Category Archives: Reflection

Reflections from CIPD Show 2015 Day 1

I’m sat in the pub, but feeling strangely unsociable: it’s an odd feeling, surrounded by friends and friendly faces, but choosing to retreat behind the keyboard. It’s an easy defence: eyes down and typing, people are less willing to disturb … Continue reading

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Iteration

My work is iterative: never complete, constantly evolving. Sometimes i talk about #WorkingOutLoud, but it’s more than that. It’s about being unafraid to share ideas half formed, in the hope that the community will help you gain the momentum and … Continue reading

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Sparks

It’s everywhere. Inspiration: sparks falling in the dry leaves, flames curling and spitting, ideas burning brightly, fanned by the winds of conversation and fed by the fuel of sharing. After two days at the Learning Solutions Conference, my head is … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Solutions Day 2: Responding to challenge

The second day of Learning Solutions and i’ve delivered my fourth and final session. Themes: how do we engage communities, how do we respond to challenge, how do we make it safe? I thought i’d capture some ideas around this … Continue reading

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When the Bell Tolls

There’s a bell in the pizzeria: i’m sat at the bar, right across the counter from the team making the dough and assembling the pizzas. When a customer leaves, they ring the bell and drop a tip in the jar. … Continue reading

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A Year of Learning

Writing is both a compulsion and a pleasure: taking two weeks off was almost a challenge. But a change is good and two weeks away from work has given me time for both relaxation and refreshment (both of the soul … Continue reading

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Singapore Postcard: The Joy of the Typewriter

In my mind, it would be dark. And musty. The sounds outside muted as the door swung behind you. Once eyes adjusted to the dark, one would become aware of tables and shelves hosting irregular ranks of typewriters, not mustered … Continue reading

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