A new identity: The Learning Reducer

Following on from my reflective posts in recent weeks about my experience, things I have seen in the workplace and the challenges the world faces I have come up with a title for myself: The Learning Reducer. Inspiration (outside of learning) “instead of adding stuff, try taking stuff away”  – Rick Rubin: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/rick-rubin/ The inspiration… Continue reading A new identity: The Learning Reducer

Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

As a follow up to my previous post, now some thoughts on my job hunt. It’s over two years since my last job search, this time self-inflicted rather than redundancy driven.  I had gone very ‘eggs in one basket’ for a role in an organisation I am really keen on (but have heard today they… Continue reading Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

Time to stop the snobbery in L&D

L&D departments need to support their organisation in valuable ways.  Simples. Yet I increasingly feel that the L&D industry takes a snobbish approach to the world of work – far too often talking about what we might actually call ‘knowledge workers’ or, at least, office work. Yes knowledge work is obviously a large part of… Continue reading Time to stop the snobbery in L&D

Why I’ve changed my mind on award nights

In the past I’ve been quite snobby about award nights in the HR/L&D field.  I’d argued the only real recognition you should need is from your board/c-suite that you are doing a good job.  However, I’m increasingly being won over as award nights for a number of reasons. My new found enthusiasm includes that (well… Continue reading Why I’ve changed my mind on award nights

Adapting your Personal Brand in a Volatile World (Event)

A thought provoking breakfast session at TeleTech consulting. Whilst I attended to think about my own brand and how I can support others with their own it was really an event that worked at multiple levels – individual, team, department, organisation, etc. The three recommended strategies: A growth mind-set vs. fixed Clarity of self, strengths,… Continue reading Adapting your Personal Brand in a Volatile World (Event)