Category Archives: Mediocrity

The ecosystem of engagement in learning

We do not learn in isolation: we inhabit a rich ecosystem of media, all competing for our attention. TV adverts, posters on the sides of buses, radio, new music, films, the xBox, books, emails from friends, Facebook and Twitter, there … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Community, Conformity, Creative, Curation, Design, Effectiveness, Engagement, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Technology, Mediocrity, Pace, Stories, Storytelling, Teaching, Training, Variety, xBox | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Learn excellence wherever you can

Last week i wrote how i learnt about authenticity from the waiter at a pizza takeaway, today i’m writing about excellence and my experience at a hotel. They’re very pedestrian examples, but have great immediacy and relevance to me, hence … Continue reading

Posted in Achievement, Community, Culture, Effectiveness, Environment, Leadership, Management, Mediocrity, Motivation, Performance, Pride, Sincerity, Success, Team Coaching, Teams, Tone of Voice, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Authenticity

It was a long day yesterday: up at five thirty, then after delivering the workshop we went for a drink, and i finally got home from London about nine. I have to say that i was exhausted, which drove my … Continue reading

Posted in Attention to Detail, Blogging, Communication, Craft, Culture, Engagement, Experience, Integrity, Learning, Mediocrity, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Responsibility, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Sticking your head above the parapet: why studying the mediocre will only deliver mediocrity.

I was jolted into action this morning by Kayla Cruz, talking on her blog about mediocrity or, more specifically, why we should study the superb if we want to avoid it. Cruz is one of those rare writers who manages … Continue reading

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