Tag Archives: Difference

The role of ritual and why to avoid too much structure in learning

It’s a big day here in Amsterdam, Queen Beatrix has abdicated and handed the crown over to her son, the now King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch like to party and today is no exception: as i write this the celebrations are … Continue reading

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Cultural differences in learning: as the world gets smaller, do our challenges get bigger?

I’m having a whole range of interesting conversations about the challenges of global learning delivery at the moment. I’m particularly interested in cultural differences in social learning spaces, understanding whose rules apply here. In essence, the challenge is simple: people … Continue reading

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Cultural differences in social learning spaces: exploring difference

A world without barriers: that’s what the internet brings us. We are networked in every aspect of our lives and come together in social learning spaces for work, for pleasure and for no good reason at all. We are addicted … Continue reading

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Heading North: The iPad and my Dad.

As i may have mentioned, i’m travelling with my parents. Father has bought an iPad. After a lifetime of computing with PC’s, he’s also bought a book on the iPad. It’s about the size of a telephone directory for a … Continue reading

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Sharing and learning. How our differences are what can draw us together.

I’ve had the great privilege in this trip to the US to meet with a number of different teams that work in the same area as me: learning and development. We are divided by differences in language and terminology, but … Continue reading

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Coaching from outside the organisation. Why finding a group of widely differing individuals to coach us can unlock new ideas and broaden our perspective.

When you’re facing a particular challenge, be it a technical problem or looking at your leadership style, having a coach can be particularly useful. For some, having formal coaching sessions is invaluable, whilst for others, a more informal style and … Continue reading

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We’re all the same, in a different kind of way. The perils of designing standardised ‘global’ training programmes.

Global organisations often want people to do things in global ways. There is frequently a desire to standardise processes and approaches across a wide variety of areas, anything from Coaching to Sales Management. In itself, this isn’t necessarily a bad … Continue reading

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