The obligatory Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) post: With virtual working and online learning on most of our minds

This post has been in different stages of draft for a week or more and I am just doing a quick edit of the below before pushing it out – well aware that anything written on this topic soon becomes out-of-date. For example, the Facebook group mentioned below has gone from about 8000 members to… Continue reading The obligatory Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) post: With virtual working and online learning on most of our minds

The often ignored realities of talent management (#6): leadership styles do exist

I will admit that I had forgotten about this little mini-series but the recent news over bullying allegations at the top levels of the UK’s government bring to the forefront once again the issue of leadership “styles” and the conflict that can come from different priorities and personalities in the workplace. There will of course… Continue reading The often ignored realities of talent management (#6): leadership styles do exist

Do we really “suck at training”?

If you do not know Clint Clarkson‘s work I would recommend his podcast. One of the features of his pod/YouTube are the #SundayRants where he lets rip on the (e)learning industry. I have found some of these to be funny, others quite familiar with what I have seen in my 15-ish years in the industry… Continue reading Do we really “suck at training”?

Some thoughts on ‘the schoolroom assumption’

I thought I had posted this a couple of weeks ago but just found it in my drafts so here goes… As I have recently been working in a school for the first time, Donald Taylor’s latest post (The perils of the schoolroom assumption) caught my eye. As is often the case with Don’s work… Continue reading Some thoughts on ‘the schoolroom assumption’

The real problems with Trump, Corbyn, Johnson, Jobs, Branson and the rest

I tweeted today to ask David Schneider, perhaps best known as a comedian but now often a political commentator, to stop using ‘Trump’ as a direct replacement for the USA in a tweet about today’s big story – selling off the NHS: Whilst I appreciate, in the above, I am referring to Trump being used… Continue reading The real problems with Trump, Corbyn, Johnson, Jobs, Branson and the rest