still out there), that life was sequential. First we work, then we enjoy the fruits of our labour; “Freedom at 55”. Today, our approach to work and aging is changing. Look at this graphic, via thought leader, Age Wave: Older workers are remaining […]

How to Accelerate the Development of New Collaborative Relationships

When I look around my city, Victoria, I see lots of complex issues and challenges on the agenda; municipal amalgamation, sewage disposal, transportation mix… These are big items. Many stakeholders are involved. Each issue has many components to it. If people try tackle the issue as a whole, collaboration gridlock often follows. Better to subdivide […]

Don’t Let Your Decision-Making Get In The Way Of Success

“I don’t want my decision-making to ever cost me in an event like this.” Those words were spoken by professional golfer Jordan Spieth after his Masters golf tourney victory, in April this year. Precious insight from a young man of 21. That strategy is obviously still working for Spieth, currently, the world’s hottest golfer; witness […]

Sexual Consent, Serving Tea and Learning Through Metaphor

Sexual consent speaks to how we treat each other. When we choose consent, as our way, we choose constructive, relationship-oriented behaviour. We choose a collaborative way. How do we know if sex is consensual? Using ‘serving tea’ as a metaphor for sexual consent, this 3-minute animation by Blue Seat Studios (building on the work of blogger Rockstar […]

3 Ways a Leader Can Increase Cooperation Between Departments

When it comes to fostering innovation, a survey of 3,600 executives globally put “increase cooperation between departments” at the top of their list. That was one of the research findings, by info tech mega corp, EMC, on the Information Generation. The following chart, summarizes the respondents take on “How to Increase Innovation”, and was part of the […]

Inviting Participation In Your Virtual Meetings

As a facilitator of virtual meetings, are you the hub of all communications or do you empower participants to interact among themselves? Virtual participation, interactivity, isn’t just a ‘nice to have’.  As with in-person meetings, two-way conversations, facilitator-participants, and participants-participants, are a key determinant of group success. Knowing how to keep meetings participatory in the […]

A Basic 3-Step Model to Help You Resolve a Business Dispute

“This is taking up way more time than its worth”. Those are words I often hear from people weighed down by a business dispute. As a mediator of business disputes (and other non-criminal civil disputes), here is a basic 3-step framework model that I commonly use to help people move from dispute to resolution. You […]

How I Flip a Training Workshop

“Flipped” learning is based on the premise that group time should focus on group interactions, and that content that you can learn on your own should be kept there; i.e., on your time. Most people are familiar with the flipped classroom model. Workshops, and certainly meetings, can be well served by taking a ‘flipped’ approach. […]